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Indian Geniuses Ruling US Markets

Work Life Apr 04, 2014


According to the research of Professor Vivek Wadhaw, Indians have founded approximately 15% of start-ups in Silicon Valley.

Below we've outlined the top 6 Indian innovators on Business Insider's top 19 accomplished leaders working in the US created by Julian D’Onfro.  

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft

Nadella is the third CEO in the history of Microsoft, following Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. Before taking on the role as CEO, Nadella had worked as the VP in the company's business and online service divisions. He has recentley announced his vision of Microsoft to become a software-anywhere company.

Satya Nadella/ blogs-images.forbes

Gokul Rajaram, Product Engineering Lead, Square

Rajaram is the product engineering lead at the popular mobile-payments start up Square. He oversees the company’s point-of-sale system, Square Register. Rajaram spent 5 years working at Google as a product management director before he created a start-up company with his brother, entitled Chai Labs. In 2010 Facebook bought Chai Labs in order to hire Rajaram and have him work for their company. Then in July of 2013 he was poached from Facebook to work for Square.

Gokul Rajaram/ meruscap

Vinod Khosla, Founder of Khosla Ventures

Khosla began his journey in the tech industry by co-founding Daisy Systems,  a computer which aided design systems for electrical engineers. He followed this by Sun Microsystems which was bought by Oracle in 2010. He then moved to become a general partner at the VC firm ,Kleiner Perkins. In 2004, he founded his current company Khosla Ventures, which is one of Silicon Valley’s top-tier venture capital firms. Khosla is also a founding board member in the Indian School of Business.

Vinod Khosla/ twimgs

Rashmi Sinha, Founder and CEO of SlideShare

Rashmi Sinha is a designer, researcher and entrepreneur who founded SlideShare in 2006. This company lets users upload and share their work with the world. The company recieves over 60 million visitors a month. Prior to SlideShare, Sinha co-founded Yzanto.

Rashmi Sinha/ blog.mobiloitte

Sundar Pichai, Senior Vice President for Android, Chrome and Apps, Google

Previously in charge of Chrome only, Pichai received a promotion in March of 2013 which lead him to head up Android.

Sundar Pichai/ telsetnews

Aarthi Ramamurthy, Founder, Lumoid

Aarthi spent 6 years at Microsoft working on a Visual Studio software development tool and Xbox Live. She then co-founded a bra-fitting company, followed by founding Y Combinator-backed Lumoid.

Aarthi Ramamurthy/ anuradhavarma.files.wordpress

To discover more top Indians on the list visit: businessinsider

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