Top 10 Most Successful Men and Women in Tech in Bangalore

India as a country houses immense potential. There are innumerable number of brilliant minds all around the country. The Indian Sub-Continent has produced gems in the past and continues to produce pioneers in each and every avenue.Be it industries or technology, we Indians have proved our mettle in every venture we have embarked upon.

Top 10 Most Successful Men and Women in Tech in Bangalore

Listed below are 10 such individuals who have changed the way the country looked at certain things. Starting from online stores to the pharmacy sector.These entrepreneurs have captured every domain and have been progressive on their paths by leaps and bounds.

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All of them had a dream "To make it Big" and all of them "Started from scratch". They didn't become millionaires overnight, their passion drew them so wildly that they jumped into the wormhole with all might and a full heart. They worked hard, they innovated, they toiled themselves and built their dream into an empire and sat on a self made kingdom's throne waiting for people to coronate them as the "Barons".

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Top 10 Men & Women In Tech In Bangalore

Sachin Bansal is an Indian software engineer and an Entrepreneur. He is the CEO of  India's largest e-commerce platform Flipkart. He belongs from Chandigarh and has graduated from the  Indian Institute of Technology Delhi with a degree in computer engineering. Bansal graduated from IIT in 2005 and joined a company called Techspan for a few months.

In 2006, he joined Amazon.com India as Senior Software Engineer. Binny Bansal also worked at Amazon India at this point.They initially thought of starting a comparison search engine, but realized that the market for E-commerce in India was very small. Hence, after leaving  Amazon in 2007, they founded Flipkart as an e-commerce company.

 

Top 10 Men & Women In Tech In Bangalore


Raghunandan is the founder and CEO of Taxi For Sure. Raghunandan is an engineer from National Institute of Technology, Surathkal, Karnataka and has completed his MBA from Indian Institute of Management - Ahmedabad (IIM-A).

Raghunandan is an avid reader, a marathon-runner and a walking encyclopedia in his own rights. His company's latest strategy lies in deploying Tata Nanos' for their taxi service. The taxi service has successfully provided over 3 million rides covering more than 40 million kms across 14 cities.

Before Taxi For Sure Raghu worked with Feedback Ventures for three years as a consultant. He has also worked as a Senior Design Engineer with Texas Instruments for over a year.

 

Top 10 Men & Women In Tech In Bangalore

An Alumnus of XLRI, Mr. Natrajan is a well known figure in the IT industry since the past 30 years. He is one of the most respected vetrans in the Global IT scenario. He is nicknamed asKK in the industry.

KK is the CEO of Mindtree, an IT giant based in Bangalore. KK graduated in 1979 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering Guindy, Chennai, India. In 1981, he completed his Master's in Business Administration (MBA) majoring in marketing and systems from XLRI, Jamshedpur, India.

KK started his career in Wipro and held various key positions there from 1982 to 1999. During this time, he started and grew the Ecommerce division as the Chief Executive of the Ecommerce and Financial Solutions Division from 1996 to 1999. He served as Group Vice President of Human Resources and also as Chief Marketing Officer for Wipro's IT business.

In August 1999, KK along with nine other businessmen in IT, co-founded Mindtree.[6] In the early years of Mindtree, KK was instrumental in setting up the U.S. operations and played a key role in building the organization. He then drove Mindtree's expansion into Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East, transforming Mindtree's IT services business. He is also one of the Board of Directors of Mindtree, and is responsible for ensuring high quality of governance throughout the organization.

 

Top 10 Men & Women In Tech In Bangalore

The cab service that went viral all over the country was the bright idea implemented by this man. Bhavish Aggarwal graduated from IIT Bombay in 2008. After his graduation he worked at Microsoft Research for 2 years where he filed 2 patents and published 3 papers in International Journals.

Sensing the need to change the way transportation is consumed in India and create a choice of reliable personal transportation in a country that's as unique as India, Bhavish quit his job in August 2010 to start Ola.

Within 3 years Ola is India's largest network of personal transportation options and also the most popular app amongst customers and users in over 22 cities of its operations. Bhavish was featured as one of Hindustan Times' 30 Achievers under 30 as well as in the Forbes India list of 30 under 30.

 

Top 10 Men & Women In Tech In Bangalore

Manu Jain, an internet entrepreneur having over a decades experience in the domain. The Xiaomi India head has worked with leading management consulting firms and is an expert coder.

Manu holds a degree in Mechanical engineering from IIT Bombay. He graduated in the year 2003 from the reputed institute. Post his graduation he completed his degree in management from ESCP Europe. He holds a PGDM in Business Management from IIM, Kolkata.

He began his career as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company. He was next associated with DINK Couple. He thereafter went on to become the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Jabong and finally joined Xiaomi on May 2014.

 

Top 10 Men & Women In Tech In Bangalore

This lady has been headstrong from the very start and continues to be so. The Indian entrepreneur is the Managing Director and the chairman of Biocon Limited based in Bangalore and is also the current chairperson of IIM Bangalore. She is listed as the 92nd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.

She completed her graduation from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. She studied biology and zoology, graduating from Bangalore University with a B.Sc. in Zoology in 1973. He father suggested her to study the science of fermentation. Mazumdar went to Federation University in Australia to study Malting and Brewing. In 1974 she was the only woman enrolled in the brewing course, and the top of her class. She earned the degree of Master Brewer in 1975.

She joined hands with Leslie Auchincloss, founder of Biocon Biochemicals Limited, of Cork, Ireland and she was Leslie's passport to the Indian Market. As of 2010, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw was named among TIME magazine's 100 most influential people in the world. She is on the 2011 Financial Times' top 50 women in business list.

Mazumdar-Shaw is the recipient of several prestigious international awards including the Othmer Gold Medal (2014) for outstanding contributions to the progress of science and chemistry, the Nikkei Asia Prize (2009) for Regional Growth, the ‘Veuve Clicquot Initiative For Economic Development For Asia' Award (2007), Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Life Sciences & Healthcare (2002), and 'Technology Pioneer' recognition by World Economic Forum (2002

 

Top 10 Men & Women In Tech In Bangalore

Unlike few entrepreneurs who chose to deal with ecommerce and apps, Tazneem had a different perspective altogether. She founded the Daria system, a hospital management solution enterprise that is headquartered in Koramangala, Bangalore.

Tasneem was born and brought up in Chickmaglur and completed her education in Bangalore. She was later selected by Kesdee Inc (an US based Company which was in to e-Learning) where she worked as a marketing executive. "Working there for a year and a half gave me a brief idea of software. The word software / Application, ERP started fascinating me," says Tasneem.

"Our domain expertise lies in managing financials of healthcare sector mainly super specialty & multi specialty, large & medium hospitals, nursing homes, diagnostic centers, laboratories, multispecialty clinics and pharmacies by providing customized software solutions," adds Tasneem

 

Top 10 Men & Women In Tech In Bangalore

Dr. Avneesh Agrawal is President, Qualcomm India and South Asia providing leadership and oversight of Qualcomm's business operations in the region.

Dr. Agrawal began his career at Qualcomm in 1994. Since then he has held leadership positions in various divisions at Qualcomm's headquarters in San Diego. This includes leading Qualcomm Ventures, Corporate R&D and Qualcomm's 4G research and development effort. He moved to India in 2011 to head the operations for India and South Asia.

Dr. Agrawal has been granted more than 100 U.S. patents. He holds a bachelor of science degree in computer systems engineering and master of science and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering, all from Stanford University, U.S.

 

Top 10 Men & Women In Tech In Bangalore

aisal I. Farooqui is an entrepreneur, best known as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MouthShut.com, a user-generated consumer review and feedback service.

Farooqui has been featured in Fortune, Entrepreneur magazine, New York Times blog, UK's Financial Express, CNBC, NDTV, Zee, Economic Times, The Times of India and other magazines, newspapers and TV channels.

Farooqui attended the State University of New York at Binghamton, from where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems as well as Finance. At the University, Farooqui was elected to the Faculty Senate and the Student's Assembly, and was the Technology Editor of the campus newspaper, Pipedream.

Faisal was the first Indian Enterprenuer to come up with the idea of advertising  on auto-rickshaw hoods. The Wall Street Journal-Mint states websites such as Mouthshut.com and YouTube are alternative channels for brands to get consumer feedback. MouthShut.com was founded four years before US-based popular consumer review site Yelp.com

 

Top 10 Men & Women In Tech In Bangalore

B.G. Mahesh is the founder and managing director of Greynium Technologies and has been an active internet pioneer since the year 1992.

He graduated from the University of Alabama, Birmingham with a degree in Computer Science Engineering. Mahesh received his undergraduate degree from SJCE, University of Mysore. He also initiated channels for NRIs to communicate with him at his portal Mahesh.com, which now operates as his personal blog.

He is currently the founder and managing director of Greynium Technologies and owns OneIndia.in and Click.in. In April 10th 2010 Greynium was acquired by Netcore Solutions Pvt Ltd.

Mahesh was ranked 75th in the list of top 100 powerful digital mavens of India by Impact magazine in 2012. Narendra Modi Appoints Rajesh Jain and BG Mahesh To Drive His Social Media Campaign For 2014 Elections.

 

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