Paytm’s Sharma, Mahesh Murthy on cloud 9 as Musk hints at summer launch for Tesla

It was just a 23-character tweet. But it came from Elon Musk, the maverick founder of electric vehicles giant Tesla Motors. And it was enough to leave the poster boys of India’s startup community euphoric. In response to a question from an apparent Tesla fan, who asked, “eagerly waiting for Tesla to launch in India. […]

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We won’t stop at 16% market share; we want 70%, says GOQii’s Vishal Gondal

Vishal-Gondal_GOQII3In a year when funding crunch has become a buzzword, Vishal Gondal, raised funds twice for his fitness technology venture GOQii. Last week, the startup raised an undisclosed amount from seasoned investor Ratan Tata and in February, the venture capital arm of Edelweiss Financial Services Pvt Ltd had invested in the firm. Gondal believes in […]

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Ratan Tata backs wearables startup GOQii

Ratan TataGOQii Inc, a wearable devices startup launched by Vishal Gondal, who has earlier founded Indiagames, has secured an undisclosed amount of funding from Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of Tata Sons Ltd. The development was reported by the Press Trust of India on Monday. An email query sent to GOQii did not elicit a response at […]

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Former Google exec Amit Singhal to join GOQii board

Amit-Singhal_feFormer Google executive Amit Singhal, who is also an angel investor in GOQii Inc, will join the board of directors of the wearable devices startup. Singhal recently resigned as head of Google’s flagship search business after spending nearly 15 years in the company. The former Google executive will help guide Vishal Gondal-founded GOQii’s expansion into […]

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Wearables startup GOQii raises funding from VC arm of Edelweiss

Vishal-Gondal_GOQii2GOQii Inc, a wearable devices startup launched by Indiagames founder and former CEO Vishal Gondal, has raised an undisclosed amount from the venture capital arm of Edelweiss Financial Services Pvt Ltd. The investment round comes two months after Goqii raised $13.4 million (around Rs 90 crore) in Series A funding led by global venture capital firm New […]

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Funding squeeze will help clean up startup ecosystem: Vishal Gondal

Vishal Gondal is no stranger to the startup game. One of India’s first gaming entrepreneurs, he founded IndiaGames in 1999 which he sold off to The Walt Disney Company in 2011. Today he is also an active angel investor. In 2013, he founded GOQii Inc, a fitness technology venture that offers a combination of wearable […]

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Wearables startup GOQii raises $13.4M from NEA, others

GOQii Inc, a startup founded by founder and former CEO of Indiagames Vishal Gondal, has raised $13.4 million (Rs 90 crore) in Series A round of funding led by global venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates (NEA). China’s Cheetah Mobile and Great Wall Club besides existing early stage investor DSG Consumer Partners and other angel […]

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