Shark Tank India’s recent episode saw Anupam Mittal and Peeyush Bansal’s digital avatars get into a fierce battle of cricket on the NFT-based gaming platform, Bowled.io.
The company’s co-founders Rahul Singh and Akshay Khandelwal, pitched their idea to the sharks with the intention of receiving INR 8 million in exchange for a 2% equity stake in the business.
The two sharks played an action-packed game of cricket with all the drama and masala of a real match. The game took a hilarious turn when Anupam’s avatar got Peeyush’s avatar lying bamboozled on the floor.
While Bowled.io couldn’t get any sharks to come on board with them, the sharks seemed excited with their concept and advised the company on the road ahead. The most crucial being, learning the importance of harboring community-led growth instead of chasing performance-based results. They also stressed on creating a niche in the heavily competitive market going forward.
Bowled.io was launched in March last year and was founded by Rahul Singh, Akshay Khandelwal, and Neeraj Jhanji. On this blockchain-powered platform, users can discover and play games, own in-game assets, compete in tournaments, and complete the blockchain gaming loop and in-game asset utility and wallet. Recently, the company added renowned cricket expert and the voice of Indian cricket, Harsha Bhogle as a strategic investor to the company.
Bowled.io is a Singapore-based social GameFi platform. Bowled operates hyper-casual and mid-core strategy games around sports, with a unified game economy and reward system. Bowled allows users to discover and play games, own in-game assets, interact with favorite influencers, participate in contests, compete in tournaments, win rewards and much more!
With its unique GTM and distribution strategy, Bowled.io has cruised through the POC phase and is now entering into the growth phase.
The founders of Bowled.io are Rahul Singh, Akshay Khandelwal and Neeraj Jhanjhi who represent McKinsey, INSEAD, IIT & IIM alumni, serial entrepreneurs, and a team who worked with Disney, Meta, Marvel, and MGM brands.