Rahul Sood is General Manager of the Microsoft Startups group. His team operates startup accelerators and outreach in Seattle, China, India, and Israel, and they also run the Bing Fund, an angel investment fund based in Seattle.
Sood joined Microsoft in January of 2011. He created Bing Fund in February 2012. In March, 2013 Microsoft consolidated their global startup activities under Sood’s leadership.
A serial entrepreneur, Sood spent 18 years in multiple startups prior to joining Microsoft. He founded luxury and gaming computer manufacturer VoodooPC, which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in September of 2006. Voodoo brought the ENVY product line to HP, contributing advanced technologies, such as commercial liquid cooling, and an increased focus on design.
Sood is a co-founder of BrightSquid Medical, a unique collaboration platform for medical professionals, which was subsequently acquired by NetworksMD. He co-founded BrightSquid Dental, which was spun out of the medical business in 2010. Sood also created BullsOnWallstreet, a trading and education platform for retail investors and traders, and he is an active angel investor in a number of small Canadian-based energy companies. He is active in the entrepreneurial community, helping and mentoring a variety of startups.
In his spare time Sood enjoys wake surfing & wake boarding, paddleboarding, cycling, racing cars, and spending time with his family. He is a native of Calgary, Alberta. You can find him on Twitter @rahulsood. You can read more about the Bing Fund at www.bingfund.com.
- 09/05/12 -techcrunch.com