Rahul Sood joins Jaffna Stallions as co-owner | Daily News

Rahul Sood joins Jaffna Stallions as co-owner

Rahul Sood
Rahul Sood

Rahul Sood, a highly successful Seattle based tech entrepreneur and founder of Microsoft Ventures, has joined the ownership group of Jaffna Stallions franchise cricket team in the Lanka Premier League (LPL).

Sood will play a key role to support Jaffna Stallions’ brand development and growth worldwide.

“We are delighted to welcome Rahul Sood, creator of Microsoft Ventures as a co-owner. He brings a wealth of experience and international business acumen with his trailblazing entrepreneurship at VoodooPC and Unikrn. He will further sharpen our branding and enhance our international presence,” said Anandan Arnold, Chief Strategy Officer of Jaffna Stallions. Sood is the co-founder of Unikrn, the global esports entertainment platform.

“The popularity of cricket is huge, and everyone knows the IPL has a massive global fan base, so I was super excited to see Sri Lanka launch the Lanka Premier League. Cricket is far and away the most popular sport in Sri Lanka, so this will be one of the biggest moves in sports in decades,” said Rahul Sood.

A serial entrepreneur, Sood spent 18 years in multiple startups prior to joining Microsoft.

He founded luxury and gaming computer manufacturer VoodooPC, which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard (HP). He went on to serve as the CTO of HP Gaming. Sood is an early shareholder and advisor to Maingear, Razer, ZED, and Vrvana which was recently acquired by Apple.