Radha Ramaswami Basu has over 30 years’ experience in executive management and is widely recognized as a leading woman technology entrepreneur and mentor, and as a pioneer in the Indian software business. Radha grew Hewlett Packard’s electronic business software division into a $1.2 billion business. Radha then held the position of Chairman & CEO of Support.com, a Nasdaq-listed company, which she led through initial and secondary public offerings. After her time at SupportSoft, Radha and her husband Dipak Basu launched Anudip Foundation, a social enterprise in India with the mission of generating livelihood opportunities for the unemployed and marginalized youth and young women through training in information technology.
In 2011, Radha founded iMerit, an on-demand digital data services company that delivers data, content, and machine learning services to global companies. Clients include Microsoft, eBay, and Catholic Relief Services. iMerit delivers data services while creating positive social and economic change through IT training and employment. iMerit is headquartered in Kolkata, India and San Francisco, CA and is and funded by the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, Omidyar Network, and Khosla Impact.
Throughout her career, Radha has dedicated time to mentoring and inspiring women in engineering and technology. This dedication has been acknowledged by her receipt of the Silicon Valley Business Journal Women of Influence Award, the UN Women-ITU Gender-Equality Mainstreaming Technology Award, Top25 Women of the Web, and CEO of the Year. Radha has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Upside Magazine and Economic Times. She has featured as a guest speaker at Wharton School, Stanford Business School, Santa Clara University, and the Forbes Executive Summit. Radha serves on the boards of NetHope, Jhumki Basu Foundation, and Santa Clara’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship. She is the founder of the Frugal Innovation Lab.