Head of Partners & Alliances and IoT Lead at Unico
Raj worked for Bosch as an innovation manager supporting all business units on topics related to innovation and business model innovation across Asia Pacific. He helps teams to define their innovation strategy, to deduce search fields, to generate ideas and to implement promising ideas by establishing an ecosystem that drives innovation. Raj is an Australian citizen, Canadian permanent resident and overseas citizen of India, he has helped businesses achieve outstanding results while working in Australia, Germany, Malaysia, China, India, Singapore and Japan. He has extensive experience leading hardware/software teams developing products for global markets.
With two hardware startup failure experiences, Raj knows what not to do when starting a new venture. He is very passionate about Lean Startup methodologies and helps teams to apply these methods in a practical way. Raj is an angel investor (IoT & FinTech domain) and from time to time mentors start-ups. He helps start-ups in finding “problem-solution fit” and then “product-market fit”. His speciality is in designing business models, idea generation, hardware/software design, raising funds, team conflict resolution/team building and rapid prototyping.
Raj has an undergrad degree in software, Masters degree in Engineering (Electronics) and an MBA from Melbourne Business School.
Favorite quote: “Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” —Drew Houston, Dropbox founder and CEO