Tiger Global, TPG & ChrysCapital Lead Investment of $225M in Dream Sports
September 14, 2020 | Mumbai: Dream Sports, India’s leading sports technology company with brands such as Dream11, FanCode and DreamX in its portfolio, today announced the completion of a primary and secondary investment led by Tiger Global Management, TPG Tech Adjacencies (TTAD), ChrysCapital and Footpath Ventures worth $225 Million. This investment represents the growth of the Indian sports technology sector and its potential to transform sports in India.
Talking about the deal, Harsh Jain, CEO and Co-Founder, Dream Sports said, “We are excited to welcome our new partners, who share our passion for sports and have extensive experience in building highly valuable tech companies in India. As a homegrown Indian company, we are proud to continue adding value to our 10 crore Indian sports fans, investors, employees and the overall sports ecosystem in India. In the last two years, we have grown beyond fantasy sports to sports content, merchandise, streaming, experiences, and there is much more to come. Our vision is to ‘Make Sports Better’ for India and Indian fans through sports technology and innovation.”
Talking about this development, Akshay Tanna, Managing Director, TPG said, “The sports sector has high growth potential in India. There is a significant opportunity to enhance the fan experience and we are excited to partner with Dream Sports to leverage technology in ways that will deepen the connection between Indian fans and the sports they love.”
Commenting on this development, Kshitij Sheth, Vice President, ChrysCapital, said, “Dream Sports is the largest and fastest-growing Sports Tech platform in the country with a phenomenal track record. ChrysCapital is excited to be a part of their vision to transform the way sport is consumed through technology and innovation.”
Delighted about the rapid growth of the company and industry, Bhavit Sheth, COO and Co-Founder, Dream Sports, said, “We welcome our new partners in this phase of our growth. We have grown from one to many brands and from 200 Sportans (employees of Dream Sports) to 450 in the last two years. I am proud of our lean yet highly efficient team that has been the driving force behind the creation of ‘Sports Tech’ as a new industry category in India.”
A completely homegrown company founded in 2008 by Harsh Jain and Bhavit Sheth, Dream Sports is headquartered and located only in Mumbai.
Avendus Capital was the exclusive financial advisor to Dream Sports on the transaction.
Dream Sports is India’s leading sports technology company with brands such as Dream11, FanCode, DreamX and DreamSetGo in its portfolio. Dream Sports is executing its vision of ‘Make Sports Better’ by providing multiple fan engagement avenues like fantasy sports, content, commerce, experiences and events, among others. Founded in 2008 by Harsh Jain and Bhavit Sheth, Dream Sports is headquartered and located only in Mumbai. Dream Sports has been featured in the Top 10 ‘Great Places to Work’ in the sports tech category, every year since 2018.
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