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New Age Company of the Year: Zoho, a different kind of Indian start-up

Zoho Corporation has used its engineering capability to build a truly world-class product

Sridhar Vembu, Shailesh Kumar Davey
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(Left) Sridhar Vembu, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Zoho, (right) Shailesh Kumar Davey, Co-founder, Zoho

Shivani Shinde

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Zoho Corporation, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) major, is an aberration in the start-up world. It has not only built the business organically but stayed away from investors. It will also be the only India-based SaaS player to have crossed $1 billion in annual revenues.

Zoho is also an example of true engineering capability that has built a world-class product. Staying close to its roots, it has tapped into rural India to build a talent pool which fuels the company’s growth and the founder’s determination to be laser-focused on profitable growth.

In an old media interview, Sridhar Vembu, the company’s founder and

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First Published: Mar 31 2023 | 6:03 AM IST

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