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Balaji Viswanathan, Valady Viswanathan Balaji Viswanathan (Tamil:பாலாஜி விஸ்வநாதன்; Devanāgarī: बालाजी विश्वनाथन); is an Indian writer, author, entrepreneur and engineer who presently lives in Bengaluru. He is popularly known for his answers and posts on the question-and-answer site Quora. He has been the top-writer (on Quora) of the year(s) 2013, 2014, 2015 2016 and 2017 with over 20 articles published on Forbes, Slate, Business Insider and other places. 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 Limtless Inc and Zingfin.com. He joined Microsoft after graduation as Software Design Engineer in Test. Presently, he is the VP of products at Invento and product manager at Black Duck Software.
Balaji has written more than 3,535 answers and has 278,867 followers on Quora as of March 10th, 2017, which makes him the most followed person on Quora. His articles have been published on Fatherly, Time, Slate, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Fortune, Newsweek, VentureBeat, Inc, Business Insider, Quartz, BGR, Softpedia, and Thought Catalog.
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- "Balaji Viswanathan". Quoracast. http://quoracast.com/balaji-viswanathan-mbas-entrepreneurs-and-india/.
- "Meet Balaji Viswanathan, the Quora rockstar..". Light House Insights. http://lighthouseinsights.in/meet-balaji-viswanathan-the-quora-rockstar-with-more-than-24k-followers-a-million-credits.html/.
- "What Should Everyone Know about Balaji Viswanathan?". Quora. https://www.quora.com/What-should-everyone-know-about-Balaji-Viswanathan.
- "From Tryst to Tendulkar: Balaji Viswanathan: Amazon". https://www.amazon.in/Tryst-Tendulkar-History-Independent-India-ebook/dp/B00RGWAFAK.
- "NalandaU at Crunchbase". Crunchbase. https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/nalandau.
- "Company Overview of Be Limitless Inc". Bloomberg. https://www.bloomberg.com/Research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapid=260630454.
- "Balaji Viswanathan – LinkedIn". LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/in/balajivi.
- "Balaji Viswanathan – Crunchbase". Crunchbase. https://www.crunchbase.com/person/balaji-viswanathan.
- "Balaji Viswanathan - Quora". https://www.quora.com/profile/Balaji-Viswanathan-2.
- "Balaji Viswanathan – Author at Fatherly". Fatherly. https://www.fatherly.com/community/balaji_viswanathan/.
- Balaji Viswanathan. "Why is Dropbox worth more than 4 billion". Forbes. http://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2013/02/07/why-is-dropbox-worth-more-than-4-billion/#6881c28d2213. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
- Balaji Viswanathan. "Behind the scenes of monsters: A Quora guide to Pixar". The Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.in/entry/behind-the-scenes-of-mons_b_3572938. Retrieved 8 September 2016.