Xconomy, 3/12/2012 –
Are you sick of platforms yet? I know I am. But I’m not sick of sports.
Hence, let’s talk about Korrio, a sports-automation software company that has an interesting bicoastal story. Korrio is based in Seattle, but one of its biggest markets is Massachusetts. Specifically, Massachusetts youth soccer clubs. The Bay State is “sports crazy,” and its soccer clubs are “seen as progressive,” says Steve Goldman, Korrio’s founder and CEO.
I spoke with Goldman on his recent trip to Boston last month. Seattle techies know him as the former CEO of Isilon Systems (now part of Massachusetts tech giant EMC) and, before that, senior vice president at F5 Networks. Goldman helped take both companies public, with IPOs in 1999 and 2006 respectively, so he has a fair bit of operating experience from before and after the dot-com bubble. Besides Seattle, he has also lived in the Boston area, back in the mid-1970s and again in the mid-‘90s.