Korrio has pulled in $4.6 million in new venture funding, money that the Seattle area startup will use to expand the service beyond youth soccer leagues. Previous investors, including Ignition Partners and angel investors, participated in the round.

Founded in 2009 by former Isilon Systems and F5 Networks executive Steve Goldman, Korrio is developing a social network that coaches, parents and youth sports players can use to organize and communicate about teams. For the most part, the company has been focused on youth soccer to date, inking deals with clubs such as the Emerald City Football Club.

With the new money, Korrio plans to roll out its platform, described as an online sports automation system, to new sports leagues. Among other things, the service allows coaches to send alerts via text, email or phone if there’s a change in practice or game times. Coaches can use the tool to post game results or highlights, while club administrators can use it to arrange game schedules or rosters

“Korrio is now powering youth soccer leagues, teams and clubs in more than 27 states and three countries and is improving the youth sports experience for coaches, players and parents,” Goldman said in a release. “This new funding will help us accelerate our momentum and fuel the development of new capabilities as we expand into new sports markets.”

Total funding in the company, which employs 20 people, now stands at $7.9 million.

Previously on GeekWire: Startup Spotlight: Korrio looks to score with social network for youth sports

Comments

  • Forrest Corbett

    Congrats guys!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bspoonemore Brenda Spoonemore

    how is it different/differentiated from Active.com’s platform? I’m not sure how much recent dev Active has done on their youth sports/team platform but would be curious to better understand this vs incumbents.

  • Allyson

    yes, but at this moment their system is causing me much angst because I want to use it to its full functionality, but I get a upload fail message when I try to put up profile pics :(

  • Allyson

    Here is the upload fail I get EVERYTIME I try and put up a photo:
    Upload Failed! Error was: Unable to create directory /mnt/deployments/korrio_core/wordpress-mu/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/avatars/362170. Is its parent directory writable by the server?

  • Allyson

    And, considering that parents are up fiddling with this stuff at night you would think they would staff evening or 24 hour tech support.

  • BobCa

    If only they provided effective support for the service, beyond canned responses that do not work. It is almost impossible to contact anyone at the company. Their phone system routes all calls to dead ends, and their sales team does not answer their phone. Giving technology company’s reputations a big black eye.

  • OldDad

    Korrio is horribly slow–like one-single-prewar-server slow–and it’s a pre-World War II server!

    Registration, schedules, & rosters FOR THE SAME TEAM are divided over about 1/2 dozen screens. The same roster or the same game requires 5-7 clicks each to amass the information (day, date, location, gametime, opponent, home or away–all on separate screens).

    Each screen takes 11-13 seconds to load X 15 kids + 28 parents email addresses X 9 games, you do the math.

    Plus it doesn’t remember settings (like 25 entries per page defaults back to 10 entries–who has a computer that bogs down over pulling up 25 entries? Maybe a DOS computer??

    I’ve coached teams for years (soccer, lacrosse, baseball, basketball etc) and Korrio is a giant step backward in technology.

    So, do you think they put their money into securing credit card transactions?
    I doubt it.

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