Meet Sridhar Vembu: A Leading Figure in Cloud-Based Business Solutions

Major Events Of Sridhar Vembu’s Life

  • 1966: Sridhar Vembu is born on November 5 in Chennai, India.
  • 1989: Vembu graduates from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.
  • 1996: Vembu co-founds AdventNet (later renamed Zoho Corporation) with his brothers Kumar and Girish, and a group of friends.
  • 2003: Zoho Corporation launches its first product, AdventNet ManageEngine, a network management software suite.
  • 2005: Zoho Corporation launches its first web-based application, Zoho Writer, an online word processor.
  • 2007: Zoho Corporation expands its product offerings to include Zoho CRM, a cloud-based customer relationship management software.
  • 2010: Zoho Corporation introduces Zoho Books, an accounting software for small businesses.
  • 2014: Vembu announces that Zoho Corporation has reached 10 million users.
  • 2019: Vembu is awarded the Padma Shri, one of India’s highest civilian honors, for his contributions to trade and industry. Zoho Corporation reaches over 50 million users worldwide.
  • 2020: Zoho Corporation introduces BackToWork, a suite of tools designed to help businesses safely reopen and operate during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 2021: Zoho Corporation introduces Bigin, a customer relationship management software designed specifically for small businesses. Vembu announces plans to open a new campus in Chennai, India to accommodate the company’s growing workforce.

Sridhar Vembu is an Indian entrepreneur and the founder of Zoho Corporation, a software development company that provides a suite of web-based business tools and information technology solutions to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Throughout his career, Sridhar Vembu has been a champion for self-funded growth, customer-focused business practices, and building a strong company culture. He has revolutionized the software industry with Zoho Corporation’s suite of cloud-based business tools and has been recognized for his contributions to trade and industry in India.