Ronak Samantaray of Odisha featured in recently released Forbes list of Asia 30 Under 30 Transforming Enterprise Technology category for his company NowFloats.
For their inaugural class of 30 Under 30 Asia, Forbes cast a wide net over the region, canvassing the tech hubs in Bangalore, Beijing and Singapore to find a group of standout nominees in software, cybersecurity, application analysis, networking, and the cloud.
“A coder since primary school, Ronak Kumar Samantray (28) founded NowFloats to help small businesses get online and discovered. He is also the co-inventor and chief advisor of Bolt, the World’s first smartphone charger for motorbikes and co-designed a ‘speech glove’ that can recognise finger gestures and translate them into speech,” according to the Forbes.
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From a modest economic background in Cuttack to getting a job in Microsoft was a dream come true for Ronak Samantaray. He quit the high paying job in three years to chart a path of his own and co-founded NowFloats, a start-up aiming to make the internet relevant for small businesses.