There has been a lot of bad press lately about big technology companies, from their shady privacy practices to their low pay to the sometimes questionable ways they use customer data. Those criticisms have often been warranted, but it is important that people not lose sight of the good side of technology or the many ways in which it can improve the lives of ordinary people.
For a classic case in point, you can look no further than the amazing life and philanthropically work of Tej Kohli. Like many others who were in the right place at the right time, Tej Kohli earned his fortune during the dot com boom of the late 1990s and early 2000s, creating and selling a series of companies and using the experience he gained and the money he made to fuel ever more ambitious entrepreneurial dreams.
That story is not unique – tech millionaires were a dime a dozen during the heady days of the dot com bubble, but it is what came next that helped set Tej Kohli apart – and set him on a better and more successful path. Not content to rest on his laurels and count his money, Tej Kohli instead sought out ways to use his entrepreneurial skills and tech-savvy to make the world a better place.
Tej was among the early entrepreneurs to understand the true value of the technology revolution. While many tech entrepreneurs recognized that technology could transform the way people bought books and ordered pet food, Tej Kohli also saw that advances in the fields of science, medicine and technology could actually transform the lives of people around the world, including men and women who have never used an iPhone or ordered a package on Amazon.
Through his Tej Kohli Foundation, this serial entrepreneur and highly successful business leader has dedicated his life, and his talents, to finding ways to improve the lives of ordinary men and women, not only at home but around the globe as well. Some of these solutions to real world problems are highly technical, while others are far more practical, but they all have one thing in common – the mind behind them.
Ever since his earliest days as a business owner and entrepreneur, Tej Kohli was quick to understand the transformative power of technology, relying on his scientific know how to identify the most promising prospects and make his entrepreneurial dreams a reality. Those early experiences in the business of building a business taught Tej some important lessons about the value of hard work, but more importantly they also reinforced the notion that wealth should be about much more than accumulating riches and funding vanity projects.
Now that his own business dreams have come true, Tej Kohli is dedicating a large portion of his time and talent into giving back, using his charitable foundation to fund worthy projects around the world, all while building his real estate portfolio and helping to make the dreams of young tech startups and budding entrepreneurs a reality.