GoQii, a fitness platform that is a combination of a wearable band and personalized coaching to bring about a healthier lifestyle in citizens, has raised undisclosed amount of funding from Neeraj Arora and Marco Argenti VP both of whom have invested in GOQii in their personal capacity.
Vishal Gondal, the brainchild behind GoQii told us that bringing Neeraj and Marco into GoQii’s fold is more than just about funding. The company will be helped tremendously by their presence to take GoQii global.
Neeraj has an enviable record when it comes to global expansion of products. An IIT graduate, who earlier managed global M&A at Google and then joined Silicon Valley’s hottest starts-up WhatsApp which is now part of Facebook.
Marco Argenti is himself a fitness freak and 5 times marathon finisher is also the Vice President, Mobile for Amazon Web Services.
While Vishal did not give us too many details about funding, he did mention that GoQii plans to aggressively expand globally in coming months. They will be launching GoQii in UAE as early as next month.
GoQii’s USP, as compared to other wearable fitness devices, is that they offer personalized coaching to its users. The wearable band is just one part of their offering, but GoQii’s main thrust is to ensure that users are motivated to stick to their healthier lifestyle plan through personal coaching.
GOQii already has roped in bunch of angel investors on board – the list includes Amit Singhal (Google), Anil Godhwani (Habitera), Gauta, Godhwani, Bharat Vasan (Mybasis), Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit Nene, Dr Shriram Nene, Mahesh Samat (Epic Television), Mike McNamara (Flextronics), Prashant Gulati(TiE), Sanjay Parthasarthy (Indix), Sanjay Vaswani, Steve Luczo (Segate), Taher Khorakiwala and Vijay Vashee (Microsoft).
We will shortly be doing review of GoQii, so keep tuned!