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Rajan Anandan quits Google to lead Surge at Sequoia India

Apr 3, 2019 by The Passage Team
Rajan Anandan quits Google to lead Surge at Sequoia India

Aplhabet Inc’s Google Southeast Asia and India vice-president Rajan Anandan has quit the company to join venture capital firm Sequoia Capital India.

Vikas Agnihotri, Google’s country director of sales will replace Anandan, Google Asia Pacific President Scott Beaumont, said on Tuesday.

Sequoia Capital in a tweet said, “We're thrilled to welcome @RajanAnandan to the leadership team @sequoia_India as investment advisor & mentor to the @_surgeahead founders. Rajan's depth of experience & expertise will be invaluable in this journey!”

Sequoia has tasked Anandan to be the advisor and mentor to its India focused accelerator Surge that works with early-stage companies.

In a statement, Shailendra J Singh, Sequoia India’s managing director said, “Rajan’s deep understanding of technology, significant operating expertise and track record of growing tech businesses across the region will help Surge founders scale and build the transformational businesses of tomorrow.”

In August last year, Sequoia India announced the closure of its sixth fund of USD 695 million.

In a tweet, Anandan said, “8 amazing years. 850 million internet users across India and SEA. Many billions of revenue and fastest growing region in the world. Incredible team that thinks big and executes superbly. Thank you @GoogleIndia #GoogleSEA. Loved every minute.”

As an angel investor, Anandan has put in money in startups such as Dunzo, Instamojo, LetsVenture, Rapido, among others.

He will remain at Google India till the end of April.

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