NEW DELHI, Aug. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — India’s fastest growing online poker platform, 9stacks has become the first real money gaming company to win the prestigious SuperStartups Asia award 2019.
This year, 211 start-ups entered the contest, and the final winners were selected by relevant target audiences. Previous winners of this award include Byju’s, PhonePe, Aye Finance, ShopClues, and Droom. “We are quite humbled to be in the company of such amazing start-ups, and we hope to scale similar heights in the future,” said 9stacks CEO and Co-Founder Sudhir Kamath.
The jury of the SuperStartUps Asia 2019 consisted of some eminent entrepreneurs and businessmen including Mr. Puneet Pushkarna, chairman of TiE Singapore, Naukri.com founder Sanjeev Bikhchandani, and MakeMyTrip founder and CEO Deep Kalra.
Over the last 2 years, 9stacks has seen 6x growth in its annual revenue and its user base and now has more than 300,000 registered users. In 2018, 9stacks became the first online poker company to raise a Series A round, led by the VC firm Waterbridge Ventures. 9stacks also launched an online fantasy sports platform faboom.com that has been growing rapidly in the last few months, and now offers its customers a chance to pick their own fantasy teams in cricket football and kabaddi.
9stacks is India’s leading online poker platform, offering poker as a fun, skill-based online game that can be played anytime anywhere.
Sudhir Kamath is an IIM-A alumnus and ex-McKinsey consultant with over 17 years of experience. Prior to 9stacks, he was CEO of Suntera Energy.
Pratik Kumar is an IIT KGP alumnus, with over 12 years of experience in e-commerce and online marketing. He was the CMO of Nykaa.com and founding team member of Zivame.com
Abhinav Nigam is an IIT KGP alumnus and ex-BCG consultant, with over 12 years of experience with Accenture Strategy and the Boston Consulting Group
Rishab Mathur is an IIT KGP alumnus with over 12 years of experience in technology. He was head of mobile technology for Nearbuy and CTO of 9monks and Blot Canvas.
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