Vishal Gondal: Founder & CEO of GOQii

Vishal Gondal is an Indian Entrepreneur, who founded a fitness technology company, GOQii (pronounced Go-Key) in 2014. He is the former CEO of the game development company, Indiagames, which was sold to DisneyUTVDigital. He served as the Managing Director of Digital division of The Walt Disney Company India. Most recently, on 4 September 2020, Bollywood Actor Akshay Kumar declared the release of FAU-G, which would be leaded by Vishal via Bengaluru based nCORE Games where he serves as its Co-founder. He is also an active Angel Investor. As of 2019, he has net worth of $2 million.

Vishal Gondal- Biography

Name Vishal Gondal
Born 14 July, 1976
Birthplace Mumbai, India
Age 44 (2020)
Nationality Indian
Education Mumbai University
Profession Entrepreneur; Venture Capitalist; Angel Investor
Position CEO at GOQii; Former CEO at Indiagames
Net worth 2 million (2019)
Marital Status Married
Spouse Harpreet

Vishal Gondal- Personal Life
Vishal Gondal- Education
Vishal Gondal- Professional Life
Vishal Gondal- Indiagames
Vishal Gondal- Sweat and Blood Venture
Vishal Gondal- GOQii
Vishal Gondal- FAU-G
Vishal Gondal- Honors & Awards


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Vishal Gondal- Personal Life

Vishal was born in Mumbai, India. He is an avid sportsman, he has played volleyball at the state and national levels. He represented Maharashtra in the national championship. He was a Rank Holder of National Computer Problem Solving Contest in 'C' programming. He obtained his first personal computer when he was 13. He is married to Harpreet, who also worked for his venture Indiagames.

Vishal Gondal- Education

Vishal pursued TYBCOM from R.A Podar. After finishing his schooling, he started his own venture called FACT at the age of 16. Moreover, he is specialized in leading various business teams with a promise to inculcate extraordinary results.

Vishal Gondal- Professional Life

Vishal started his entrepreneurial journey post his schooling. His venture Indiagames is an award winning multi-platform games company. He has formerly served as the CEO of Indiagames Ltd. for 16 years.

He headed the Mumbai Chapter of the International Game Developers Association. He is even a part of The Nokia Advisory Council for Games and advises Nokia on gaming technologies.

The Walt Disney Company India Private Limited reincorporated its digital assets under a new portal, DisneyUTVDigital in 2008. Vishal served as the Managing Director of this new portal. He headed all gaming and digital operations of Disney in India after the acquisition of Indiagames to Disney.

He is an investment partner of Sweat and Blood Venture Group since January 2007. He is currently the Founder & CEO of GOQii Inc since February 2014. He is also a Co-founder at nCore Games, which recently declared to launch FAU-G game soon.

Vishal Gondal- Indiagames

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Vishal founded a video game development and publishing company called Indiagames in 1999. The company had 300 employees and extended offices across Mumbai, Beijing, London and Los Angels by 2009.

The company actively develop games for wireless, console and online gaming platforms while working with top game publishers, handset manufactures Hollywoood studios and mobile operators across the world. Indiagames has cordially partnered with Activision and Marvel to develop and distribute a game based on Spider-Man.

He further sold a majority share (76.29% of the company) to a subsidiary of TOM Online Inc called TOM online Games in 2009 and left his position of CEO. At the specific time of acquisition, Indiagames was making a profit of $400,000 roughly on revenue of $11 million.


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Vishal Gondal- Sweat and Blood Venture

Vishal established a company called Sweat and Blood Venture group in 2008 for the sake of investing in startups a through seed funding. The organization has invested in ventures including Instablogs, Docsuggest and others. He has also presented at the INK Conferences in Mumbai.

Vishal Gondal- GOQii

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Vishal launched the fitness technology firm GOQii in March 2014. The company is headquartered in Menlo Park, California with offices in Mumbai and Shenzen. He is the Founder and CEO of GOQii, since its establishment.

The tagline of the company is to Make a permanent
shift to a healthier lifestyle with the collation of advanced wearable technology, world's leading experts, coaches and karma. The fitness firm centers on sustained engagement and goal reinforcement and offers a complete ecosystem as a single integrated solution, which is a powerful combination of technology and human connection.

Vishal Gondal- FAU-G

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Vishal is the Co-founder of nCore Games, which announced to release an "action" game FAU-G or Fearless And United: Guards game soon in India. The initiative was proposed after the ban of China-based PUB-G game in India, which happened recently on 2 September, 2020.

However, Vishal asserted that FAU-G was always in the pipeline and there were plans to release it on October and the ban on PUB-G Mobile was coincidental. He revealed that his team has been already working on FAU-G since May-June 2020.

Vishal with two other nCore Games co-founders, has been working on to release three games together. The first one is FAU-G, which is a shooting game. Another one is a cricket game and third one is a music game.

Moreover, Vishal conferred that the first episode will be based on the incident of the Galwan Valley incident. The aim with FAU-G is to make players aware about pivotal incidents of our country including Galwan Valley clash and learn the value of Indian soldiers. Also, the 20% of net revenue will be donated to BharatKeVeer trust, which is dedicated for the well being of Indian soldiers.


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Vishal Gondal- Honors & Awards

  • Business Today featured Vishal among 40 Indian entrepreneurs in December, 2001.
  • He was listed in the top 50 executives in the mobile content space published in Mobile Entertainment magazine in 2005.
  • Among Asia's Top 100 companies, Indiagames was listed by Red Herring in 2005.
  • He was listed by techcircle.in among the top 25 powerful people in Indian digital business (2012).
  • Entrepreneur Magazine bestowed him with Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2019.
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