Raj Anand is the winner of Europe's Young Entrepreneur 2007 by BusinessWeek, Digital Future 50 by Revolution Magazine (alongside founders of Twitter and Spotify), Courvoisier/The Observer Future 500 (2008), and a finalist of Sussex Entrepreneur 2008. At the age of 23, he started his first business in social media working with major corporations, the public sector, and start-ups. Raj attended Sussex University (Brighton, UK), School of Management at Cranfield University (Bedford, UK), and Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi, India).
In 2007, Raj developed Kwiqq, a social media software and strategy business that he developed from his research at the University of Sussex. During his time at the university, he worked with such customers as British Council, Oxford University Press, First Choice Holidays, and Eurostar. In September 2009, Raj exited Kwiqq to set up RajAnand.biz Limited, a social media and innovation consultancy, to extend his social media strategy offering to brands and organizations. In May 2010, Raj joined the Actualize Group (www.actualizegroup.com), based in Europe and Latin America, as its global innovation director. Actualize provides various end-to-end IT solution services to insurance, banking, telecom, and premium customers in other sectors.