Gamepind, a mobile gaming offering of Gamepind Entertainment Private Limited, a joint venture between AGTech Holdings Limited (AGTech) and One97 Communications, has announced the appointment of Sudhanshu Gupta as its Chief Operating Officer. Additionally, Gamepind has also received an investment of $16 million from both One97 Communications, parent company of Paytm and AGTech to expand its operations.
Gupta brings over 11 years of leadership experience to Gamepind, including the launch and growth of products across e-commerce, payments and new businesses. Gupta joined Paytm in 2013 as a part of the core team that developed the Paytm marketplace. Since 2016, he has been leading new initiatives and verticals incubated by the company. Going forward, Sudhanshu will oversee all the operations for the mobile gaming platform. He would help the company tap into the fast-growing mobile games market by creating a gaming experience that complements the ecosystem.
Gupta said, âWith the penetration of smartphones and mobile internet, gaming is poised to become a multi-billion-dollar opportunity in India and I feel very excited to be a part of this journey. We will invest in building a platform to offer exciting and rewarding games for our users.â
Madhur Deora, Chief Financial Officer, Paytm, said, âGamepind has ambitious and innovative plans for the fast-growing mobile gaming ecosystem in India. Sudhanshu has been with Paytm for over five years and I am delighted to welcome him as Chief Operating Officer of Gamepind team. I am confident, that under his leadership, Gamepind will grow to become the market leader in the gaming industry in India."
GM Cheng, Director, Gamepind Entertainment Private Limited and President of Global Market and S.E.E.D, AGTech, said, "AGTech continues to firmly believe in the vast potential of Gamepind and its ability to capture the fast-growing mobile games market opportunity in India. We are pleased with SudhanshuâsÂ appointment as the Chief Operating Officer of Gamepind. We are confident that under his leadership, Gamepind will accelerate its growth in becoming the Market leader of the Indian gaming industry. Going forward, AGTech will continue to strengthen our business in India, while seeking to continue globalising our business in other selected overseas markets.â