9stacks is one of India's top online poker forums. Players can play any time, from anywhere, using their iOS / Android apps, Mac / Windows executables, or directly from their browsers. Prizes can be cashed out to their bank accounts or wallets.
Co-founded by Sudhir Kamath and Rishabh Mathur, 9stacks lets virtual gamers play online real-money poker. Real-money poker has a simple rake-based revenue model – every time customers wager against each other, 9stacks takes a small percentage from the winner’s pot. 9stacks also provides basic poker education as well as a skills dashboard through which gamers can analyze their own games to become better players. The major costs of the business are technology, marketing, and customer retention. The company - with an original investment of less than Rs 60 lakh - was launched in August 2017, and has been earning revenues from the first day of operations. In October 2018, the Delhi-based startup became India’s first VC-funded poker platform when WaterBridge Ventures led a $4million Series A round. Since then, 9stacks has continued to grow rapidly across India, including Tier 2 / Tier 3 markets.
SparSkills Technologies Pvt Ltd
New Delhi, Delhi, India
No. of Employees
21 to 40
Co-Founder & CEO
Co-Founder & CTO
Gamers, typically aged 24 to 29, from across India.
18 to 25,
26 to 34