One of the Tech Giant, Infosys may be one of the leaders in the market. However, the journey of Infosys was not so easy and smooth. Many things happened since the inception of the company that is interesting and worth of knowing. Here are the 10 interesting facts about Infosys that you should know.
10. Narayan Murthy was not the first Employee
It is known to all that Narayan Murthy along with six other colleagues founded Infosys in 1980. However, the employee number 1 for Infosys was N S Raghavan. Murthy was heading Patni Computers at that time and he promised Ashok Patni for completion of two projects. However, that took him almost 11 months and he joined Infosys as Employee number 4.
9. Infosys did not have a computer
Infosys did not have a computer till 1983. It took almost two years to get a computer on their own. Murthy wanted an India value service and there was a heavy cost involved in importing stuff from outside at that time in India.
8. Infosys started with little capital
Narayan Murthy started Infosys with a capital of $250 or ₹10000 borrowed from his wife. Today the company is of $10.59 billion in terms of assets.
7. The starting client
Infosys had only one client to start off the business. Data Basics Corporation, a client based in New York worked with Infosys for software development and implementation. The company grew from there.
6. Infosys was almost sold off
The company was going through a rough phase in 1989 and many offers came to buy it. Many stakeholders thought that it was wise to sell it off. However, Narayan Murthy had other plans and in 5 hours long meeting he convinced others to work even harder. In 1992, the market liberation took place and Infosys never looked back since then.