Rahul Harkawat

Rahul Harkawat

Entrepreneur and advisor at NUS and SMU incubated companies


Entrepreneur with over 25 years experience in developing information technology primarily in start-ups. Has extensive experience in helping companies ranging from startups to global organizations to scale by facilitating relevant business strategy, go to market and execution capabilities.

Currently working as Mentor/Advisor to NUS and SMU incubated companies in Singapore. Member of the evaluation panels for Proof of Concept/

Proof of Value for Government of Singapore organization such as National Research Foundation (under Prime Minister Office), Spring Singapore and Media Development Authority etc.

Experienced in Business strategy, new product positioning, building teams around new products, and companies.

Experience includes bootstrapping and building up software companies in enterprise, telecommunication and mobile. Successfully lead start ups to profitability and exits in the US and Internationally. Have demonstrated the capability of building successful global sales organizations .

Early pioneer in the selling of offshore software product development services from INDIA in the early 80’s. Experienced and executed the concept of global product development centers at an early date.

Career experience includes start up subsidiary C. Itoh SI company in the US and scale to $ 200 million in less than two years. Subsequently founded or co founded and bootstrapped companies in the 90’s and early 2000’s.