|Description||Web and mobile apps for avid athletes|
|Series A, 1/2011 |
|Series B, 7/2011 |
Madrone Capital Partners
A group of us were reminiscing about the glory days. We found ourselves missing the excitement and camaraderie of past athletic teams and competitions. Times had changed: we lived all over the country and free time was a scarce commodity.
We were avid cyclists so we decided to build a cycling “club” on the web. With an early version of Strava we began comparing rides and creating small competitions amongst ourselves. It was working - we were bringing the fun back into riding and creating a sense of team despite the distance.
Last summer we invited a few others to join us. They too enjoyed the experience of Strava and became addicted to uploading their rides. We began adding more and more features to the site. Soon it was obvious we should be sharing this club with as many cyclists as possible.
Strava was born - the web’s premier cycling club.