Wearable devices startup GOQii has named former Google executive Amit Singhal on its board. Singhal, who is also an angel investor in GOQii, resigned as head of Google’s flagship search business in February after spending over 15 years in the company.
GOQii builds fitness tracker “bands” and provides “coaches” to its users through its app to enable them to achieve fitness targets. It has so far operated in India but is now preparing its foray into the US and China markets. Singhal, an MS in computer science from University of Minnesota and a PhD from Cornell University, will help guide GOQii’s expansion into new global markets.
GOQii is led by founder and CEO Vishal Gondal, who had earlier founded Indiagames. Besides Singhal, it counts among its angel investors Google India head Rajan Anandam, actor Madhuri Dixit-Nene and former Microsoft executives S Somasegar and Vijay Vashee.