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How he Earned 100 Million Dollars through Video Games? Ft. Vishal Gondal | Figuring Out 45

July 15, 2022 Raj Shamani
Figuring Out with Raj Shamani
How he Earned 100 Million Dollars through Video Games? Ft. Vishal Gondal | Figuring Out 45
Show Notes

In this podcast we have Vishan Gondal, the Founder & CEO of GOQii and we have discussed:

01. How Did He Approach Pepsi To Buy His Games & Helped Them Run A Campaign Against Coke?

02. How Did India Games Build The First Ever Spider-Man Game?

03. His 3 Biggest Lessons From The Journey Of India Games

04. How Companies Design A Game To Get You Addicted?

05. Why Should the Government Regulate Companies Like Instagram & YouTube For Their Power Of Influence & Strategies To Get A User Hooked?

06. What’s The Best Rule To HIre For Startups?

07. What Indian Startups Are Doing Wrong Which Is Stopping The Growth Of India’s Ecosystem?

08 - What’s Gonna Change In The World With Web3

Vishal Gondal started his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 16 founding IndiaGames and is best known as the Father of the Indian Gaming Industry. Having taken the company to amazing heights, in 2012, IndiaGames was acquired by the Walt Disney Company, post which he served as Managing Director Digital, Disney. 

He is an angel investor and was listed among the top 50 executives in the mobile content space by the UK based 'Mobile Entertainment' Magazine. His passion for technology, fitness & gaming led him to his next venture’ GOQii’ which is focused on helping people make a change towards a healthier lifestyle and be the force of good.

Vishal's Social Media Handles ⤵︎

Twitter: @vishalgondal

Instagram: @vishygo

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00:00 - Introduction
02:03 - Gaming King of India
06:30 - Journey of India Games
08:41 - 3 Biggest Lessons from his first company
11:09 - How to build products that people enjoy?
18:15 - How is Snapchat using gamification?
19:41 - How to use principles of gaming in other businesses?
23:36 - Biggest competition of Netflix
25:30 - Formula of Hiring the best people?
31:08 - Difference between Corporates & Startups
34:11 - How to develop a superpower?
36:00 - Difference between USA and India?
38:55 - Next superpower?
40:51 - How to start working on your idea?
43:14 - Future of Web3
49:25 - Conclusion

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