Former Head of Google search Amit Singhal has joined GOQii’s Board of Directors , a digital health and wellness solution integrating personal coaching with wearable analytics.
Amit Singhal will help guide its expansion into new global markets, the first of which will be the U.S.
Amit’s 15 year career at Google began when he rewrote the search engine’s ‘ranking algorithm’, helping engineer the formulas that decide how web pages respond to user input. He 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 extensive research in IR and database programming.
“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. 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,” said Amit Singhal, GOQii Board of Directors.
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, Inc.; Pravin Gandhi, Entrepreneur and Founding Partner at SeedFund; and Vishal Gondal, Founder and CEO of GOQii.
In November, 2015 GOQii announced its Series A funding of $13.4 million, which was led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Cheetah Mobile Inc. and Edelweiss.