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Inspiring Generations to Dream

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Anamika Sahu, Managing Editor

Anamika Sahu, Managing Editor

The first wave of Indian entrepreneurs in the US was witnessed as early as 1980s when legendary founders and CEOs like Vinod Khosla, Naren Gupta, Kanwal Rekhi and many more founded successful companies that either went IPO or were acquired by notable biggies. This laid the foundation for the upcoming generations to prove their mettle on a foreign soil. A Kauffman Foundation report reveals that 33 percent of all immigrant-founded companies in the US have Indian founders, more than any other minority ethnicity combined.
In his coauthored book ‘The Other One Percent: Indians in America’, Economist Nirvikar Singh further highlights the current state of Indian population playing strong in the US entrepreneur world. The book says that though Indians make up one percent of the population, they comprise eight percent of the founders of high-tech companies, and one-third of technology startups in the Silicon Valley. Today, Indians rule the massive tech community globally, from Google, Microsoft, Deutsche Bank, Reckitt benckiser, Berkshire Hathaway, Master Card to DBS Group of Holdings and several others, Indian masterminds are crafting the way forward for their industries like a Pro. Ruling the respective charts, these aficionados have sowed the seed of trust and innovativeness among the community and have paved a constructive road for the future entrepreneurs to follow the suit.

Saluting some of the eminent Indian CEOs in our current edition of CEO Insights’ ‘Top Indian CEOs in the US’, we have tried to bring out their story of failure, success, struggle and innovation to you to learn and grow. We are sure their stories will inspire one and all equivocally.
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