Balaji Viswanathan is an Indian writer, author, entrepreneur and engineer. He is popularly known for his answers and posts on the question-and-answer site Quora, with over 3516 answers and more than 1 million followers. He has been the top-writer for the year(s) 2013, 2014, 2015 2016 and 2017 and has got his articles published in like Forbes, Slate, Business Insider, The Huffington Post and many more.
He is the author of From Tryst to Tendulkar: The History of Independent India, a book on the history of contemporary India. Balaji is the founder of NalandaU, CEO & co-founder of Be Limitless Inc and Zingfin.com. He joined Microsoft after graduation as Software Design Engineer.
Presently, he is the VP of products at Invento and product manager at Black Duck Software. He has got multiple international honors such as IEEE’s Lance Stafford Larson student paper award, IEEE Computer’s international award for academic excellence and an Honorable mention at the Asia finals of ACM ICPC.