SABEER BHATIA (born 30 December 1968) is an Indian entrepreneur who
founded the webmail company
* 1 Career * 2 Acclaim and legacy * 3 Personal life * 4 References * 5 Further reading
After graduation, Sabeer briefly worked for Apple Computer (as a hardware engineer ) and Firepower Systems Inc. He, along with his colleague Jack Smith , set up Hotmail on 4 July 1996, American Independence Day, symbolizing "freedom" from ISP-based e-mail and the ability to access a user's inbox from anywhere in the world
As President and CEO, Bhatia led
Hotmail until its eventual
Bhatia started a free messaging service called JaxtrSMS . He said that JaxtrSMS would do to SMS what Hotmail did for e-mail. Claiming it to be a disruptive technology, he says that the operators will lose revenue on the reduction in number of SMSes on their network but will benefit from the data plan that the user has to buy. To date, JaxtrSMS service has failed to replicate the success of Hotmail. Recently, he invested in email collaboration software, ccZen.
ACCLAIM AND LEGACY
The venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson named Bhatia ' Entrepreneur of the Year 1997', MIT chose him as one of 100 young innovators who are expected to have the greatest impact on technology and awarded 'TR100', San Jose Mercury News and POV magazine selected him as one of the ten most successful entrepreneurs of 1998 and Upside magazine's list of top trend setters in the New Economy named him 'Elite 100'.
Sabeer was inducted into Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) as an undergraduate student
Bhatia belongs to the Sindhi community . His father's name is Baldev Bhatia.
* ^ Bhatia, Sabeer (10 August 2002). "
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