About the Founder
Raju Vegesna has deep experience founding and leading technology companies around the world. Today he leverages that entrepreneurial experience to lead the digital transformation of India and support emerging technologists globally from his home in the Silicon Valley.
Raju currently serves as the Global Chairman and Managing Director of Sify Technologies. As one of the largest private network and data center providers in India, and with its own cloud platform, Sify offers India’s only comprehensive ICT ecosystem. Through this platform he is lifting India into the Cloud and on par with developed economies.
Raju is also Managing Partner of Sify Ventures, a seed fund that supports US entrepreneurs through capital, mentorship, and access to the Indian market. The Fund is an essential element of Raju’s broader vision to create a vibrant technology ecosystem in the US and India.
Raju’s history of entrepreneurship began after he moved to the U.S. in 1984 with the founding of Ross Technology, which designed high performance SPARC microprocessors. He then went on to found ServerWorks, which became a world leader in Server chipsets, and ServerEngines, a leader in network and storage convergence with virtualization products. The companies ultimately were acquired by Cypress, Broadcom and Emulex respectively, where Raju then served as an executive. An entrepreneur at heart, Raju holds several patents and has spearheaded the creation of advanced microprocessors and multiprocessors technologies.
The Raju and Bala Vegesna Foundation supports healthcare, education, and environmental initiatives globally. Impact includes providing clean water to all of the temple towns in his home state of Andhra Pradesh, and the creation of the world’s largest standalone dining complex, which can serve free meals to 120,000 people daily.
Raju was honored by the U.S Congress and California Legislature and City of Los Angeles at the 25th Asia Society Southern California Conference for exemplary dedication to strengthening the relationship between the U.S and Asia.
He received a master’s degree in computer engineering from Wayne State University and a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from Bangalore University.