Vishal Gondal at Ra.One Press Conference in October 2011
14 July 1976
|Other names||Vishy, VG|
|Alma mater||Mumbai University|
|Occupation||Entrepreneur/ Venture Capitalist|
|Title||CEO GOQii, Ex CEO Indiagames|
Vishal Gondal (Marathi: बिशाल गोडांल) (born 14 July 1976) is an Indian entrepreneur and angel investor. He is the founder and CEO of GOQii (pronounced Go-Key), and previously founded the game development and publishing company Indiagames, which he sold to DisneyUTV Digital, The Walt Disney Company (India) in 2011 for $100 million.
In 1999, Gondal founded Indiagames, a video game development and publishing company. By 2009 the company had approximately 300 employees and offices in Mumbai, Beijing, London and Los Angeles. Gondal sold a majority of stakeholds (adding up to 76.29% of the company) to TOM online Games, a subsidiary of TOM Online Inc, in 2009 and retained his position as CEO. In 2011, Indiagames was acquired by Disney for around $100m. At the time of acquisition, Indiagames was making an approximate profit of $400,000 on revenues of $11 million.
Gondal has presented at the INK Conferences in Mumbai.
- In 2005 Mobile Entertainment magazine listed Gondal as listed as one of the top 50 executives in the mobile content space.
- In 2005 Indiagames was listed by Red Herring among Asia's Top 100 companies.
- In 2012 techcircle.in included Gondal in a list of the top 25 powerful people in Indian digital business.
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- Sweat And Blood Venture Group
- The Walt Disney Company (India) Pvt. Ltd.
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- Top 25 powerful people in Indian digital business
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