Chintalapati Srinivasa Raju, widely known as Srini Raju, is an Indian Entrepreneur, and Private Equity Investor. Srini Raju was the CEO of Dun & Bradstreet Satyam Software, the in-house technology unit of Dun & Bradstreet, established in 1994, which focused on implementing large-scale IT projects for Dun & Bradstreet businesses. DBSS was later renamed as Cognizant.
Srini later became the Co-founder and Chairman of Peepul Capital (successor to iLabs Venture Capital Fund), a Private Equity (PE) firm based out of Hyderabad and Chennai. Besides funding and mentoring next generation entrepreneurs, he plays an active role in building educational institutions of higher learning.
Besides investing and mentoring young professionals and entrepreneurs, he is continuing to make large contributions to the cause of building Institutions of Excellence in the field of Management and Technology.
- Member of the Executive Board of Indian School of Business. Srini Raju pledged to donate Rs.35 crores towards developing a Research Center in the areas of Information Technology and Networked Economy. Indian School of Business (ISB) named the IT research center as Srini Raju Centre for Information Technology and Networked Economy (SRITNE) at ISB.
- Member of Governing Board and Governing Council; Founding Member and a Donor of IIIT Hyderabad. In 10 years, IIIT has become India’s leading Technology Research University. IIIT-H is a non-governmental Public Institution set up on Public-Private Partnership Model by Leading Tech Companies and the Government of Telangana
- Srini Raju is also a visiting Faculty at various universities like ISB, IIIT Hyderabad, IIT Madras, IESE Business School-University of Navarre