It looks like India is taking over Silicon Valley, but not at all in a bad way. It is just an investment that turned into a huge profit over the course of 30 to 40 years.
Back in the 1970s and the 1980s, Indian graduates invaded Silicon Valley giving way to many immigrant waves, pushing technological limits and ensuring that the positions they have reflect their true capabilities. And this was a very good investment over the years because it seems that around 15% of all Silicon Valley startups are founded by Indians.
A study was conducted in 2014 under the careful guidance of Professor Vivek Wadhwa. The results show that Indians amounted the greatest number of immigrant technological company founders which ended up founding more startups than the next four competitive groups combined (Britain, China, Taiwan and Japan).
What is interesting is that, while Indians represent only 6% of the Valley’s working population, the Indian-founded startup percentage has risen from 7 percent to 15.5 percent in between 1999 and 2012.
Neesha Bapat, lead researcher of the study, said that the research group was quite shocked to see how Indians are completely dominating immigrant entrepreneurship. They “outnumber the next 7 immigrant groups combined” and 32.4 percent of all immigrant-founded US startups are founded by them.
The new chief executive officer of Google is Sundar Pichai, aged 43, and Satya Badella is the leader of Microsoft. These are just a few examples of how far the Indians’ professional attitude and hard work have brought them. It is safe to assume that they are the most influential Indian business leaders worldwide.
Pichai was named chief executive office today along with Google’s new corporate plan to create a new umbrella company with the “Alphabet” nickname. Google is going to be the biggest company under the umbrella and will go on by improving its Android system, the search engine, maps, ads, apps and YouTube.
Pichai now ensures that product management, engineering and research in Google are done appropriately and according to company standards. Before this role, he was SVP of Google Android, Chrome and apps and he worked on products that were used by millions of people from all over the world. Pichai was also there back in 2008 when Google Chrome was launched.
It is quite undeniable how hard work and perseverance can get you anywhere. Indians, like all other people, proved that by upholding these values you can achieve wonders, and the wonders are not made only for themselves. They are made for the entire world.
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