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Mahankali Srinivas Rao

Mahankali Srinivas Rao (MSR) joined T-Hub as Chief Executive Officer in October 2021. An accomplished serial entrepreneur, MSR has built and scaled businesses across geographies over his 33-year stint in the IT industry. At T-Hub, MSR is committed to positioning the organisation to become a stronger innovation ecosystem enabler with high-quality outcomes. To achieve these aims, he will be focused on fund-raising initiatives, higher valuations, robust employment generation and building scale through active community engagement. He wants to raise the bar on innovation to ensure T-Hub transforms Telangana into a leader in innovation. Before T-Hub, MSR served as CEO of GAME (Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship), a social impact entity, where he was responsible for the implementation of the organisation’s programs and expansion plans in its mission to catalyse 10 million mass entrepreneurs by 2030. His areas of focus included rigorous program evaluation, fundraising, communications and actively engaging with key stakeholders in the innovation ecosystem. Earlier, he co-founded Aujas in 2008, with seed funding from IDG Ventures, with a vision to help organisations manage risk and enhance information value through innovation and excellence. He drove the Aujas exit to NSEIT, a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of National Stock Exchange. MSR was part of the promoter team at Network Solutions(Netsol) which he helped scale from a early stage entity to being among India’s top 3 Network Integration entities before its acquisition by IBM in October 2005. At the start of his career, MSR also worked at Sonata, Computer Vision Labs and Microland.