The Indus Entrepreneurs and Confederation of Indian Industry have released a new book chronicling the success stories of Indian Americans in the Silicon Valley area of California.
The book, titled “India Rising @ Silicon Valley,” was unveiled to the public on November 17 and provides insights on many Indian American entrepreneurs’ success stories, as well as the impact they have made on the world.
Among the entrepreneurs written about in the book are Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella, Adobe president and CEO Shantanu Narayen, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, India Community Center co-founder Talat Hasan, and SanDisk co-founder and CEO Sanjay Mehrotra, among many others.
The book depicts the journey of the entrepreneurs – some of whom have gone on to become philanthropists, giving back to India and the community – providing personal anecdotes giving the reader a glimpse into their road to success.
“The contributions of Indian Americans from Silicon Valley run both ways and this book is a small sample of their achievements,” CII director general Chandrajit Banerjee said in a statement. “We hope it will inspire technology entrepreneurs in India to realize their aspirations for success.”
Added TiE Silicon Valley president Venktesh Shukla, “I am very proud of TiE’s role in the enormous collective success of this group. TiE was formed in 1992 primarily as a way to network and foster entrepreneurship. The principle of the organization was that successful people are obligated to help the next generation of entrepreneurship. “We have succeeded beyond our wildest expectations,” Shukla said.
The book notes that while many Indian American managers are not company founders, they have been able to climb the ranks to reach influential positions within their respective companies.
An excerpt of the book explains that Indian Americans and Silicon Valley needed each other to experience growth.
“Closer synergies between India and Silicon Valley are inevitable as both sides look to each other for sources of growth. In a knowledge-based global economy, each side will continue to inspire and learn from the other. The ‘protocols’ of the Indian American community in Silicon Valley and its engagement with India are rapidly being redesigned and will continue to amaze the world.”