M.R. Rangaswami is a software executive, investor, entrepreneur, corporate eco-strategy expert, community builder and philanthropist. Recognized as a software business expert, he participated in the rapid expansion of the Silicon Valley software industry. In 1997, he co-founded Sand Hill Group one of the earliest "angel" investment firms and was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. In 2007, M.R. embarked on a new venture as the founder of the Corporate Eco Forum, an invitation-only membership organization for Global 500 companies that demonstrate a serious commitment to the environment as a business strategy issue. In 2012 M.R. founded Indiaspora in 2012 to unite Indian Americans and to transform their success into meaningful impact in India and on the global stage. Indiaspora acts as a catalyst to transform the success of Indian Americans into meaningful impact in India and on the global stage.