A 12-year veteran of the mobile industry, Raj Singh is an entrepreneur-in-residence at SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute) who has worked with tech heavyweights such as Dell, Samsung, and Kodak. As his current title implies, Singh also has experience starting his own companies, and he’s co-founded Veeker, NBC’s mobile video citizen journalism service and ToneThis, CNET’s most-downloaded ringtone creation app. Singh speaks with Firstpost about what an entrepreneur-in-residence is, what’s on the horizon for mobile technology, and the one thing every start up should know.

Stanford’s Raj Singh

Stanford’s Raj Singh

What do you do as entrepreneur-in-residence at SRI?
EIR positions are one of those nebulous positions that have lots of definitions depending on whether it’s an R&D firm or venture capital. Some EIRs are there to look for the next startup or an opportunity to jump into.

SRI is a large R&D lab that’s 2,200 folks strong, and it was the inventor of the mouse, among other things. Within an R&D association, there’s significant technology that is not commercialised, so they have an internal team whose responsibility is to effectively go around SRI and look for opportunities to commercialise things.

For the full interview head on over to Firstpost here.

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