Rajesh Setty

co-founder and President at WittyParrot

San Francisco Bay Area
Management Consulting

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Rajesh Setty's Overview

  • Co-founder at iCharts, Inc.
  • President at Foresight Plus, LLC
  • Board Member at Suggestica, Inc.

500+ connections


Rajesh Setty's Summary

Rajesh Setty is a serial entrepreneur and a business alchemist based in Silicon Valley.

Rajesh has co-founded multiple technology and publishing companies in US and India. Via Foresight Plus, he helps companies to bring new ideas to life or in bringing new life to current ideas. Typically, this involves helping companies to expand their reach, build thought leadership and implement creative marketing ideas from concept to launch.

He has written and published twelve books so far. He is an award-winning teacher at The Founder Institute and a mentor at the Thiel Foundation's 20 Under 20 Program.

Specialties: Entrepreneurship, Bootstrapping, Web strategy, Team building, Startups, Software Services

Rajesh Setty's Experience

co-founder and President


Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Computer Software industry

September 2012Present (2 years 2 months) Cupertino

WittyParrot helps companies of all sizes to speak with one voice.



November 2006Present (8 years)

Jiffle offers a cloud-based service for large companies to manage their meetings at Tradeshows and other B2B events.

Founding Board Member

Compassites Software Solutions

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Computer Software industry

January 2006Present (8 years 10 months) Bangalore

Custom software solution experts


iCharts, Inc.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

August 2008Present (6 years 3 months)

iCharts helps business users to share and explore visual data. We focus on helping Fortune 500 companies and the market research firms that serve them.


Foresight Plus, LLC

March 2006Present (8 years 8 months)

Foresight Plus helps companies to bring new ideas to life or new life to current ideas. More specifically, Foresight Plus helps companies to raise awareness of their products and services in a crowded marketplace.

Board Member

Suggestica, Inc.

November 2006Present (8 years)

Rajesh Setty's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Volunteer

      Sankara Eye Foundation, USA
      • Health
      July 2012 present (2 years 4 months)

      Help with marketing and anything else that comes our way.

Rajesh Setty's Skills & Expertise

  1. Start-ups
  2. Entrepreneurship
  3. Leadership
  4. Marketing
  5. Team Building
  6. Strategic Partnerships
  7. Product Management
  8. Enterprise Software
  9. Consulting
  10. Market Research
  11. Management
  12. Thought Leadership
  13. Strategy
  14. Blogging
  15. Mentoring
  16. Social Networking
  17. Business Development
  18. Web Strategy
  19. Management Consulting
  20. Business Intelligence
  21. Corporate Development
  22. Open Source
  23. Storytelling
  24. Software
  25. Mobile Applications
  26. Go-to-market Strategy
  27. Competitive Analysis
  28. E-business
  29. Business Strategy
  30. Teaching
  31. E-commerce
  32. Cloud Computing
  33. Analytics
  34. Angel Investing
  35. Product Marketing
  36. Business Alliances
  37. Executive Management
  38. Mobile Devices
  39. Bootstrapping
  40. Venture Capital
  41. Professional Services
  42. Lead Generation
  43. B2B
  44. CRM
  45. New Business Development
  46. Creative Marketing
  47. Online Marketing
  48. Program Management
  49. Marketing Strategy
  50. Networking

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Rajesh Setty's Languages

  • English

    (Full professional proficiency)
  • Kannada

    (Full professional proficiency)
  • Telugu

    (Elementary proficiency)
  • Hindi

    (Limited working proficiency)

Rajesh Setty's Publications

  • Beyond Code

    • Select Books
    • January 5, 2005
    Authors: Rajesh Setty

    Through his work with hundreds of technology professionals, Rajesh Setty has had a bird's eye view of careers that soared and careers that stalled. In the IT arena, Setty noted that while some people succeeded beyond imagination, most people seemed to get stuck about ten or fifteen years into their careers. After careful observation, interviews and insights, Setty realized that the top performers in the IT services industry definitely had a different set of standard practices for distinguishing themselves. To share their secrets, Setty created Beyond Code.

  • Upbeat

    • Ashoka Books
    • May 1, 2009
    Authors: Rajesh Setty

    Recession makes it hard for everyone. Rising unemployment, weak stock markets, tough credit markets, weak demand, fierce competition for that weak demand, uncertainty about when this will all end are just a start. It seems like there are just too many things out of our control during a recession. It takes a lot to make a significant difference in a good economy. In a bad economy, it takes a significant effort just to produce something meaningful. Rather than going all out (when it is MOST required, ) most people choose to give up quickly, thinking nothing will happen anyway. In other words, they choose to participate in a recession. While this is generally true, there is one thing that is under our control-to have an UPBEAT attitude that's recession-proof. How we survive through the recession and thrive will depend largely on what each of us did before we reached this place and what every one of us will do during these times.

  • #THINKtweet

    • THINKaha Publishing
    • June 1, 2009
    Authors: Rajesh Setty

    You can't say a lot in 140 characters. Or, that's what we thought until Twitter came along. Twitter set a new standard to communicate in 140 characters. Brevity is the name of the game. It is timely in a way as everyone in the world is moving at a breathtaking speed and would love to spend "as little time as possible" to get "as much insights as possible."

    This is where '#Th!nkTweet: Bite-sized Lessons for a Fast-Paced World' comes in. It is a collection of 140 bite-sized lessons that will help you learn and grow. FAST!

    #Th!nkTweet is a book that you can read again and again or simply give this to someone who you know needs it but don't have the time to read. This is a book you can read in 15 minutes or less but then again, you might want to re-visit again to refresh and re-learn. #ThinkTweet is a gift that you owe to yourself!

    Guy Kawasaki wrote the foreword and said that "#Th!nkTweet is a cool little book filled with twinsights, twumor and twinfluence of Twitter."

    '#THINKtweet' is part of the THINKaha series which are comprised of books that are 100 pages in length that contain 140 well-thought out quotes (tweets/ahas) of 140 characters or less.

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