Nitin Khanna is an entrepreneur who was born in India in 1971. He attended boarding schools while growing up, he says in a recent interview, and most members of his family were highly entrepreneurial. He was always seeing business conducted in his house and during trips to his uncle’s homes.
He moved to the United States when he was 17 and attended Purdue. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial engineering and was earning a PH.D. in robotics when he got tired of being a student. He went to work instead and then, in 1999, his brother also moved to the U.S. They decided to go into business together and launched a software company, Saber Software.
Their company mainly became known for the software they created for elections, Nitin Khanna says. As a result of the messed-up 2000 presidential elections, Congress passed the Help America Vote Act. This act directed every state to modernize their voting systems. Oregon was the first state to use their software followed by Missouri, New York, and then 21 other states.
Nitin Khanna says the expanded into other areas of government. They created software systems for child support, child care, for Departments of Motor Vehicles, and so on. He ended up selling Saber Software and became an angel investor in Portland, Oregon.
In 2009, Nitin Khanna decided to form another company. This is Mergertech. Nitin Khanna invests in companies that create mobile apps. His company is now the largest one of its kind in America.
He says that his approach to business is to use his heart and ability to get things done. Nitin Khanna looks to hire the very best people because if his company has the best talent it will win. He really focuses on building a great company culture filled with like-minded people.
Nitin Khanna says that he has kept the same values throughout the businesses that he has owned and operated. Your values shouldn’t change over time, Nitin Khanna says, unless you learn some new information about yourself. He enjoys imparting his vision on people at his company and getting them fired up to help the company succeed.
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