Rahul Sood (born 29 May 1973) is the CEO and founder of Unikrn, a gaming and esports company based in Seattle. He is also a founder of VoodooPC (est. 1991), which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard.
Education and career
Rahul Sood graduated from high school in 1991 and then entered Mount Royal College. While studying, he got bored and was dropped out of college in the first year of education.
In 1991, Sood founded VoodooPC in Calgary. The company was one of the leading high-end personal computer brands in the world. In 1999 Rahul’s brother joined the team.
In 2006, Sood joined the HP as the CTO for the Global Gaming Business. Soon HP acquired VoodooPC. He resigned after 4 years of work.
In December 2010, Sood joined the Microsoft as the "GM For System Experience" in the Interactive Entertainment Group. He created the Bing Fund, Microsoft’s first-ever incubation fund for startups, and eventually, Microsoft consolidated their global startup activities under Sood’s leadership. In June 2013, he launched Microsoft Ventures.
Sood is a Co-Founder of BrightSquid Medical, BrightSquid Dental, and BullsOnWallstreet. Sood sits on the board of advisors for Razer, and he recently joined the Board of Advisors for BitGold.
In November 2014, Sood founded the Unikrn. Unikrn Inc. is an esports betting and news media company, based in Las Vegas, Nevada with offices in Seattle USA, Sydney Australia, and Berlin, Germany.
Rahul Sood was a contributing columnist for Sandhills Publishing, Custom PC Magazine, and others. Here is the list of his the most interesting publications.
- AMD Exec Henri Richard Answers our Questions DailyTech. January 20, 2006.
- Hard Drive Companies Getting (FAT)ter Computer Power User, May 2006.
- Even the good get BADD in an ugly way The Inquirer, February 15, 2007.
- Gaming is the way forward for Vista The Inquirer, March 5, 2007.
- Games For Windows: The Gauntlet Has Been Dropped Computer Power User, May 2007.
- Staying Afloat In A Challenging Business Computer Power User, June 2007.
- Ripping the Competition a New 20" DailyTech, June 11, 2007.