Nitin Khanna knows the value of organization and knowing what you are good at for you to be successful. He is currently the CEO of MergerTech, an mergers and acquisition advisory firm handling mobile companies in the tech industry.
Someone can say entrepreneurship is second nature to Nitin Khanna given he was surrounded by entrepreneurs in his family while growing up. However, when he came to the USA, he decided to focus on his academics. However, the entrepreneurial side of him would emerge just when he had started on his PhD. in robotics. Many people would hesitate to drop their academic work, but he opted to take a break and build a business.
Given his brother had joined him in the U.S., they founded Saber Software together in 1999. In the beginning, the company provided election software to 21 states. However, it eventually provided additional government to citizen software which provided services such as child support, DMV systems, and public retirement systems, among other services. After ten years in the industry, Nitin Khanna sold the company.
With this first business, Nitin quickly learned he was more of a strategist than an operations man. He is very good with helping a company develop its strategy, vision, mission, and culture. The people in the company are extremely important to him since they are the ones that distinguish one company from the next one.
The second company Nitin Khanna came up with was MergerTech, an M&A Advisory firm that works with mobile tech businesses and entrepreneurs. After selling Saber Software, Nitin Khanna felt there was a need to help other companies in Portland succeed, just as his company had succeeded. He, therefore, co-founded MergerTech which gave him an avenue to do this and that is where he works to date.
Another company Nitin Khanna founded is CuraCannabis which is in the medical cannabis industry. Even though he no longer plays an active role in the company, he hopes it will grow to be the Coca-cola of cannabis in the next 10-40 years.
In addition to entrepreneurship, Nitin Khanna also takes his family and hobbies seriously. Consequently, he is very strict with time and prioritization. Nitin Khanna taught himself to DJ at 41 years of age after his friends invited him to Burning Man. He is also a producer and executive producer of two films that opened at Sundance. His other hobbies are dancing and farming.
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