Raj Narula is Founder and CEO, InCa Synergies
He has identified and steered many of the North American companies to significantly increase their India footprint and revenue for over a decade. His last venture ( TaraSpan) which he exited from in 2014 grew from 3 people in 2007 to over a 160 people in India for North American companies. Raj has travelled extensively to and within India and the region to identify potential channel partners to work with many of the solutions coming to India from North America. His expertize in managing the expectation of both the OEM and the Channels is extensive. He has also travelled to and conducted business for the very same solutions in many countries in the region including the UAE, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines and Hong Kong. In addition, Raj has been a regular speaker in India and Canada with both Telecom and Entrepreneurial related events in Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai and across Canada and the US. He has led many Trade delegations to India working with Federal Ministers, Mayor of Ottawa, ITAC and is a mentor at JIOGennext which is part of Reliance Industries in Mumbai. He has also hosted many delegations to Canada from India.
Raj is formerly CEO and co-founder of TenXc Wireless, ( Sold to CCI in 2011) a company developing intelligent antenna systems for the GSM market. As CEO and Head of business development he launched the company and was instrumental in raising over $20M in venture capital serving Tier 1 Mobile carriers in Canada and internationally. The company has deployments of their antennas globally. He held International Sales and Business Development roles at Canadian General Electric and Dresser Industries early in his career where he was responsible for executing large contracts with Energy, Oil and Gas and the manufacturing sector.
Raj is a serial entrepreneur has been an active angel investor in eLearning, Web Portals, Security and IT companies. He started his first successful business at age twenty (22). He has helped launch numerous start-ups, taking strategic management roles, and helped to secure over $75 million in early and mid stage funding. He also co-founded and operated many businesses in Ottawa spanning 30 years. Additionally, he has transacted M&A’s connecting North American and Indian firms to create value. Raj has been dividing his time equally between North America and India for the past 14 years. Raj grew up globally, living in multiple countries and speaks multiple languages. He has also been featured in articles in business publications both in Canada and India.
Raj is also the co-founder and Charter Member of the Ottawa chapter of TiE (the Indus Entrepreneur), a global organization focused on the fostering of entrepreneurship through mentoring, networking and education. He is currently a Board Member at the University of Ottawa’s Alumni Association. He has served on the board of many charitable organizations and enterprises over the past 20 years. As a co-founder of the Maharaja’s Ball in Ottawa, the charity has made significant financial contributions in its four years history to be named as one of the five top charitable organizations locally with $1M raised and distributed to multiple organizations in the Ottawa region.
Raj holds a B.Eng degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ottawa, Canada