More than 700 million people globally play racket sports actively, but less than 10% have access to coaches. Training groups on average have one coach for 20 players, and only elite teams have access to performance analytics.
Clutch is automating performance analytics of professionals and making them accessible to any racket sports player in the world with a smartphone. With Clutch, any player can record their matches and receive personalized feedback, automated performance tracking and video highlights. Players and coaches can connect with each other through team profiles and keep up with their sport by following players and live events.
KEY CUSTOMERS AND INTERNATIONAL PRESENCE
Clutch beta customers include several of the world’s best badminton players and coaches from Denmark, Holland, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, USA, the UK.
Clutch is founded by Kári Gunnarsson and Eric Navarro. The CEO, Kári Gunnarsson, is a former professional badminton player and previously employed at Innovation Center Denmark in Silicon Valley. Eric Navarro is the CTO of Clutch, and is a former competitive badminton player, with a MSc in Computer Vision from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Previously, Eric was the first employee hired by the acclaimed healthtech startup Radiobotics.
Unique selling point
Clutch is the first to market AI-driven technology for badminton and they are well placed to grow in the sport through strong partnerships with top players and coaches,including world champions and Olympic medallists.
Badminton is Clutch App’s beachhead market into racket sports. Badminton is one of the most popular sports throughout Asia, with a very large following in China and Korea.
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