Microsoft has invested billions of dollars to provide substantial support to both ChatGPT and OpenAI, the company founded by Sam Altman.

Sam Altman, the creator of ChatGPT, recently visited India where he had a reunion with his college friend Rohan Verma. Rohan Verma is a successful entrepreneur in his own right, and the two were roommates during their time at Stanford University.

Rohan Verma, the executive director of MapmyIndia, a rival of Google Maps in India, shared a tweet featuring a photograph of himself with Sam Altman. In the tweet, Verma referred to Altman as his friend.

Verma expressed his delight in meeting Sam Altman, acknowledging his remarkable achievements as the CEO of OpenAI and various other accomplishments. However, Verma emphasized that Altman is more than just a renowned figure; he is also his friend and former roommate from their freshman year at Stanford University. Verma expressed his enthusiasm for witnessing Altman’s endeavors and their positive impact on the world, as well as the valuable contributions he makes to the field of technology and society. Verma concluded by wishing Altman an enjoyable remainder of his trip to India and his global journey.

At the age of 38, Altman made a groundbreaking impact on the world with his product that has the ability to generate articles and poems in a matter of seconds. Not only that, it is capable of composing essays and engaging in conversations as well, showcasing its versatile capabilities.

Microsoft has invested billions of dollars to provide extensive support to ChatGPT and OpenAI, the company founded by Altman.

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Verma holds the positions of Executive Director and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at MapmyIndia, where he leads the product, technology, and marketing divisions. Remarkably, he established the company at the young age of 19 in 2004. MapmyIndia is India’s pioneering interactive mapping portal. Notably, Verma’s parents had been diligently developing India’s digital map data repository since the 1990s, further contributing to the company’s foundation.

Rohan has been at the forefront of MapmyIndia, spearheading the integration of state-of-the-art technologies into the Indian geospatial industry. His contributions include introducing groundbreaking advancements such as the first-ever All India GPS Navigation system, Advanced Maps capable of supporting autonomous and safer driving, robust GPS-based IoT devices, valuable location-enabled Enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions, as well as user-friendly and beneficial location-based Consumer Apps. Furthermore, he has played a pivotal role in developing map APIs and location engines, empowering a wide range of stakeholders including Smart City administrators, government agencies, enterprises, app developers, and consumers to leverage the potential of these technologies.

Verma earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, where he demonstrated exceptional academic performance and was honored with the President’s Award for Academic Excellence. Continuing his educational journey, he went on to complete his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the prestigious London Business School.

Verma has a range of interests including traveling, dancing, and sports. He is happily married to Namrata, and together they have a son. Currently, they reside in New Delhi. The market capitalization of his company stands at Rs 6,257 crore.

Around two decades ago, Rakesh and Rashmi Verma embarked on the journey of creating digital maps. Notably, they are the parents of Rohan Verma.

In 2021, the company conducted an initial public offering (IPO), significantly increasing its net worth to Rs 4,400 crore.