After Messi tying up with Huawei as its Global Ambassador, yet another sports legend has joined hands with a technology company. The man in question is none other than the Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar.
Unlike Lionel Messi, the legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has invested personally in an IoT (Internet of Things) firm Smartron. Besides being a strategic shareholder Sachin will be the Brand Ambassador of the company led by a Founder & Chairman Mahesh Lingareddy. Incidentally, the man behind Smartron is also the Co-Founder & CEO of SoftMachines Inc., a US-based semiconductor maker with operations in US, India and Russia.
Talking on his associating with Smartron Sachin said," I have always been fascinated by technology. Smartron's founding vision for the need for a robust product ecosystem in the country to grow is very impressive. We need to support brands that are "designed and engineered in India" by our Entrepreneurs and Engineers that ably compete in the global markets. I look forward to being part of the growth journey of Smartron buoyed by tremendous growth opportunities offered by IoT worldwide."
Smartron has been deeply pursuing research in the emerging IoT field with their R&D units set up in Bangalore and Hyderabad. Operating since August 2014, the company has bene deeply focusing on groundbreaking innovations in the areas of smart sensor, robotics, artificial intelligence, cloud and big data technologies. Interestingly Smartron is set to launch a slew of IoT devices in the consumer and enterprise markets in the first quarter of 2016-2017 and the recent move of taking Sachin on board appears to be a strategically played move.
"We are very excited and privileged to have Sachin join us in our journey. He is one of the greatest Indian stories of our times, a true global icon and brand that disrupted the game of cricket, and inspired generations. We at Smartron aim to achieve the same in the technology space by building a global product brand from India, disrupting the IoT market with innovative products and inspiring generations of engineers and entrepreneurs," stated Mahesh Lingareddy, Founder & Chairman, Smartron.