Spektacom is founded by Anil Kumble, India’s most successful bowler and a legend of the game. He is the second bowler in the history of cricket to have taken all 10 wickets in an innings.
Spektacom’s vision is to revolutionize the sporting experience by creating an ecosystem that engages fans, broadcasters, amateurs, coaches, and professionals through state-of-the-art smart products and technologies. High definition camera systems, embedded sensors, video analytics, artificial intelligence, video modelling, augmented reality, and more, are fundamentally changing the way sport is played and consumed. Spektacom’s products will define a new paradigm for performance analysis and fan engagement.
With a single minded focus on transforming SportsTech, the team at Spektacom comprises of individuals with an innovative mindset and extensive experience in the Sports and Technology domains.
The team has partnered with Microsoft, one of the world’s largest technology companies, to leverage and develop solutions using Microsoft Azure Cloud and AI services. Star Sports, one the world's leading cricket broadcasters and Spektacom’s broadcast partner, helps to bring the Spektacom PowerBat data and insights from the shots played on the cricket ground to millions of viewers watching the game, in real time.
Anil Kumble, founder of Spektacom, is one of India’s most successful and highly respected sports icon. He is featured in the prestigious ICC Cricket Hall of Fame list and has won several awards, including Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian honor, for his contribution to sports. Anil has immense experience as a player, captain, professional coach, public speaker, and cricket administrator at various institutions of repute including the ICC, National Cricket Academy, and the Karnataka State Cricket Association. He is also the founder of TENVIC, an organization that focuses on grassroots-level development of the sporting ecosystem in India.
Gaurav Manchanda is a Co-founder at Spektacom. He is also the MD at Manchanda Capital, with business interests primarily in the areas of sports, retail, tech and social investments. Gaurav is a member of a single-family office in Bangalore headed by Mr. SD Shibulal (Co-Founder and a former CEO of Infosys Limited). Businesses under the family office span across multiple industries and geographies (India, US, UK, Europe). Gaurav is a Trustee of the Advaith Foundation and of the Sarojini Damodaran Foundation, nonprofits that support causes in education, healthcare, and organic farming. He graduated with an MBA from the Questrom School of Business Boston University. Gaurav is also a member of the International Board of Advisors to the Dean of the Questrom School of Business as well as the Co-Chair to the Boston University Alumni Leadership Council of India.