After his Masters from IIM Calcutta, Venkatesh Krishnamoorthy, MD & CEO of Maarga Systems, had made up his mind to pursue a career in the computers and software field. So it is hardly surprising that his own venture turned out to be a hardcore IT solutions company.
Venky, who always had an entrepreneurial bent of mind, started to give his dream a shape and co-founded the company in 2003 with Gayathri Viswanathan, who was a chemical engineering graduate from BITS Pilani. With his non-engineering background, Venky’s experience was more in selling and consulting, while Gayathri had the required engineering background – thus complimenting each other.
In 2002, the market was down. But instead of doing something generic they took up IBM’s Lotus Notes development which was going through a lot of turbulence at that time. There was a lot of movement of technology work to India and the market had space for someone new to enter and provide value. read more