London-based Odia tech entrepreneur Arun Kar, the military veteran, is making Odias proud by representing Odisha Internationally.
Arun and his partners Chintan Panara& Pradip Butani to develop game-changing solutions across industries that creating a more intelligent world for humanity. His Nest Group of companies, which is designed across five subsidiaries, including Multinational Digital & Technology Innovation companies specializing in Information Technology & Environment Sustainability.
What makes Arun’s business success story all the more spectacular is that he started his business in Britain within a few short years of arriving in the country from his native India, where he served seven years in the Indian Army.
After the emergence of Covid -19, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued guidelines to maintain social distance to keep the infection away. Meanwhile, Arun’s company (Xpertnest) developed a National app along with the UK Government, named Beach Check UK App that helps social distancing by showing beachgoers which areas are crowded by giving them real time information.
His company is also working with the Law Enforcement agencies to develop innovative technology solutions to combat crime and make streets safer for the citizens.
Speaking about his motivation, Arun Kar, Co-Founder of ‘Xpertnest’ said, “The qualities of courage, determination, and leadership imbibed while serving in the Indian Army have given me the confidence to embark on large-scale projects. The confidence I have drawn from the armed forces has also helped me deal with the hurdles of running a business”. Since starting Xpertnest, Arun has led it in achieving exponential growth. Turnover has increased more than 25-fold from and the Nest group of companies now employs over 100 people in Britain, Europe, the Middle East and India.
The tech-head has bagged the ‘Global Indian of the Year Award 2020-21’ held by international magazine – ASIA ONE and United Research Services(URS) in recognition of his London-based multi-national digital innovation company ‘Xpertnest’ which was featured in the CNBC.
His company also accolades with many prestigious awards including Guinness World Record ,Most Impactful Company of the Year 2021 in DotCom magazine, Company of the Year for Smart City Solutions in the prestigious CIO Review (2019), the finalist at the U.K’s National SME Awards 2020 – Business Innovation Category. In 2019, Arun was honored with the Young Entrepreneur Award for his valuable contributions to the Odia society in London.
Arun is also an official member of Forbes Business Council, and featured on International Media like Mobile World Congress, Telegraph, BBC and Smart City Expo.