Dr. K.B. Chandrasekhar (“Dr. Chandra”) is founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Jamcracker. He is also the co-founder and Chairman of the Board of e4e Inc., a Business Services company and Chairman svapas innovations, an incubator for startups. He was Chairman of the Board of Aztec Software and Technology Services Limited, which merged with Mindtree, a global technology company listed on BSE.
In 1994, Dr. Chandra identified the potential of the Internet and founded Exodus Communications. Exodus went public in March of 1998 in one of the most successful IPO’s of 1998. In 1999, Dr. Chandra was honored as the Ernst & Young Northern California Entrepreneur of the Year.
Seeing the need for research and development in the areas of information sciences and life sciences, Dr. Chandra established the Anna University – K.B. Chandrasekhar Research Centre (AU-KBC Research Center) in 1999 at the Madras Institute of Technology (MIT) campus of Anna University, as a collaborative venture between Anna University, Chennai (Madras), and the K.B. Chandrasekhar Family Foundation. Dr. Chandra started his first entrepreneurial venture in 1992 with Fouress, Inc., a network software design and development firm with clients including Sun Microsystems, Adaptec, Toshiba, and Lockheed. Within two years, Fouress was a highly profitable company with sales of $1 million per year.
In 1990, Dr. Chandra moved to the United States as country manager for Rolta India, Ltd., where he was responsible for business development, marketing, and software consulting services. Dr. Chandra began his career in 1983 at Wipro, an Indian information technology company, as a customer support engineer. During his seven years with the company, he advanced through various sales, marketing, and support functions including building highly available networks for satellite applications and managing marketing for its European clients.
Dr. Chandra was born and raised in Chennai, India and holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Anna University.