#17 Rohit Jha of Transcelestial on Transforming Communications Technology and Maximising Your Personal Impact

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By Nasos Papadopoulos, EF Head of Content

Rohit Jha is the Co-Founder of Transcelestial, a company developing a laser communication solution to replace existing wireless communication technology.

In the next decade 3 billion people and 50 billion devices will come online – but the global infrastructure we have in place at the moment isn’t sufficient to provide the required speed and flexibility to manage our needs as a planet.

And that’s where Transcelestial comes in – they’re developing the fastest, long-distance, point-to-point wireless communication network possible.

This will be delivered as a space data network for terrestrial and satellite applications, which will use lasers to transfer data at up to 1000x faster than what’s currently available.

Rohit met his co-founder Danesh on the first day of EFSG1 and since then the two have never looked back, going on to raise a seed round that included some high profile investors.

Rohit earned a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from NTU and worked in the RBS FX Electronic Markets Team on low-latency communications and highly scalable software systems before joining EF to start a company.

In this episode Rohit and I discuss:

– His fascination with space and how his upbringing influenced his choice to become an entrepreneur
– How Rohit met his Co-Founder Danesh on day one of the first EF cohort in Singapore
– How Transcelestial built their first prototype after a brainwave in a pub before Investor Committee

Rohit and his co-founder Danesh are building the definition of a globally ambitious company and it was great to dig into some of the stories behind the startup as well as getting an insight into the future of communications technology – I certainly learned a lot from the conversation and I’m sure you will too.

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