Prior to starting Rocketship, Anand was Senior VP at Walmart Global e Commerce, where he co-headed @WalmartLabs, focused at the intersection of social, mobile, & commerce. Anand came to Walmart when Walmart acquired Kosmix, the startup he co-founded, in 2011. Anand also is an investor in several companies in India, and helped set up the IIT Madras Entrepreneurship Fund to encourage entrepreneurship at his alma mater.
He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering from the IIT, Madras, where he won the President of India Gold Medal for graduating at the top of his class, and his PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University. His work has been featured in hundreds of articles in leading national and international publications such as Business Week (cover) and the New York Times. In 2013, Anand was named a Distinguished Alumnus by his alma mater, IIT Madras.