Rheo TV is a game streaming platform that aims to make professional game streaming a mainstream career option in India, by building an entertainment ecosystem that drives engagement and monetization. It’s mission is to bring gaming into the same league as that of cricket and Bollywood in India.
Today, India has nearly 200M active gamers on smartphones. Ubiquitous internet infrastructure and affordable smartphones is leading to an increasing popularity of multi-player online gaming in India and Rheo TV is tapping into this phenomenon.
A large segment of their users are college students who are serious gamers. Platforms like Rheo TV are a way for them to engage with a larger community and express their skills, while earning money at the same time. Within a month of the launch, Rheo TV has been featured multiple times in the Top 10 Trending section of Google Play Store.
Rheo TV was set up in August 2019 by Saksham Keshri and Prakash Kumar. Saksham has built teams and products from scratch at multiple fast-growing startups including Unacademy and JioSaavn. Prakash previously worked as a product engineer for Cuemath and Unacademy and has experience in building video platforms that have scaled to serve millions of users.
Angel investors: Dinesh Kumar, Gaurav Munjal, Hemesh Singh, Mahesh Narayanan, Phanindra Sama, Roman Saini