Dhiraj C Rajaram is the founder and chairman of Mu Sigma Inc, an Indian multinational data analytics company.
Rajaram was born in 1975 Chennai, India and brought up in Bengaluru, India. He was raised by his grandparents. Rajaram completed his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy , MS in computer engineering from Wayne State University Michigan and MBA from Booth School of BusinessUniversity of Chicago . After completing his education, Rajaram worked as a management consultant at Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) in the US and Booz Allen Hamilton India.
Mu Sigma is an Indian management consulting firm that same sponsored analytics services. The firm’s name is derived from the statistical terms “Mu (μ)” and “Sigma (σ)” which symbolize the mean and the standard deviation those of a probability distribution.
Mu Sigma was founded by Dhiraj Rajaram, a former strategy consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton and PricewaterhouseCoopers, in 2004. In 2008, the company raised an additional $ 25 million from Sequoia Capital. In April 2011, the company raised an additional $ 25 million from Sequoia Capital. In December 2011, the company announced a $ 108 million round of financing from Sequoia and growth equity investor General Atlantic. In February 2013, Mu Sigma received an investment of $ 45 million from MasterCard, which placed the company over the $ 1 billion (Rs. 5,400 crore) milestone.
Mu Sigma was ranked #907 on the 2012 Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies. In 2011 the company ranked #386, and in 2010, it ranked #204. Rajaram, the company’s founder and chairman, was ranked 37 on the Fortune Magazine 40 under 40 list in 2013. Rajaram won the Ernst & YoungEntrepreneur Of The Year India Award 2012 in the services category.