US Consulate in Mumbai

Dec 29, 2015

During our visit to IITB for ground breaking (Bhoomi Puja) for KreSit, I was honored at the US Consulate in Worli. It was a big event hosted by US Consul David Good. That was the last time Ann went to India but Raj-Ann and Ben fell in love with India!

David Good soon left US Foreign Service and joined Tatas as their man in Washington DC. It was strange running into him DC at an event!

Nehru

Dec 29, 2015

Jawahar Lal Nehru was the first prime minister of Independent India. He served from August 1947 till his death in May of 1964. He was Mahatma Gandhi’s chosen favorite. He spoke for all Indians when he gave his “Tryst with Destiny speech” on the eve of the independence:

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Out-of-the-Box Thinking in The Entrepreneurial Connection

Dec 28, 2015

Gurmeet Naroola wrote a book called The Entrepreneurial Connection: East Meets West in the Silicon Valley, and did a chapter on me. With permission from Gurmeet, you can read it below:

Kanwal Rekhi is Chairman of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs). He is a leading entrepreneur and angel investor, and is on a mission to build bridges with India.

Rekhi founded Excelan in 1982. When Excelan merged with Novell in 1989 he joined Novell’s board of directors and was later named executive vice president and CTO. Now retired, Rekhi serves on several public and private company boards. In 1986 he was named as “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Arthur-Young Venture magazine.Continue Reading

Honorary Citizen of Houston

Dec 24, 2015

In 2002, I was made an honorary citizen of Houston by the mayor and given a key to the city during my visit to launch their TiE chapter.

I also spoke at Rice university on entrepreneurship and the Q&A lasted more than two hours.