Playgroundonline seeks to glorify sport by making it accessible and affordable to more and more people across the country.
Playgroundonline believes that there's a player in every one of us. And the best way to celebrate that is to Go Play.
Playgroundonline gets you closer to sport by equipping you for it. It retails the leading brands in sports equipment, accessories, apparel, footwear, books, media titles, games and more. Playgroundonline is an e-store that allows you to order 24 hours a day at the best prices, with the convenience of the top sports brands being home delivered to you at any location in the country. It also seeks to build a community of sports lovers by providing an arena for them to interact, share experiences and express opinions.
We are committed to creating a new realm of possibility in e-commerce in India by focussing on few of the following parameters which will provide value to the customers. We believe e-commerce provided with below product/service parameters, has immense potential in India and we want to be at the forefront of this offering.
- Better Choice through product range
- Information Availability
- Partnerships with reputed Brands/Suppliers
- Integrated Logistics
- Robust Packaging
- Technology Leverage
- Superior Customer Service
Team Playgroundonline came into being when we came together to create something that we are passionate about. Between us, we bring in experience in technology, marketing, business management, and great Sports knowledge. We are excited about this venture and we hope to bring value to the sporting fraternity. Here is a brief about us.
Ramakrishna "RK" Kalluri, Co-Founder and CEO, is a graduate of IIT-Madras and grew through the ranks in Infosys over the past 16 years and left the organization as Associate Vice President. RK brings in-depth experience in large program management, large client relationships, change management and new initiatives, technology enabled business solutions, business and strategic planning. He has good knowledge of retail and high-tech distribution domain. Currently, in charge of handling online business including product mix, vendor relationships and finance.
Sanjay Rao, Co-Founder and COO, has Masters from University of Warwick, UK. In 2006 he Co-founded a Sports Analytics Organization SportingMindz Technology which has innovative solutions for various sports and the clientele includes Cricket South Africa, IPL teams, Cervelo Cycling team, Olympians and Indian Hockey team. Sanjay spent 10 years in IT industry focusing mainly on Performance Engineering on products like Siebel, Oracle and i2 e-procurement. He also setup a 100+ team for performance testing in Wipro technologies before quitting to start SportingMindz. Currently, in charge of handling B2B, and Institutional sales.
Srini Battula, Co-Founder and CTO, a 15 year veteran of software product development brings his knowledge of technology and International markets to Playgroundonline. He worked in large as well as small startup companies like ABB, enCommerce, Entrust, Symphony Services, and Ketera Technologies. He brings in rich experience in the areas of e-commerce and web security. Srini holds a Master of Science from Iowa State University, USA and worked in the Silicon Valley for 9 years and currently lives in Bangalore. Currently, he is in-charge of website technologies including platform, online marketing and technical infrastructure.
Vijay Bharadwaj brings in a huge expertise and relationship in sporting fraternity. Vijay has represented Indian Cricket Team during 1999-2002 and has the highest distinction of being awarded Man of Series in Kenya which was his first International representation. He is currently the Asst. Coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore. He is a level 3 instructor and has in-depth understanding of biomechanics and helps in analyzing a cricketers’ technique.
Sandeep Kannambadi is the co-founder of Sportingmindz. Sandeep has more than 10 years of engineering and management experience in the software industry. As CTO, he is in charge of defining and engineering Sportingmindz's products and customer service. Prior to his current role as CTO of Sportingmindz, Sandeep worked for Wipro Technologies Ltd. He was the architect working with clients like M&S. Sandeep was responsible for engineering and delivering several mission-critical applications for Fortune 500 companies. He brings considerable focused expertise in the areas of EAI, mobility and works closely with partners like Intel for newer products.
Chetan Baboor is an Indian international Table Tennis champion and winner of the Arjuna Award for 1997 - an award recognizing outstanding achievement in sports in India. Chetan has four national titles and double golds in the Commonwealth Championships. He was born in Lucknow, India and has represented Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Petroleum Sports Control Board teams in India as well as BTK Enig in Sweden. Apart from his sporting achievements, he has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering and a MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Playground Sports (India) Pvt. Ltd. is based in Bangalore with offices in New Delhi and Gurgaon.
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1800 425 425 35 or +91 80 26257200