R.Venkat Rajendran


Venkat RajendranRegunathan Venkat Rajendran is an engineer, entrepreneur and investor. In a career spanning more than 30 years, he has played significant roles in technology development in India, founded a start up venture, grew and successfully exited and continues to found new start up ventures. He currently manages his new ventures and investments through Billionways Holdings Pvt Ltd. Billionways portfolio of ventures include diverse areas like Technology, Hospitality and Fashion.

Before founding Billionways, Mr. Rajendran was a Vice President in Flextronics Design, the $ 20 Billion fortune 500 company from US until late 2005. He was the head of Flex Design in Asia Pacific. Prior to that, Mr. Rajendran co-founded Deccanet Designs Ltd, a mid sized Telecom technology venture in Bangalore which was acquired by Flextronics International in early 2004. Deccanet was venture funded by Intel Capital, Templeton Direct Advisor (TDA), and GVFL.With branch offices in the US and Japan, Deccanet’s clients included Intel, Motorola, Broadcom, Siemens, and OKI Telecom among others.

Prior to Deccanet, Mr. Rajendran was associated in various capacities with leading Telecom R &D establishments in India. He was the head of software design at C-DOT (The Center for Development of Telematics), the prestigious Telecom R&D organization set up by the Govt. of India. He was responsible for building Fault Tolerance systems making C-DOT’s family of central office switches carrier class systems. He became part of the core team of C-DOT when MrSam Pitroda assembled in 1984 a core group under the Indian Prime Minister’s directive to kick start Telecom research in India. This initiative led by Mr. Pitroda is widely believed to have played a major role in the Telecom revolution that took place in India during the last two decades.

Before C-DOT, Mr. Rajendran was a Deputy Director in Telecom Research Center working on Telecom switching system design and also in Indian DRDO labs in designing Digital Signal Processing systems.

His other interests include rural education in India. He has been involved in a number of non-profit initiatives in this area. For a detailed profile please visit: http://in.linkedin.com/in/venkatrajendran