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AUG. | 2017

 
 

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India: Budget Chain Treebo Hotels Raises $34m Led by HK-Based Funds




Founded by IIT Roorkee alumni Rahul Chaudhary, Sidharth Gupta and Kadam Jeet Jain, Budget hotel chain Treebo Hotels has raised $34 million in a Series C round of funding led by Hong Kong-based investment firm Ward Ferry Management and Karst Peak Capital.

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Alumni boost to Artificial Intelligence research at IIT Kharagpur



Founded by IIT Madras alumni Daniel Raj David, Harikrishnan AS, Karthik R and Tarun Mishra along with professor Krishnan Balasubramanian, DeTect Technologies was chosen as the best startup to have emerged from a college campus.

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Supr Daily: The reason Why Two IIT Alumni Quit Their Job to Sell Milk



Set up by two IIT-Bombay alumni in 2015—Puneet Kumar & Shreyas Nagdawane—Supr Daily is a hyperlocal startup which promises on delivering milk to a consumer’s doorstep early in the morning. READ MORE

 

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IIT ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT | BIPUL SINHA

The IIT Kharagpur Alumnus Shares his Journey from Software Engineer to CEO

Bipul Sinha

We recently sat down with Bipul Sinha, Co-founder and CEO of Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management company. Rubrik is the fastest growing infrastructure company which was recently valued at $1.3 billion. Rubrik found a niche in the marketplace of data management and storage in that it incorporates its services for businesses using apps and data stored on-site as well as on various cloud platforms. They have worked to make their service consumer-friendly even though they are a B2B company. Bipul graduated from IIT Kharagpur and came to the U.S. to receive his MBA from Wharton. He began his career as a software engineer with IBM and transitioned to a venture capitalist after a decade in the industry. He has since worked for firms such as Blumberg Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners. He pitched the idea of Rubrik to some friends in the industry, and in 2014 Rubrik was born.

PANIIT USA: Please let our readers know more about your journey from IIT Kharagpur to Rubrik. How did your education at IIT Kharagpur prepare you for your role as CEO?

Mr. Sinha: The biggest take-away for me from IIT was the sense of excellence. Everything you do there, you have to excel at, you have to be the best at it. This has been a journey of discovery, and of pushing hard so far. But being at IIT with very smart people for four years definitely sets you up for the journey.

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CAREER CENTER | JOB BOARD

PANIIT USA continues to be the trusted resource for companies and job seekers for recruitment via "Job Board," an online platform that allows the employers to communicate with potential candidates effectively. Here are some of the most current job listings:

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EVENTS

  • IIT Seattle Chapter Revival Event

    August 24 | 5:30PM - 9:30PM (PDT)
    Art Marble 21 | 731 Westlake Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109
  • PanIIT Southeast Chapter (Atlanta) Picnic

    September 9 | 11:30AM - 5PM (EDT)
    Sawnee Mountain Preserve Tribble Gap Cumming, GA 30040
  • IIT Kharagpur Bay Area Annual Picnic 2017

    September 10 | 11AM - 3PM (PDT)
    Baylands Park | 999 E Caribbean Drive | Sunnyvale, CA 94089
    Email erinlorramoran@gmail.com for more information.
  • IITB Alumni SF Bay Area Picnic

    September 10 | 11:30AM - 5:30PM (PDT)
    Gateway Pavilion, Vasona Lake County Park | 333 Blossom Hill Road | Los Gatos, CA 95032
  • IIT Bombay-GNY Annual Reunion

    September 17 | 10:30AM - 3PM (EDT)
    Click here to register for the event
  • WHEELS for Humanity Awards Gala

    November 3 | 6:30PM (EDT)
    The Pierre, A Taj Hotel | Manhattan, NY

ABOUT | PANIIT USA

Founded in 2003 by a group of Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) alumni, PANIIT USA is a 501(c)(6) with a mission to support the alumni community in the U.S., with job recruitment, event promotions, marketing and media collaborations to assist with their organization' goals. To get resources, alumni can visit www.iit.org where they will find a personalized database with access to more than 30,000 IIT alumni. The website also maintains a vibrant job board full of opportunities.