Raju vanapala is the founder and CEO of Hyderabad, India based innovative Internet company- Way2Online Interactive India Pvt Ltd, which runs worlds largest largest personal messaging community site way2sms.com.
Mr.Raju obtained his Masters degree in Computer applications (MCA) from Nagarjuna University in 2003.A 31 year old first generation entrepreneur, Raju studied market requirements in the Internet segment,and particularly in the field of Consumer Internet businesses and mobile messaging. In 2004, after an extensive research, he started Way2Online Interactive India pvt ltd, a highly innovative and emerging player in the enterprise messaging market. During the initial days, Way2Online is engaged in the business of providing enterprise messaging solutions to leading enterprises across the country.
In DEC 2006 Mr.Raju launched Indiaâ€™s first PC to Mobile consumer messaging portal Way2SMS.COM. This concept has caught the imaginations of millions of users. Mr. Rajuâ€™s passion and conviction have secured nearly 20 million users in just 4 years. And his success touches almost half of the mobiles in the country with great authority. Today, Way2SMS is delivering over 500 million messages very month and is reaching to over 55 million mobiles every month. In the year 2008, Way2SMS has been selected as the Most-Promising Internet technology Venture in Asia by Redherring.
Mr.Raju is passionate about “India growth Story” and trying to become one of the key contributors in making it happen. His objective is to position way2sms to answer the much debated topic â€œwhy not Googles and facebooks from India?â€. Rajuâ€™s vision is to create a billion dollar company in India from Internet space.