m. Ta. Representative, Pune: 37-year-old Neha Narkhede, a native of Pune, has made it to India’s 2022 Rich List. With this selection, Neha became the youngest self-made woman entrepreneur on the rich list. Neha’s wealth is Rs 4,700 crores and is ranked 336th in the ‘IIFL Hurun India Rich List’.
The journey of Neha, who lives in California, on her own for five years is astonishing. Neha was born in Pune and completed her engineering education in 2006 from Pune Institute of Computer Technology affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University. He then completed his MS from Georgia Institute of Technology. He has migrated to America to pursue a career in technology. Neha worked at Oracle and then LinkedIn. Neha then started the open source platform ‘Apache Kafka’ with colleagues Jun Rao and Jai Kreps. Together these three started the startup ‘Confluent’ in 2014.
Neha took charge as Chief Technology Officer. Neha is currently co-founder and serves on the Board of Directors of Confluent, a streaming data technology company. She was ranked 29th in the list released by Forbes last year. In 2017, Neha was honored by MIT Technology as the Innovator within Pastishi. Earlier, her name appeared in the Forbes list of 50 leading women in the field of technology. Hence Neha’s name has appeared in the list of ‘Self Made Women’ along with Indra Nooyi, Reshma Shetty, Jayashree Ullal, Neerja Sethi.