Indian immigrants are a significant driving force behind the creation of new engineering and technology companies in the United States in the past decade.A study says that of the estimated 7,300 US tech startups founded by immigrants, 26 per cent have Indian founders, CEOs, presidents or head researchers.Many talented Indians have made breakthroughs, pushed boundaries and held positions of power in the world of technology and media.Almost every big US technology companies have technology pioneers of Indian descent, including the fathers of the USB and technology blogging. Here are few Indians breaking good in USA.
1) Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft
After a search spanning almost six months, software giant Microsoft appointed India-born Satya Nadella as CEO. A 22-year Microsoft veteran, Nadella takes charge from Steve Ballmer, who announced his retirement last year. Satya Nadella was born in 1967 in Hyderabad and completed his schooling from Hyderabad Public School and went to study electronics and communication engineering at Manipal University. After graduating in 1988, he moved to the US to pursue his master’s in computer science from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He also holds an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
2) Sabeer Bhatia, Co-founder Hotmail
Sabeer Bhatia is an Indian entrepreneur who founded the Hotmail email service which was bought by Microsoft at whooping $400mn back then.
Sabeer Bhatia grew up in Bangalore and had his early education at the Bishop’s School in Pune and then at St Joseph’s Boys High School in Bangalore.In 1988,he went US to get a bachelor degree at the California Institute of Technology after a foreign transfer from BITS Pilani, Rajasthan. He earned a master degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.