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Boosted by Woman’s Emergency Funds, Startup Skyrockets to $80B Empire.

3 months ago

TLDR: Sudha Murty, Chairperson of Infosys Foundation and wife of N R Narayana Murthy, co-founder of Infosys, played a crucial role in the success of the company by providing a financial infusion of Rs 10,250. This investment laid the foundation for what eventually became Infosys, currently valued at approximately $80 billion. Sudha Murty holds a 0.95% stake in the company and considers her financial support as her “best investment” to date. The funds she provided came from her own emergency fund, which she had secretly saved without her husband’s knowledge.

Sudha Murty is known for her various achievements, including being the first female engineer at TELCO (now Tata Motors). She is also an educator, author, and philanthropist. Her contribution to Infosys highlights her role as an inadvertent “angel investor” and showcases her financial acumen.