Raghunandan G is an Indian businessman and individual investor. He currently serves as the chief executive officer of Zolve. We were interested in knowing more about him and how he came to be so successful as an executive leader of one of the most successful companies in the technology sector. We looked into his personal and career history to gain some insights. We made some interesting discoveries to share with you. Here are 10 things you probably didn't know about Raghunandan G.
1. Raghunandan G is an individual investor
He is not only the leader of a successful company, but Raghanundan G is also an investor who has made eighteen investments in other companies. According to Crunchbase, his most recent investment was 120 million Crore in a company called Goodmeetings on August 6, 2021. Before that, he invested in a seed round for GoalTeller in April of 2021 and invested $13 million in a corporate round for Chingari on April 1, 2021.
2. He is an avid runner
Raghu is the name that everyone who knows Raghunandan G calls him. He is an avid runner who believes in physical fitness. He shared that he runs for various reasons. He runs when he is feeling sad, but also when he is feeling happy. He also runs when he is feeling lazy. It helps him to feel revitalized.
3. Raghu reads in his spare time
Another activity that Raghu enjoys when he is not busy attending to his work responsibilities is readers. He reads so much that he is referred to as an encyclopedia. From the information that he has shared about his interests and hobbies, we are confident in assuming that he is a well-rounded guy who takes the time for things that are important to him. He stops to enjoy the little things in life when he's not attending to business.
4. Raghu has worked as a consultant
Before he turned his interest to executive leadership and entrepreneurship, Raghu was a consultant. He worked for a company called Feedback Ventures. He spent three years in the position, but he knew in his heart that the job was not where he was supposed to be or long. He had a longing to be an entrepreneur and to run his enterprise. He left the position to follow his dreams.
5. Raghunandan G was educated in India
According to his LinkedIn profile, Raghu attended Vijaya High School from 1994 through 1997, graduating in 1997. He enrolled in classes at National College, graduating with his degree in 1999. He continued his education at the National Institute of Technology Karnataka, earning his BE degree in computer science in 2003. In 2005 he attended the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, where he earned his graduate degree in 2007. While attending the National Institute of Technology Karnataka, he was a member of the Computer Society of India.
6. He is an engineer
The first job that Raghu secured after graduating with his BE degree was as a senior design engineer. In 2003, he was hired at Texas Instruments. He worked for the company for 1 year and 7 months before leaving his post to become a consultant with Feedback Ventures.
7. He founded Serendipity Infolabs
After leaving Feedback Ventures, Raghu began a new chapter in his professional life. He founded a company called Serendipity Infolabs Pvt. Ltd, in November of 2010. He served as the founder and director of the company for four years and 6 months, leaving in April of 2015.
8. Raghu is a whiz at multitasking
He founded a second company and ran two businesses at the same time. In 2011, Raghu had been just one year into running his first startup, when he launched a second business called TaxiForSure.com. He served as founder and director of the company until April of 2015, leaving after 4 years and 4 months. He was successful in running two companies at the same time which is evidence that tells us he is a master of multitasking. He also has a strong work ethic and is willing to jump in and do the tasks required to make a business successful.
9. He is also the founder and owner of Zolve
Raghunandan G is not only the chief executive officer of Zolve, he is also the founder and owner of the company. He works full-time at the company since its launch in 2020. Zolve is a brand new enterprise that has only been in operation for 11 months as of October of 2021. Zolve is the first cross-border neo-bank in the world. His purpose for creating Zolve is to make global financial products accessible to everyone in the world. The company is currently functional in two countries, but Raghu has plans to increase that number to 20 shortly. Zolve offers an operational bank account along with a credit card with a high spending limit. He is helping to bring the world of digital finance to a larger segment of the population through Zolve. So far, the company is doing very well and it's on a positive forward trajectory.
10. Raghunandan G is a serial entrepreneur
When reviewing Raghu's career history, we see an impressive pattern. He is a serial entrepreneur who has founded multiple organizations, running some of them simultaneously. He also founded a company called Startups in May of 2015. His role in the company is Start-up Enthusiast. He is presently involved with the company and has been active in helping himself and others in the field of entrepreneurship. Raghu has invested in a total of 18 startup companies to help them become established and prosperous, also getting in on the ground floor of these exciting new business ventures as an investor with a stake in their success. He is a visionary who has a bright future ahead of him. We expect to hear a lot more about Raghunandan G in the months and years to come.
Written by Allen Lee
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