Razer adds tech leader Rahul Sood as advisor to Board of Directors
The peripheral and hardware giant ‘Razer’ has confirmed that it has appointed Rahul Sood as advisor to the company’s board of directors. The confirmation came late last night via a press-statement from Razer, here are the details.
Sood is already a steady fixture in the technology industry, once the the general manager of ‘interactive entertainment business’ at Microsoft back in 2011. Sood began the ‘Microsoft’s Bing Fund’ in 2012, which is a program that Microsoft uses to develop and support startup companies.
Later in 2013, Sood is helped grow Microsoft’s global startups team, which includes startup accelerators in China, India, Israel and Seattle, and the Bing Fund based in Bellevue, Washington. Before working with Microsoft, Sood founded a number of startups. In 1991 he founded luxury and gaming computer manufacturer VoodooPC, which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 2006, which introduced the ENVY product line and its related technology and design inspirations.
“I was a fan of Rahul’s work at VoodooPC, and it is our shared passion for PC gaming and technological innovation that makes his involvement with Razer so relevant and exciting,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer CEO. “In fact, it was his work at VoodooPC that inspired us to enter the systems business, and I believe his advice will be invaluable to us here at Razer.”
Sood’s role at Razer will “provide strategic counsel on all aspects of Razer’s business, from global operations to sales, marketing and product development, as the brand continues to evolve its business in the United States and abroad” according to a prepared statement sent to us from Razer.
“Razer is an extraordinary company in an enviable position and I’m really excited to join the business at such an exciting time in its history,” says Sood. “I have admired Razer for many years. The company makes incredible products, their brand is thoughtful yet soulful, and they have a diehard and growing fan base. Moreover, the executive leadership is both inspired and inspiring. I see Razer as the spiritual successor to our previous work at VoodooPC.”
Sood also has a personal passions for using technology to improve wellness, which is demonstrated in his work withthe development of technology-based products that help children with autism discover new ways to communicate.