The 2010 Inc. 5000: Top 10 Indian Entrepreneurs

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Siva Kumar, CEO and Co-founder

Mountain View, California

No. 12
2009 Revenue: $15.3 million
Three-Year Growth: 9,969.89%

Kumar's grandfather started one of India's major movie studios and by the time Kumar was a child, his relatives had expanded into other parts of the industry, operating theaters, producing movies, and distributing them. He says at home, he could have found an uncle to fund his venture, TheFind easier than sneezing, but he wanted to strike out on his own. If he had stayed in India and "worked for somebody else it would be an insult to the family."