February 23, 2012
Posted by GeekWire
As a father and coach, Steve Goldman experienced first-hand the pains of getting youth sports teams organized. And as a techie, he knew there had to be a better way.
Goldman founded Korrio in 2009 to solve that problem, creating an online service that helps coaches, players and family members stay organized using modern-day technologies. (Think Web-based calendars, team discussion walls and player profile pages, as well as registration, team formation and scheduling systems).
“Our mission is to transform the sports experience and elevate the level at which sports are played by automating the things that get in the way,” said Goldman in a message introducing the site.
Building a social networking service for youth sports is a far cry from Goldman’s past experiences where he served as CEO of Isilon Systems and senior vice president of F5 Networks — two of Seattle’s better known tech infrastructure companies.
Korrio isn’t quite as big, with just 26 employees. But Goldman will tell you why he thinks there’s a big opportunity in bringing youth sports into the 21st century, questions we asked in our latest installment of Startup Spotlight.