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  • Zoho's Sridhar Vembu: 'I've known too many IITians who "retired" after getting into IIT' Jul 30, 2022 12:39 PM IST

    Zoho's Sridhar Vembu: 'I've known too many IITians who "retired" after getting into IIT'

    More than 22 lakh students are expected to apply to the IIT this year. But, with only 16,000 seats available across India’s 23 IITs, competition for every seat is intense.

  • Zoho's Sridhar Vembu says World Bank, IMF have not served poor nations well Jul 26, 2022 08:57 PM IST

    Zoho's Sridhar Vembu says World Bank, IMF have not served poor nations well

    This comes at a time, when the World Bank appointed Indermit Gill as the second Indian chief economist and senior vice president for development economics.

  • 'I stay out of the VC ecosystem because I fundamentally don’t believe in it:’ Zoho’s Sridhar Vembu Jul 12, 2022 05:16 PM IST

    'I stay out of the VC ecosystem because I fundamentally don’t believe in it:’ Zoho’s Sridhar Vembu

    Vembu’s comments come at a time when startups in India across sectors are cutting costs aggressively in a bid to survive in the near term with VC and private equity (PE) funding slowing down amid a correction in global financial markets.

  • Moneycontrol Selects: Top stories this afternoon Jul 04, 2022 01:53 PM IST

    Moneycontrol Selects: Top stories this afternoon

    Our specially curated package of the most interesting articles of the day will help you stay at the top of your game.

  • Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu doesn't read articles that praise him. Here's why Jun 21, 2022 05:21 PM IST

    Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu doesn't read articles that praise him. Here's why

    This declaration by Padma Shri awardee Sridhar Vembu ended up winning hearts on social media.

  • Sridhar Vembu says the present WTO regime is destined to collapse. Here's why Jun 13, 2022 07:12 PM IST

    Sridhar Vembu says the present WTO regime is destined to collapse. Here's why

    "Economic resilience demands that we balance production and consumption more locally. That is the basis on which we are investing," Sridhar Vembu tweeted.

  • PM Modi lauds Sridhar Vembu's push for rural entrepreneurship in 'Mann Ki Baat' | Watch May 29, 2022 01:28 PM IST

    PM Modi lauds Sridhar Vembu's push for rural entrepreneurship in 'Mann Ki Baat' | Watch

    "Sridhar Vembu had recently been awarded the Padma Shri. He himself is a successful businessman and he has also taken up the responsibility to groom other entrepreneurs," the Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his address.

  • Zoho invests Rs 20 crore in Genrobotics, an Anand Mahindra-backed robotics company May 25, 2022 09:52 AM IST

    Zoho invests Rs 20 crore in Genrobotics, an Anand Mahindra-backed robotics company

    Zoho’s investment will help the company to scale its manufacturing capabilities, and thus reduce manual scavenging in India

  • Zoho CEO shares pointers for aspiring entrepreneurs: 'This is the real school of business' May 23, 2022 01:06 PM IST

    Zoho CEO shares pointers for aspiring entrepreneurs: 'This is the real school of business'

    Sridhar Vembu offered his insights on the pricing rules of different industry and the difference between the making costs of products and its final price.

  • Zoho's enterprise IT management division to hire 1,000 people this year May 19, 2022 02:00 PM IST

    Zoho's enterprise IT management division to hire 1,000 people this year

    India has emerged as one of Zoho Corp’s top three markets after the US and the UK, co-founder and vice president Shailesh Davey has said

  • Zoho bets big on marketing automation with a new platform May 10, 2022 03:32 PM IST

    Zoho bets big on marketing automation with a new platform

    Zoho Marketing Plus will provide a single, shared view of critical information to stakeholders across the marketing ecosystem, the company has said

  • Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu's new office is made of mud and straw. See pics Apr 21, 2022 01:46 PM IST

    Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu's new office is made of mud and straw. See pics

    Recently, Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu had even shared details from the office in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli, where about 15 engineers were working in a converted shed in a small farm.

  • Zoho's Sridhar Vembu reveals he doesn't have a brokerage account. Zerodha CEO Nithin Kamath responds Apr 04, 2022 08:06 PM IST

    Zoho's Sridhar Vembu reveals he doesn't have a brokerage account. Zerodha CEO Nithin Kamath responds

    In conversation with Moneycontrol, Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu revealed that he does not have a brokerage account. Nithin Kamath was asked if he would make a pitch to add Vembu on Zerodha.

  • How Zoho’s Sridhar Vembu and Zerodha’s Nithin Kamath transfer middle class values to their kids Apr 04, 2022 06:43 PM IST

    How Zoho’s Sridhar Vembu and Zerodha’s Nithin Kamath transfer middle class values to their kids

    Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu said, "Nobody in the family assumes that they have some wealth that they can draw from. They all want to work for their living."

  • Zoho's Sridhar Vembu, Zerodha's Nithin Kamath warn of tough times ahead for economy, startups Apr 04, 2022 08:48 AM IST

    Zoho's Sridhar Vembu, Zerodha's Nithin Kamath warn of tough times ahead for economy, startups

    Zoho's Sridhar Vembu and Zerodha's Nithin Kamath, who run bootstrapped ventures, spoke to Moneycontrol on the 25th episode of the show, Moneycontrol Masterclass.

  • Moneycontrol Masterclass Ep 25 | The Z Factor: Lessons in life & leadership from Sridhar Vembu & Nithin Kamath Apr 01, 2022 07:41 PM IST

    Moneycontrol Masterclass Ep 25 | The Z Factor: Lessons in life & leadership from Sridhar Vembu & Nithin Kamath

    Join our most popular guests as Moneycontrol Masterclass marks its 25th episode. Zoho's Sridhar Vembu and Zerodha's Nithin Kamath return to our Masterclass as we shine the spotlight on these two outliers in the Indian startup ecosystem. Nithin bootstrapped Zerodha in 2010, growing it to become the largest retail brokerage in India today. Sridhar has grown Zoho into one of the biggest cloud-based business software providers in the world.

  • Sridhar Vembu on why dollar-denominated debt is a bad idea Mar 13, 2022 11:28 AM IST

    Sridhar Vembu on why dollar-denominated debt is a bad idea

    The Zoho CEO said, ""The dollar system and therefore the global trading system are showing severe strains. We cannot rule out the possibility of a collapse, which would be worse than the GFC 2008-9."

  • 'Voters rewarded good performance, punished poor ones': Zoho CEO on assembly poll results Mar 10, 2022 09:34 PM IST

    'Voters rewarded good performance, punished poor ones': Zoho CEO on assembly poll results

    "The results of the assembly elections also reflect the massive disconnect between the media, particularly English media, narratives and the average Indian," Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu added.

  • 'Expect turbulent times': Zoho CEO tells employees amid Russia-Ukraine war Mar 07, 2022 06:21 PM IST

    'Expect turbulent times': Zoho CEO tells employees amid Russia-Ukraine war

    Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu's message received a mixed response on Twitter. While some lauded him for the timely advice, others disagreed with his approach and a few even asked him not to spread panic.

  • On Russia-Ukraine crisis, Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu flags ‘obvious conclusion for India’ Feb 25, 2022 11:17 AM IST

    On Russia-Ukraine crisis, Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu flags ‘obvious conclusion for India’

    Russia-Ukraine crisis: “India lives in the neighborhood of a Great Power (China). US cannot contain China," Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu said.

  • Zoho launches Zillum, where families can email, collaborate more effectively on cloud Jan 27, 2022 01:31 PM IST

    Zoho launches Zillum, where families can email, collaborate more effectively on cloud

    Zillum is a portmanteau of Zoho and illum, which means home in Tamil. Launched on January 26, Zillum is in beta and includes apps for email, instant messaging, file creation and storage, password management, and schedule tracking to meet all the needs of families.

  • As Omicron numbers rise in India, Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu has 2 suggestions Dec 17, 2021 12:39 PM IST

    As Omicron numbers rise in India, Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu has 2 suggestions

    Sridhar Vembu, CEO of tech company Zoho, came out with two suggestions for the country, in what he believes could save lives and livelihoods.

  • Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu loved driving this auto, has ideas for Anand Mahindra Dec 06, 2021 09:22 AM IST

    Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu loved driving this auto, has ideas for Anand Mahindra

    Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu urged Anand Mahindra to introduce the Mahindra Treo autorickshaw in different designs and colours, with family and child-friendly options.

  • As India celebrates Parag Agrawal, Zoho’s Sridhar Vembu warns against "metrics obsession" Dec 01, 2021 10:20 AM IST

    As India celebrates Parag Agrawal, Zoho’s Sridhar Vembu warns against "metrics obsession"

    Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu said India has “specialised” in exporting its best test-taking talent that excels in competitive exams such as the IIT entrance test. This talent pool, he felt, does well in a system that is “too focused on metrics”.

  • New IT regulations | Facebook, Twitter should follow rules in India as they do abroad: Sridhar Vembu May 26, 2021 09:42 PM IST

    New IT regulations | Facebook, Twitter should follow rules in India as they do abroad: Sridhar Vembu

    Zoho founder and CEO Sridhar Vembu launched a fiery attack on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube over their reluctance to comply with India's new information technology rules, asserting that they have to operate according to the laws of the land and stop dictating terms. Key excerpts from the interview: "These platforms are already doing censorship. Take the Covid issue when they censored all discussions related to its origins in the Wuhan lab. So for them to turn around and accuse the Indian government of something is just hypocritical" "If they want to operate in our country, they have to operate according to our laws. They don't get to make laws here" "Sovereignty matters. India has to determine what is appropriate for our standards, our values, all of that. And we don't want a Facebook or Twitter dictating terms to us”

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