Vishal Gondal, who had resigned from his post as the managing director of the digital arm of Disney UTV in April last year has launched his new venture. Gondal, who is the founder and CEO of Indiagames, the country’s largest digital gaming firm, had decided to leave the company to pursue entrepreneurship.
What do you do if you have sold your pioneering gaming company in India for US$100 million to Walt Disney and are relegated to the role of uber-manager? Why, relive the glory days of building another hot idea out, of course. That’s what Vishal Gondal, one of the pioneers behind gaming in India via his company Indiagames has done by jumpstarting what could be a hot product company—a rarity here—in the fitness and health space. This article reports that Gondal has started GOQii (pronounced Go-key) which makes a fitness band that accumulates data from all your health-related activities which a personal coach then digests in order to give you a customized training regimen via real time text or audio-visual chats.