Upgame, an app developed in India by Delhi-based Bensaw Technologies and its founder, former amateur touring player Sameer Sawhney, has attracted an undisclosed amount as investment from Liverpool midfielder James Milner and his former teammate Adam Lallana.
In recent times, the app has seen a 30-fold growth in monthly revenue since January of this year and has managed to retain over 85% of its users as it grows geographically.
Other investors in Upgame include Danny Conway, former San Francisco-based Facebook; Andreesen Horowitz, tech entrepreneur and philanthropist; Dr Pawan Munjal, Chairman and CEO of Hero MotoCorp, one of India’s renowned business leaders and RN Sports Management.
The sports performance app currently specializes in golf and helps players analyze their game and better understand their strengths and weaknesses. Its unique map-based interface and metrics, which can be shared between player and coach through the app itself, has led to a 790% increase in data collection from users.
Speaking about funding, Founder and CEO Sameer Sawhney, Upgame said, âJames and Adam are game legends who fully understand what it takes to perform at the highest level and the important role statistics play in any game. sport. We are delighted that two of the world’s most famous athletes are joining us on our journey. Travel restrictions imposed due to the pandemic have allowed our entire team to double down on the product to become the preferred data intelligence and practice tracking platform for golfers in all markets we have entered so far. ‘now.
âThis funding will be used to further develop the product by adding more sports and related metrics, and will help us market the app to a wider audience. We look forward to applying our golf learnings to other sports and to being at the forefront of improving knowledge and performance in the burgeoning sports technology industry. “
Commenting on the investment, James Milner, Liverpool midfielder and founder of White Rose Sports Management, said: âFrom the moment we discussed the ethics of White Rose Sports Management, we wanted the performance to be at the top. core of everything we did, and that aspect was very apparent in the Upgame team during our first interactions.
We love their vision of improving the performance of athletes around the world, the intense focus of the team, the fast execution and the in-depth insight into their users. We are delighted to be part of their journey.
In the past two years, nearly 2 million games have been recorded on the UpGames app. Some of the prestigious national federations using Upgame include Golf Australia, Norwegian Golf Federation, Singapore Golf Association, Hong Kong Golf Association, Thailand Sports Authority, and Finnish Golf Union. Various PGAs, LPGAs, European Tour, as well as major champions and top US NCAA college teams are also key users of UpGame.
The app adds to the legacy of Indian companies that are expanding into the global market.