C Manmohan is a BITS Pilani and IIM Lucknow alumnus with experience in startups and consultancy firms. He joined Xiaomi back in 2016 and led the POCO India team. Under his leadership, the company launched its second smartphone, the POCO X2 earlier this year. In a twitter announcement, he has resigned as GM from Poco India to become an entrepreneur.
Talking about his humble beginnings at Poco India, he said, "I still remember the launch of the iconic POCO F1. It was the first time that I went up on stage. The adrenaline and sheer excitement would not let me stop smiling the entire time. We were blown away by the response we received at the launch. It was a dream start and since then, we have never looked back."
Under his leadership, Poco became an independent brand and released Poco X2. Manmohan announced his departure to take up entrepreneurial stunts. He said, "Since my MBA days, I have always yearned to begin something new of my own. I feel like the time has come for me to set out on my entrepreneurial journey. While I will miss working with my incredible team, I can't wait to test out all the things that I have learnt at POCO and Xiaomi. I will always love both the brands for what they have taught me at such a young age."
Talking about all of it in an open letter
It is always difficult to bid adieu to something that we are really close with. Will be starting a new journey of becoming an entrepreneur at the end of this year. I express my gratitude to everyone who has been with me throughout this journey
— C Manmohan #POCOForIndia (@cmanmohan) September 11, 2020
What entrepreneurial venture he will launch, is still unknown. He will continue with POCO India till the end of 2020.