Founder & Managing Director (MD)

The Founder and Managing Director of netCORE Solutions has been one of Mumbai's most well-established entrepreneurs. Rajesh is an Electrical Engineer, having graduated from IIT Bombay in 1988. He did his MS (Electrical Engineering) from Columbia University, New York and returned to India in 1992 to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams.

One of Rajesh's early ventures, IndiaWorld Communications, launched in 1995 was acquired by Satyam Infoway in November 1999 for US$ 115 million in one of Asia's largest Internet deals. IndiaWorld was the largest collection of India-centric websites, comprising Samachar (news), Khel (cricket), Khoj (search) and Bawarchi (food).

He is also the Founder and Chairman of Emergic Venture Capital. Emergic has invested over $20 million of Rajesh's personal money into a dozen companies in the digital space in India and abroad. Among the investments are Novatium, which has created a $100 network computer, Rajshri Media, which runs India's largest broadband portal, and mChek, which is into mobile payments.

Rajesh is a well-known figure in the technology industry and is an invited speaker at national and international forums. He has also been featured in cover stories in both TIME and Newsweek.

This voracious reader and a frequent blogger can be seen balancing three important pillars in his life -Entrepreneurship, Family and Books. When he's not in the midst of his entrepreneurial achievements, he prefers spending time with his son.