In today's fast paced environment where one doesn't get time to breathe and relax, it's important to devote time to sports and a healthy lifestyle. However, it's not easy to find a place and company to play your favourite sport. In metropolitain cities with skycrapers all around, it's even more difficult to find a place where one can play sports.\r\n\r\nSo if you want to break away from the monotonous un-healthy corporate life, Delhi based\u00a0Playnlive.com is here to help you. \u201cWe are an online sports discovery and booking platform\u201d says the founder of PlaynLive.com, Nakul Kapur.\r\n\r\nNakul had always been passionate about\u00a0sports for many years and also represented his school and college in multiple sports at various levels. After completing his MBA from International Management Institute (IMI, Delhi), he started working in Gurgaon but didn\u2019t find much time for sports. He used to struggle to find partners to play with because of the hectic work hours. Also there wasn\u2019t any concrete information available anywhere about the sports facilities across the city. That\u2019s when he started Playnlive.com, a platform to discover places to play sports in Delhi NCR.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nVisitors can log on to Playnlive.com, select their city, select a sport and search for a facility near their place. The users will be able to find complete relevant information related to any sports facility.\r\n\r\nPlaynlive has more than 7000 sports facilities listed on the website in 17 cities. They also provide information on 30 sports events of which they handle payment and booking for runningandliving.com.\u00a0It covers sports clubs, complexes, coaching academies and sports events. A visitor can view images of the sports establishment, find out the facilities available, timings, reviews, maps, contact number and email on Playnlive. It also cover topics related to sports, health and fitness through the\u00a0Playnlive blog. They are\u00a0working hard to get their mobile applications out soon as well.\r\n\r\nThe website was launched on 1'st February 2014, however it started its operations for Delhi NCR in September 2013.\u00a0They started out with listings for Delhi initially and later on, as traffic grew, scaled to other metro cities as well. They initially targeted people in the 24-35 age bracket\u00a0who are passionate about sports and are also working. It has also signed up with 5 merchants from Delhi NCR and has some of the big names like KravMaga and Delhi Rock to boast about.\r\n\r\n\u201cThat\u2019s when I took this plunge of leaving my comfortable job in the products team at PaytTM.com to work on Playnlive as a full time venture\u201d says Nakul.\r\n\r\n\u201cCollecting and verifying the data was the most difficult task in the initial days\u201d he says. With limited man power and capital it had become really difficult for them to cover clubs and complexes, academies for 30+ sports in every city.\r\n\r\nPlaynlive lists all sports facilities for free but charges for featured or promoted listings and ads.\u00a0The website has also signed up merchants for online bookings, cash management and online ticketing for sports events.\r\n\r\nAdvertisement by sports goods seller, sports facility owners and sports event organisers is one their primary\u00a0source of revenue. They work on a fixed and variable fee model with the sports establishments where they get the variable part on every referred sale from their platform.\r\n\r\nPlaynlive aims to be the world\u2019s largest platform for sports enthusiasts. They have already developed a discovery and booking platform across major cities of India.\r\n\r\nSoon they will be\u00a0adding a section for\u00a0social networking for sports enthusiasts\u00a0on their platform which will help people connect with each other and start an activity. This will be open to people across the globe after a soft launch with a few users.\u00a0Since the website already has a discovery and booking platform, this would complete the flow of starting up any activity or playing a sport. People will be able to create their profiles, connect with each other, discover a place through Playnlive and book the space as well, thus completing the loop. The company plans to break even by the end of the fiscal year of 2014.\r\n\r\nA number of players\u00a0like Qurly, FitHo\u00a0and\u00a0Fitternity have come up in the past few months who are going niche by aggregating service providers in verticals like gyms, yoga, spa's. This is an unorganized space as of now which each of these players is targeting.\r\n\r\nThe Fitness & Slimming service sector is valued at $2 Bn which is growing at 25-30% CAGR. This market is just a subset of the estimated $17 Bn health and wellness market of India. The health and wellness space seems to be heating up a lot.