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General Information



Georgia Institute of Technology, MS 1998
Computer Science
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, BTECH 1996
Computer Sc. and Engineering

Current Companies

Co-founder & CEO

Former Companies

Co-Founder and CEO
Senior Manager
Head of Consumer Payments

Web Presences


Vikas Gupta

Vikas Gupta is co-founder and CEO of Play-i. Play-i is a learning and play platform, building delightful robots for children to program.

Previously, Vikas founded Jambool, that was acquired by Google. Vikas served as Google’s Head of Consumer Payments until January 2012.

Prior to Jambool, Vikas led both the Payments and the Web Services groups at He also was lead inventor for Amazon’s Flexible Payments Service.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Play-i 5/2013Seed$1M11
Switchcam 6/2012Seed$1.2M6
Symphony Commerce (formerly Sneakpeeq) 2/2012Seed$2.67M6



  1. One Robot Per Child? Former Googler, Apple Engineer Tackle Educational Bots. ( [edit]
  2. Switchcam Raises $1.2 Million From Mark Cuban, 500 Startups, Turner Media Camp, And Others ( [edit]
  3. Social Shopping Site Sneakpeeq Raises $2.7M From Bain Capital Ventures, Keith Rabois And Others ( [edit]
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