Former Tesla CIO Jay Vijayan’s startup Tekion enters unicorn club

Former Tesla CIO Jay Vijayan’s startup Tekion enters unicorn club

Jay Vijayan, Founder and CEO of Tekion. Photo: Mint

Chennai-born entrepreneur Jay Vijayan has come a long way from working as chief information officer (CIO) at American electric car company Tesla, Inc to chief executive of his own tech start-up Tekion.

Tekion, a cloud technology company focused on the automotive industry, has raised $150 million as part of its Series C financing led by private equity firm Advent International round at over $1 billion valuation, becoming a unicorn in less than four years.

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