India is rising in the Silicon Valley of California. Yes, this is what “India Rising @ Silicon Valley” says. Recently released by the Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the book is an anthology of success stories of Indian American entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, USA. The book chronicles their milestones in different sectors of technology and gives insights on their significant contribution to the growth of entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley.
High-profile Indian-American executives of tech conglomerates like Google and Microsoft have already become role models for many young ambitious individuals. “India Rising @ Silicon Valley” is full of inspiration for those looking to make it big in their lives. It not only depicts the arduous journey of Indian American entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley but also maps their road to success.
Among the Silicon Valley entrepreneurs featured in the book are Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella from Hyderabad, Google CEO Sundar Pichai from Chennai, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen from Hyderabad, SanDisk CEO Sanjay Mehrotra, India Community Center cofounder Talat Hasan, and many others. Some of the entrepreneurs and executives who are the heroes of “India Rising @ Silicon Valley” are philanthropists too.
Evidently, the book is a good read about the philanthropic practices by them. Many Indian American entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley give back to India in various ways. The book carries personal anecdotes of how they find the joy of giving back through philanthropy. For instance, the American India Foundation honored Sanjay Mehrotra, co-founder and CEO of SanDisk, for his philanthropic efforts to provide underprivileged young people with educational opportunities, in March 2015.
Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), says, “The book is a micro picture of macro achievements by Indian American entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. I am sure that it will inspire budding entrepreneurs and career enthusiasts in India to make their dreams come true and fulfill their aspirations in technology.”
A study by Professor Vivek Wadhwa in 2014 states that majority of tech-company funders are Indians among immigrants in the US. Indian American entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley have founded more startups than any other community of immigrants. An excerpt from “India Rising @ Silicon Valley” reads, “In a knowledge-based global economy, both India and Silicon Valley will continue to inspire and learn from each other. The way Silicon Valley’s Indian American entrepreneurs engage with India will amaze the world.”
Some of the Indian American entrepreneurs, executives and philanthropists, who the book is dedicated to, are:
- Shantanu Narayen, President & CEO, Adobe
Nikesh Arora, President and COO, Softbank Corp.
Vinita Gupta, Co-founder, Digital Link Corp.
Vinod Khosla, Co-founder, Sun Microsystems
Sanjay Mehrotra, Co-founder and CEO, SanDisk
Prabhu Goel, Founder, Foundation for Excellence
Talat Hasan, Co-founder, India Community Center
Lata Krishnan, Chairman, America India Foundation
Kumar Malavalli, Co-Founder, Brocade Communications
- Romesh Wadhwani, CEO, Symphony Technology Group
Suhas Patil, Founder, Cirrus Logic
Vivek Randiive, Founder Tibco
Premal Shah, President, Kiva.org
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