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Parag Agrawal

Former Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal has reportedly raised $30 million in funding for his artificial intelligence startup. Agrawal was the first Indian-origin CEO of Twitter – now X but was ousted from his position following Elon Musk’s $44 billion takeover in 2022. Who is Parag Agrawal? Born in Rajasthan, India, Agrawal immigrated to the US to complete his PhD in computer science at Stanford University. After joining Twitter as a software engineer in 2011, Agrawal worked his way up to the position of Chief Technology Officer for just under a

In his first move as Twitter’s owner, Elon Musk has ousted its CEO Parag Agrawal. After months of back and forth, Musk has closed the $44 billion deal to purchase Twitter. Wasting no time, Musk fired Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal as well as chief financial offer Ned Segal, and general counsel Sean Edgett. Chief legal officer Vijaya Gadde, who reportedly played a key role in Trump’s Twitter ban, has also been fired. Read: Musk’s Twitter Layoffs Take A Hammer To Diversity And Inclusion Efforts Sources reported seeing at least one of the fired executives