VA Shiva Ayyadurai is the chairman and CEO of CytoSolve
Prominent Boston-based Indian-American entrepreneur, VA Shiva Ayyadurai will challenge Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren in the Senate race next year from the US state of Massachussets. An alumnus of the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Mr Ayyadurai formally announced his Senate bid last month against Ms Warren to "defend the American dream."
Describing himself as the real fighter, real innovator and all-American India, he said: "On my seventh birthday, in 1970, I left India and came to America: to this land of incredible opportunity."
"As a kid, I learned from my parents, teachers, coaches, and friends that what mattered most was Truth - to uncover it, share it and fight for it. That core value is the foundation of the America Dream. And my life has been about fighting for Truth, at every step," Mr Ayyadurai said.
He is currently the Chairman and CEO of the start-up CytoSolve. He has four MIT degrees and is a contributor to BreitBart news, a far-right American news, opinion and commentary website.
However, given Massachusetts is strong Democratic state, political analysts are giving him no chance of winning the race.
Mr Ayyadurai was born in Mumbai before he moved to the US with his parents. He claims to have invented email. According to him, he wrote an electronic mail software as a New Jersey high school student in 1970s. He called this software email.
In 2009, he was hired by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research to create a CSIR Tech to establish businesses using the research conducted by country's many publicly owned laboratories. However, the job offer was withdrawn.