Selina Tobaccowala is the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) at Openfit, which has been acquired by Gixo, a company she co-founded in 2015. She is also a co-founder of Evite. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Stanford University. In an interview with Inc. Selina talked about establishing Gixo:
My research told me the people who stick with fitness routines often go to classes. But classes can be unaffordable or intimidating, and a lot of people also live too far away or can't fit classes into their schedules. That's why my Evite co-founder Al Lieb and I created Gixo. Its app gives people on-demand and live fitness classes through their phones. Some of the classes are only 15 minutes, so it's good even for people who are really busy.
Tobaccowala has invested in the venture round of Creator Plus, which was announced on April 21, 2021 and raised $12M. She has also invested in the Angel round of Ownza, which was announced in March 23, 2011 and raised $1.3M.
From 2013–2015, Selina served as a member of the board of directors at Tugboat Yards, which was been acquired by Meta. From October 2009–April 2016, she served as president and CTO of Momentive, which has been acquired by Zendesk. In 2014, she joined the board of directors of Redfin, a provider of real estate search and brokerage services via a mix of real estate web platforms accessible to agents. From November 2015 to January 2018, she served as an advisory board member on Hubspot, an inbound software system for companies.
From March 2005 to September 2009, she worked as SVP of product & technology for the Europe Division at Ticketmaster. From March 2003 to February 2005, she worked as vice president of online product & technology at Entertainment Publications. In 1997, she co-founded Evite, an online invitation service, and served as its vice president of engineering from From April 1997 to April 2001. She also worked as president and CTO of SurveyMonkey from October 2009 to April 2016.