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