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November deal value shot up on the back of a single deal. Ola’s $500 million fundraise contributed over 50 per cent of the month’s deal value, which stood at $900 million. Investors pumped in money into 106 companies in November. If we set aside the Ola deal, the deal flow in November was comparable to […]
01 Dec 2015
When Vishal Gondal founded a tech-based fitness startup in 2014, the health-and-fitness category was already cluttered with names that started with ‘fit’ and sounded similar. Vishal wanted a unique name that was short and would be easy to remember. He finally zeroed in on GOQii. “The word is a combination of English and Chinese—Qii means […]
30 Sep 2015
When YourStory wrote about Abhinav, CEO and Founder of Cardea Labs, a Bengaluru-based startup that builds ECG monitoring wearables, in 2013, things were very different (Read the Cardea story here). “We knew we were building a beautiful product, but we were like ‘Who’s going to pay for it?’ But now, times have changed so much […]
11 May 2015
The clichéd fat to fit challenge is something everyone has been a part of and yet, very few can claim to have successfully completed it. We all lead busy lives and we all seem to lack the self-motivation needed to lead a fit life. This is what Vishal Gondal decided to change with Goqii. Vishal […]
01 May 2015
Technology aims to make it easier for us to stick to our goals and make smarter, more informed decisions. Here are a few made in India fitness apps worth knowing.
07 Feb 2015
‘Hardware is not the new software’, and putting together a hardware team to make a real tangible product requires dedicated effort. Hardware is an emerging sector but is still the most difficult one to scale in India. Moreover, there is a dearth of hardware accelerators or incubators in India that stalls the hardware community here […]
15 May 2014
Serial entrepreneur and prominent angel investor Vishal Gondal has launched a new venture GOQii (pronounced Go-Key) which integrates wearable technology, expert-led personalized coaching and elements of social philanthropy to encourage users to make a sustainable shift towards a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle. GOQii integrates the ‘human factor’ which is often the most crucial element for lasting lifestyle change. […]
26 Feb 2014