The seasoned business professional will be instrumental in positioning Nothing strategically in the region’s consumer tech space
Dubai, United Arab Emirates:
London-based consumer technology company Nothing, announced today the appointment of Rishi Kishor Gupta as Business Lead for its Middle East operations.
Rishi, a veteran in the consumer technology space with over 15 years’ of experience, will be responsible for driving growth in the highly-competitive market, and spearheading business development and operations for Nothing in the region.
With his vast experience in retail and international consumer markets, Rishi was instrumental in establishing Huwai’s operation and spearheading its strategic growth in the Middle East.
“2022 has been a milestone year for Nothing with the launch of our first smartphone, Phone (1), and reaching the one million products sold mark. As we are gearing up towards 2023, it is time for us to explore new markets” said Steven Gao, VP of Growth and Co-Founder of Nothing. “We are seeing a lot of opportunities in the Middle East and I am thrilled to welcome Rishi to the team as we are getting ready to accelerate our efforts there. With his proven track record and experience, he will play a pivotal role in our region’s growth.”
“I am very excited to be part of Nothing’s journey. It has been very inspiring watching Carl and the team make such a breakthrough in the industry over the last two years,” said Rishi Kishor Gupta, as Business Lead, Nothing Middle East. “Phone (1) has been one of the most anticipated smartphone launches of the year and I look forward to working with local partners so that people in the Middle East can get their hands on it.”
Nothing is here to make tech fun again. To inspire creativity, and build the future together with their community. By creating an ecosystem of iconic and connected tech products, Nothing aims to bring artistry and passion back to the industry. Last summer, Nothing launched its first smartphone, Phone (1), which has been one of the most anticipated tech launches of the year and was recently awarded the most innovative design of the year by Time Magazine. To date, Nothing has sold over 1 million products across its Ear (1), Phone (1) and the recently launched Ear (stick).
Based in London, Nothing is a privately held company with backing from GV (formerly Google Ventures), EQT Ventures, C Ventures and other private investors including Tony Fadell (Principal at Future Shape & inventor of the iPod), Casey Neistat (YouTube personality and Co-founder of Beme), and Kevin Lin (Co-founder of Twitch).