Rajesh Kumar is a man of so many talents, it’s hard to know where to begin.
Raj, the 79th person I’ve met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, holds a photography world record, after taking 1,010 individual portraits in eight hours.
This was a PR stunt Raj did in a past life, when he was a professional photographer. He photographed four prime ministers during that time – Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard, Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull.
Back in 2018, Raj co-founded immersifAI, which specialises in AI, virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality.
This company is developing a product called DeepVue, which converts MRI and CT scans to a three-dimensional VR format. Raj thought of the idea after his wife had blood clots in her head and the two of them found it hard to understand the 2D scans they were shown.
Even though immersifAI is a futuristic tech company, in February it suddenly branched out into old-school manufacturing. Now, immersifAI is making PPE for export to coronavirus-affected countries. Extraordinary.
Naturally, Raj has another start-up on the side, which is developing a smart, lightweight cricket bowling machine. Naturally.