Rajan Anandan, the Vice President of Google’s Southeast Asia and India operations, is leaving the corporate after greater than eight years with the agency, Google stated on Tuesday. The corporate stated it’s in search of a alternative for Anandan’s place, and Vikas Agnihotri, nation director of gross sales, will tackle the accountability within the interim for Google India. Anandan will keep at Google until the tip of April, an individual aware of the matter stated.
Anandan’s departure comes only a few months after Karim Temsamani, head of Asia Pacific (APAC) at Google, also left the corporate. In a press release, Scott Beaumont, President of Google Asia Pacific, stated, “We’re grateful to Rajan for his big contribution to Google over the previous eight years. His entrepreneurial zeal and management has helped develop the general web ecosystem in India and Southeast Asia, and we want him all the most effective in his new adventures.”
A veteran determine within the trade, Anandan has additionally change into a significant determine in Asia’s startup ecosystem, having made investments in dozens of firms in his private capability lately. An individual aware of Anandan’s plan stated he would, not less than for the quick future, work full-time as an investor. Talking about his angel funding position, Anandan stated at an occasion early final 12 months that he doesn’t thoughts taking main dangers, so long as a startup has assemble a pointy crew and is hoping to unravel a significant drawback.
Previous to becoming a member of Google in 2011, Anandan served as a managing director of Microsoft India for 2 years, and as a vp and nation supervisor of Dell India. Speaking about his investments, Anandan stated at an occasion final 12 months that he focuses on early-stage startups. A few of his investments embrace cybersecurity agency Lucideus, fintech startup Monsoon CreditTech, and matchmaking app Inclov.
Anandan additionally serves because the chairman of IAMAI, an trade physique in India, and is a member of Indian Angel Community, a gaggle of buyers within the nation who concentrate on early-stage startups.