Chairman and Founder, Robo Silicon Pvt Ltd
Mr. Rao had a vision that combined sound business sense and eye on the future. While the ecological cost and the enormous environmental damage caused by indiscriminate dredging of river sand was well known and documented, Subba Rao recognized that the future of this critical building material lay in crushing of granite rock to manufacture high quality and consistent sand & aggregates for the construction industry. With this vision he has founded Robo Silicon in the year 1999, for the first time in India, to manufacture an innovative product, promote and market an innovative concept of manufactured sand popularly known as “RoboSand” that went on to became a generic name for the product in India, and Robo Silicon has since grown in strength to be recognised as the market leader and a premier company in India.
Subba Rao believes that constant innovation is the key to creating economic value and has a history of promoting new and innovative concepts. He started his career as an entrepreneur in 1990 with Robo Engineers, a franchisee of MRF Limited dealing in poly-urethane paints (Vapocure technology) – which was a new concept in India at that time.
In 1999 he promoted Roshni Powertech Ltd. – a 6 MW Biomass Based Power Project to produce Green Power (Non-Conventional Energy) by utilizing agricultural residue & waste, this project continues to run successfully.
Mr. Subba Rao, at present is actively involved in the life sciences & biologicals project where he is the chairman of M/s Revelations Biotech Pvt. Ltd which is involved in providing advanced scientific solutions in the areas of enzymology, enzyme engineering, probiotics, Biologicals and small molecule discovery. Revelations is partnering with Drug Discovery Research Centre (DDRC) an autonomous institute of THSTI under DBT, GOI, in a collaborative research program to develop an Artificial Intelligence Platform (AIP) for early diagnostics and progression of metabolic disorders such as Diabetes. Revelations has developed an innovative enzyme formulation to improve the productivity that can be measured, in Dairy cows & cattle where the milk yield, quality (Fat & SNF) in milk will be increase & improved by anywhere between by 12% to 30%.