tech2 News StaffApr 08, 2016 19:18:56 IST
GOQii announced that it has named former Google executive Amit Singhal to its Board of Directors, which will also be his first role since leaving his position as Head of Google search.
Amit's career at Google began when he rewrote the search engine’s ‘ranking algorithm'. He is also said to have led a team responsible for creating Google Search as well as the core search quality department. Prior to Google, Amit worked at AT&T Labs, where he conducted research in IR and database programming. Fortune magazine named him “one of the smartest people in the tech industry”.
Additional board members include Bala Deshpande, Senior Managing Director at New Enterprise Associates; Alex Yao, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at Cheetah Mobile, Pravin Gandhi, Entrepreneur and Founding Partner at SeedFund; and Vishal Gondal, Founder and CEO of GOQii.
November last year, GOQii announced its Series A funding of $13.4 million, which was led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Cheetah Mobile, and Edelweiss with additional support from Great Wall Club (GWC), DSG Consumer Partners, Ilkka Paananen and Pravin Gandhi.
“It’s an exciting time to be at GOQii and we are thrilled to have Amit join our board of directors,” said GOQii CEO Vishal Gondal. “Amit’s expertise is unparalleled and will be invaluable as we execute on our vision of helping millions of people shift to a healthier and sustainable lifestyle.”
“GOQii’s trajectory of success has continued to impress me. I look forward to GOQii establishing its platform as the go-to solution in the health and wellness and wearable spaces,” said Amit Singhal, GOQii Board of Directors. “I’m excited to advance the company’s mission as it does cutting edge work by integrating industry leading technology with personal interaction to improve users health and wellness.”
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