Vivek Ranadivé is an entrepreneur, technology visionary, New York Times best-selling author and philanthropist recognized for his outside-the-box thinking. He is the owner and chairman of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings.
As a technology entrepreneur, Ranadivé pioneered the use of real-time messaging software and created TIBCO, a multibillion dollar software company.
He started his foray into professional basketball when he became the co-owner and vice chairman of the Golden State Warriors NBA franchise in 2010. In 2013, Ranadivé became the first Indian majority owner of an NBA team when he purchased the Sacramento Kings.
In 2015, Ranadivé partnered with the University of California to create a venture capital fund to invest in value-driven startups, many emerging from the UC system.
Ranadivé earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Electrical Engineering from MIT, and an MBA at Harvard where he was a Baker Scholar.
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