Giri Devanur is the CEO and founder of reAlpha Tech Corp, a real estate investment firm based in Columbus, Ohio. reAlpha aims to democratize the short-term rental market worth $1.2 Trillion and real estate asset investment around the world. Born in Chikkamagaluru, the ‘Coffee land of Karnataka,’ Giri took his previous company Ameri100 Inc. as President and CEO to Nasdaq. In a path-breaking project that began from scratch in November 2013, Giri and his team scaled $50 Million in revenue and completed the IPO on Nasdaq, all in a mere 4 years. In recognition of his efforts, Giri was awarded the 2017 E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year. As hobbies, Giri loves to read, teach, and occasionally plays golf.
After completing his Computer Engineering from the University of Mysore, Giri Devanur completed a program on negotiation at Harvard Law School, along with an executive education program on building innovative products at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, before going on to do his Master of Science in Technology Management from Columbia University. Giri also serves as a mentor for the Columbia University’s Executive Master’s Program since 2015.
Giri regularly pens blogs which are featured in Forbes. He has also written a book, ‘Nothing to Nasdaq: Secrets of Leading Your Company to Nasdaq in 4 Years’ in which he writes about arriving at America with a bank balance of sixty-five dollars and built his repertoire through seeking sage business advice, eventually completing a Nasdaq IPO with Ameri 100.
Understanding the shift from How to Who in order to tackle a problem head-on and finding a solution has been a part of Giri’s recent efforts. To find answers, Giri started the How to Who podcast. The fastest way to learn is by meeting the relevant experts from those particular fields. In the How to Who podcast, Giri interviews these experts across fields of hiring, management and leading to further discuss the shift from how to who and other secrets of success, while breaking it down for a global audience. The first few episodes of the podcast are available on YouTube. Giri has also appeared as a guest on the Conquering Columbus Podcast.
With 25 years of entrepreneurial experience and expertise in the fields of providing tech solutions, Giri has always aspired to take a leap to futuristic ideologies as a leader in technology. He co-founded Ivega Corporation in 1997, a company that focused on financial services and eventually merged with TCG in 2004. In 2007, Giri founded WinHire Inc, focussing on building software products using technology combined with professional services.