Jain will be taking a career hiatus after being with the sports website for 13 years.
Porush Jain, the founder and CEO of sports and eSports website Sportskeeda, has quit the company.
Jain founded the website in 2009 with co-founder Srinivas Rowjee Cuddapah. Before starting Sportskeeda, he was a software engineer working with Infosys. The company was acquired by video game company Nazara Technologies back in 2019.
In a LinkedIn post announcing his exit, Jain wrote, "My dreamy journey at Sportskeeda ends today as I successfully exit the company. From sweeping the office floor myself to sweeping the market share! From a mere sports blog to a company doing $15M ARR!"
Jain will be taking a break for travelling. "Currently relishing the thought that I can do anything in this world now! Maybe a new start-up, an NGO, an angel investor & mentor, a traveler, or maybe a gardener," he said.
Sportskeeda announced that the COO of the company, Ajay Pratap Singh, will be the new chief executive officer of the company. Singh joined the company in 2019 as the head of digital marketing and partnerships and was elevated to the position of COO a year later.
In the company's LinkedIn post, the new CEO said, "It was a great learning experience working alongside Porush. Being the brand's founder, he was instrumental in taking Sportskeeda to where it is today. With his continued guidance as a mentor to me and the team, we hope to take Sportskeeda to even greater heights."
The website registered a 433% user growth with monthly average users increasing from 15 million to 80 million from 2020 to 2022.