Leading Angel Investor, Sunil Kalra, Joins the Board of Directors at 1 Play Sports
India based Angel Investor, Managing Director at ViaProjects Pvt Ltd, and Venture Partner at Stride Ventures, Sunil Kalra, has joined the board of directors at 1 Play Sports Pte. Ltd., a Singapore-based sports media content creation & streaming startup, effective June 2020.
Daniel Maag, Chairman of the board & Co-Founder at 1 Play Sports, shared, “Sunil’s decades of experience in identifying promising startups, cultivating tech businesses among others, and strategizing business expansion brings great strength and expertise to the board. I am confident that Sunil’s prowess will complement the skills of other directors and together they will provide invaluable perspectives to achieve growth, profitability, and maximum value for all the employees, clients, partners, and shareholders of the company.”
Kalra, a marketing & international trade graduate from the University of Texas, Austin, USA, an investor in early-age tech companies since 2008, and with investments in over 100 companies across India, Singapore, USA, & Israel, sits on the boards of Indian Angel Network and several other startups. He is known for strategizing expansion, defining goals, and building networks for the companies he invests his expertise in and has been listed among the most prominent angel investors in India by Forbes.
“Sunil has been a part of our company since the seed round of investment and now we are thrilled to welcome Sunil on the company’s board of directors. I look forward to his guidance on financial structuring and senior-level talent acquisition for the company”, stated Mohit Lalvani, CEO & Founder, 1 Play Sports.
Sunil began his career in the leather industry, for over a decade he served as the Founding Partner and Managing Director at BSLG Private Limited, a manufacturer and exporter of leather apparel, and worked with reputable brands including Donna Karen, Ann Taylor, Eddie Bauer, J Crew & Armani before exiting the industry. Between 2003 and 2013, Sunil was also actively involved in establishing the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies in India and served on the Boards of Governors and Finance of the University.
“I have been a part of 1 Play Sports since its early days, however, given its progress in such a short span, I decided to participate in a larger manner. 1 Play Sports is one of very few companies in the sports media arena ripe to be one of the top players in this dynamic space and the experience of the entrepreneurs blended with digital opportunity is something that has the power to do exceedingly well”, shared Sunil.
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