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Five Indians among Top 25 Asian entrepreneurs

india Updated: Nov 19, 2007 20:21 IST

Five Indians, including three IITians and all in there 20s or 30s, have made to the list of top 25 entrepreneurs in Asia.

The list compiled by the US-based magazine Business Week for its annual report on Asian entrepreneurs includes four women, including Saloni Malhotra whose BPO company 'DesiCrew' targets workforce in small towns and rural areas.

The other Indians on the list include Arun Sahlam, Rohit Nalawade, Vishal Gondal and Gagan Goel. "Thanks to an improved business climate and a wave of funding from US venture capitalists, the region's entrepreneurs are finding success right at home," the magazine said.

Sahlam, 30, an IIT Madras graduate, has made to the list with his website 'Carwale.Com' that helps "car buyers, sellers and owners make better decisions."

Prior to going the entrepreneur way, Sahlam worked as as a software engineer at Veritas Software (now Symantec).

Gagan Goyal, 26, an IIT Mumbai graduate, has to his credit TRI Technology, a robotics start-up that uses robotics as a platform for practical learning in curriculum.

Another IIT Mumbai alumni on the list, Rohit Nalawade, has founded 'Consumer Vision' a real-time service personalisation technology company, which is his second successful start-up at an age of just 24. He started an electronics services company during his undergraduation years with two other friends, which they sold after 22 months.

Alongside the three IITians, the list also has Saloni Malhotra, 25, and industrial engineering graduate from Bharti Vidyapeeth, whose BPO firm provides access to untapped workforce in small towns and rural areas through a distributed outsourcing model.