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Google India MD Rajan Anandan bids adieu to the company, plans to join VC fund Sequoia Capital

Google India MD Rajan Anandan bids adieu to the company, plans to join VC fund Sequoia Capital

After eight years of service at Google, Rajan Anandan, Vice President for Google India and South East Asia, is leaving the company. He is going to be on board with venture fund Sequoia Capital. Anandan has been responsible for driving growth at Google India and after his departure from the company, VikasAgnihotri, who is currently handling service as Google’s country director for sales, will take on the interim charge until company hires a new Managing Director.

"We are grateful to Rajan for his immense contribution to Google over the past eight years. His entrepreneurial zeal and leadership capabilities have helped grow the overall internet ecosystem in India and Southeast Asia, and we wish him all the best in his future adventures,” said Scott Beaumont, President,Google Asia Pacific.

At Sequoia, Anandan will concentrate on accelerating the growth of startups,especially in Indianand Southeast Asian markets. The VC fund aims to invest up to $1.5 million across 10 to 20 companies twice every year. “Rajan’s deep knowledge of technology, significant operating expertise, and great track record of growing tech businesses across the region will help Surge founders scale and build the transformational businesses of tomorrow,”said Shailendra J Singh confirming his joining at Sequoia.

Anandan has always promoted new ideas and has invested in more than 80 booming companies over the last decade. He is also a member of the Indian Angel network.

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