The girl from Pune who put herself on India’s rich list

Indian-American Neha narkhedeco-founder of Confluent, a streaming data technology company, is now in the India‘s rich list 2022.

According to IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List, 37-year-old Narkhede is the youngest self-made female entrepreneur to be on India’s rich list.

Her wealth is estimated at Rs 4,700 crore and she is ranked 336 in the IIFL Hurun India Rich List.

According to the information available in the public domain, Narkhede was born in Pune and received her Bachelor of Science in Engineering from University of Pune and Masters in Technology from Georgia Tech.

In an interview with Forbesshe had mentioned that she had migrated to the US to have a career in technology.

Narkhede joined Oracle after her education and then LinkedIn where she and her colleagues June Rao and Jay Kreps founded the open source platform Apache Kafka.

In 2014 the trio decided to set up Confluent with Narkhede as Chief Technology Officer and later Chief Product Officer. She is now on the board of the company.

The company went public in 2021 with a valuation of $9.1 billion, according to Forbes.


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