Vishal Gondal

Father of the Indian Gaming Industry | CEO of GOQii


Vishal Gondal started his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 16 when he founded IndiaGames, which became the biggest mobile gaming company in India and was ultimately sold to Disney in 2012.

An Entrepreneur, Gamer and Angel Investor, Vishal Gondal is the founder and CEO of GOQii and is best known as the 'Father of the Indian Gaming Industry'.

Vishal Gondal even launched the Sweat and Blood Venture Group to invest in start-ups at a seed level. 

After his company was acquired by Walt Disney, he served as the Managing Director Digital at Disney UTV.

A long time TEDster, gadget and gizmo freak, he was also the judge on two television shows 'The Pitch' on Bloomberg TV and 'Your Wish is my App' on NDTV. 

Gondal, who has previously backed about 25 startups, spread across India, Singapore and in the US, counts companies such as co-working venture Innov8 and travel media venture Skift, in his portfolio.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

A notable Angel Investor, Vishal was listed among the ‘Top 50 Executives’ in the mobile content space by the UK  based ‘Mobile Entertainment’ Magazine alongside luminaries like Steve Jobs.

Indiagames was featured amongst Red Herring Asia’s ‘Top 100 companies’ in 2005. 

He was featured amongst ’20 Fab Indians To Watch Out For’ in 2006 by The Week magazine.

He was voted as ‘Top 25 Powerful People In Indian Digital Business’.

Why Vishal Gondal ?

His own passion for healthy sustainable living certainly played its part in driving him to start GOQii, helping to enable people to shift to a healthier lifestyle.Vishal Gondal specializes in leading and motivating teams to produce extraordinary results. His philosophy in life is, ‘You can, if you think you can’ which has inspired people from different walks of life. 

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