List of Startups Funded by Sachin Tendulkar

Ipsita Acharya Ipsita Acharya
Jul 3, 2022 7 min read
List of Startups Funded by Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar, the master blaster of Indian cricket is a former international cricket player. Born on 24th April 1973 in Bombay, Sachin made his cricket debut in the year 1989, in a test match against Pakistan when he was only 16 years old. He has captained the Indian cricket team to its best. He is considered to be one of the greatest batsmen in the entire history of cricket. However, with a successful cricket career, Sachin has maintained a favourable catalogue of being an investor as well. He has invested in big and small startups.

This article will let you know about different startups that have been funded by Sachin Tendulkar.

Startups Funded by Sachin Tendulkar

Startups Sachin Tendulkar Exited From

Startups Founded by Sachin Tendulkar

Startups Funded by Sachin Tendulkar

The following is the list of startups that are funded by the gem of Indian cricket, Sachin Tendulkar:

Smartron India

Founded- 2014
Founder- Mahesh Lingareddy, Narsi Reddy Posham, and Rohit Rathi

Smartron - Startups Funded by Sachin Tendulkar
Smartron - Startups Funded by Sachin Tendulkar

Smarton is an IoT (internet of things) company, where Sachin made one of his investments. This company is based in Hyderabad and focuses on developing small devices based on IoT and the latest technological upgrades. Smarton was founded in the year 2014, by Mahesh Lingareddy, Narsi Reddy Posham, and Rohit Rathi. The cricket legend invested and became the brand ambassador of the company in the year 2016. Sachin advertised the srt phone which the company claimed had the โ€œdependabilityโ€ as he does. In 2022, the company has been offered a capital commitment of $200 million by the GEM group.

Smaaash Entertainment

Founded- 2009
Founder- Shripal Morakhia

Smaaash Entertainment - Startups Funded by Sachin Tendulkar
Smaaash Entertainment - Startups Funded by Sachin Tendulkar

Smaaash Entertainment Private Limited, as the name suggests, operated as an entertainment center. The app renders the services of sports simulation technology based sports like cricket, racing, football, and other recreational leisure activities. The company was founded by Shripal Morakhia in the year 2009. The Master Blaster was one of the biggest stakeholders of this company which was almost more than 18% in 2013. Initially, with the progress, the company gained a lot of funds and investments.

However, in 2020, with the onset of the global pandemic, Smaaash Entertainment closed down facing a downfall in its business. However, the company restarted its operations once again in Raipur and Vijayawada and built on top of that. It is now looking to expand with 23 more stores by mid-2022.

JetSynthesys

Founded- 2014
Founder- Rajan Navani

JetSynthesys - Startups Funded by Sachin Tendulkar
JetSynthesys - Startups Funded by Sachin Tendulkar

JetSynthesys is a gaming and entertainment company. The company offers services like building, operating, and managing gaming-related things, travel products, entertainment purposes, fintech, and more. It was set up in India in the year 2014, by Rajan Navani. In mid-year 2021, Sachin Tendulkar invested around $2 million in this company, thus again adding another digital entertainment company to his catalog. He joined hands with JetSynthesys for a venture called 100MB.

This project aims at building a digital destination for all cricket lovers. It will contain all attractive cricket-related games like Sachin Saga VR and Sachin Saga Cricket Championship. Raj Navani was elated by this massive step by Sachin. He thinks Sachinโ€™s faith in their vision will help them enrich lives and make JetSynthesys an even stronger name in the Indian digital world.

Spinny

Founded- 2015
Founder- Niraj Singh, Mohit Gupta and Ramanshu Mahaur

Spinny - Startups Funded by Sachin Tendulkar
Spinny - Startups Funded by Sachin Tendulkar

Spinny aims at ensuring a full stack business model to provide transparency, value, and simplicity to customers when it comes to buying and selling used cars. Niraj Singh, Mohit Gupta and Ramanshu Mahaur founded the company in the year 2015. This used car retail platform welcomed the cricket legend, Sachin Tendulkar, as their strategic investor and face of their brand in 2021. The exact amount of his investment is not known. In 2022, it releases a campaign called โ€œKhushiyon ki Long Driveโ€ featuring PV Sindhu and Sachin Tendulkar.

With Sachin Tendulkar onboard, Spinny symbolizes his high level of consistent efficient performance with high integrity and assurance. They assure their service has the mentioned qualities of Sachinโ€™s performance. At the end of 2021, Spinny became a unicorn with a closing of $283 million Series E funding deal.


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International Tennis Premier League

Founded- 2014
Founder- Mahesh Bhupathi

International Tennis Premier League - Startups Funded by Sachin Tendulkar
International Tennis Premier League - Startups Funded by Sachin Tendulkar

In 2014, Sachin invested in ITPL. He was the co-owner of the Mumbai Franchise along with Prasad V Potluri. Tendulkar found this investment very appealing since he is a big Tennis fan. Heโ€™s a fan of the legendary John McEnroe and Roger Federer. However, in 2016, the company halted due to financial issues.

S Drive and Sach

Founded- 2007
Founder- Future Group and the Manipal Group (Joint Venture)

S Drive and Sach - Startups Funded by Sachin Tendulkar
S Drive and Sach - Startups Funded by Sachin Tendulkar

In 2007, Sachin Tendulkar became a stakeholder in a joint venture between the Future group and Manipal group. He endorsed under the brand name S Drive and Sach which offers a wide range of healthcare, fitness, and sports goods. These products are retailed across the various Future Group formats like Big Bazaar, Manipal Cure & Care, etc.

Startups Sachin Tendulkar Exited From

The following are the startups from which Sachin Tendulkar took an exit:

Musafir

Founded- 2007
Founder-
Sheikh Mohammed Al Thani, Sachin Gadoya, and Albert Dias

Musafir - Startups Funded by Sachin Tendulkar
Musafir - Startups Funded by Sachin Tendulkar

Musafir is a UAE-based premium experience travel agency also operating in India. It started its operation in India in the year 2013. Founded by Sheikh Mohammed Al Thani, Sachin Gadoya, and Albert Dias, the company had a 7.5% stake owned by the batting maestro, Sachin Tendulkar. The company chose Sachin as their face since he represented simplicity. They also considered the fact that he is one of the most travelled sportspeople ideal for representing a travel agency. However, in 2017, he made an exit from the company with 25 crores INR, 1 crore for being the face of the brand each year and the rest for his equity.

Indian Super League

Founded- 2013
Founder- IMG, Reliance Industries, and Star Sports

Indian Super League - Startups Funded by Sachin Tendulkar
Indian Super League - Startups Funded by Sachin Tendulkar

ISL is the menโ€™s professional football league in the Indian football system. It is arranged by the All India Football Federation and Football Sports Development. It began in the year 2013. In 2014, the master blaster along with entrepreneur Prasad V Potluri acquired the Kochi-based franchise of ISL, Kerala Blasters. In 2015, Prasad V Potluri sold his share, and Sachin was the owner of a 40% stake of the franchise alone. However, in 2018, Sachin no longer found his stakes in the franchise economically viable so he sold his share too.


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Startups Founded by Sachin Tendulkar

The following are some of the popular ventures of Sachin Tendulkar:

True Blue

Founded- 2016
Founders- Sachin Tendulkar and Arvind Fashions Limited

True Blue - Startups Founded by Sachin Tendulkar
True Blue - Startups Founded by Sachin Tendulkar

It is a joint venture by Sachin Tendulkar and Arvind Fashions Limited launched in the year 2016. The company aims at taking India to the global stage and making clothing market for global Indians. The uniqueness of this brand is the fact that the cloth-making techniques of this company are authentic Indian and the dyeing techniques have a western origin. True Blue is a menโ€™s apparel brand but it wishes to step into the womenโ€™s section soon too. The brand has around 75 showrooms all across the country.

SRT Sports Management

Founded- 2016
Founders- Sachin Tendulkar and Anjali Tendulkar

SRT Sports Management - Startups Founded by Sachin Tendulkar
SRT Sports Management - Startups Founded by Sachin Tendulkar

SRT Sports Management Private Limited is a sports management company owned and managed by Sachin Tendulkar and his wife Anjali Tendulkar. Founded in 2016, the sports management company aims at helping children of the country in realizing their zeal and potential in the field of sports and education. The social initiatives and activities of this company are looked after by the cricketer himself.

Sachin's and Tendulkar's

Founded- 2002
Founders- Sachin Tendulkar and Sanjay Narang

Sachin's and Tendulkar's - Startups Founded by Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin's and Tendulkar's - Startups Founded by Sachin Tendulkar

In 2002, with famous hotelier Sanjay Narang by his side, Sachin opened restaurants named Sachinโ€™s and Tendulkarโ€™s. The restaurant showcased the favorite dishes of the cricketer from worldwide. But sadly, his hotel business faced the downside and was closed down.

Conclusion

The above-mentioned were the startups funded and owned by Sachin Tendulkar. We see Sachinโ€™s business profiles mostly revolves around fitness, sports, and digital ventures. However, his clothing brand on the list is indeed a successful exception.

FAQs

Who is the richest cricketer of India?

Sachin Tendulkar is the richest cricketer in India with a net worth of around $150 million (1,110 crore INR).

How old is Sachin Tendulkar?

Sachin Tendulkar is 49 years old (born on 24th April 1973).

How much does Sachin charge for advertising?

Sachin Tendulkar charges between 1 to 5 crore INR for advertising a brand.

Why does Iptl stop?

International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), founded by Mahesh Bhupathi, halted in the year 2016 due to certain financial issues.

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