Rahul Narayan, who describes himself as a serial entrepreneur, is the founder of Team Indus. It is the only Indian team in a race to the moon by privately funded groups competing for the largest international incentive prize of all time – the Google Lunar X Prize.
Google is offering $30 million in prizes to the first privately funded teams to safely land a robot on the Moon, including a grand prize and other bonus prizes.
Q: What is the biggest challenge in this mission?
A: Everything is a challenge – money, finding advisers, being taken seriously, reaching out to people.
Almost all of it is uncharted territory. Nobody’s done a (privately funded) mission before, definitely not from India.