Neeraj Chandra, Founder & CEO, Arkit Consultants LLC passed away on Oct. 6, 2021 during a trip to Mexico. A beloved member of the Indian Community in New England, the sudden death has come as a shock to the community.
An entrepreneurial Board Member, ScaleUp consultant and Angel Investor, his passion was growing revenue and scaling business operations. A career entrepreneur, he had a track record of success across a range of company sizes from early stage venture backed (I-Logix) through medium size public companies (Telelogic AB, Prime/Computervision) to $1B+ division of multinational corporation (Rational Software, IBM Inc.). He was the key architect of successful acquisition of venture backed I-Logix Inc for $80M and publicly listed company Telelogic AB $845M.
He was very actively involved in TiE ScaleUp mentoring entrepreneurs scale their companies. He was a core volunteer of Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA, an organization that he passionately believed in. He infused energy into the organization and helped it grow. Born in Lucknow, he was widely travelled having held leadership positions in India, France, England, Sweden and USA.
His loss is acutely felt by his two sons, his extended family in India and his beloved friends in New England. We pray that his soul transitions in peace. Om Shanti.