Work of 2 Jamia youth icons Faisal, Raghib gets global attention
Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) alumni Faisal Abidi and Raghib Khan’s joint venture RNF Technologies, a tech services and products company having excellence and innovation at the top of its agenda, has been declared as one of the “Top-Performing App Development Companies for 2021” by Clutch, a reputed market research firm in the USA.
Both engineering graduates from JMI (Electronics and Communication 2007 batch) — are making inroads in the extremely competitive realm of tech services and products with their company RNF Technologies. With multiple offices across the globe, the bootstrapped company is now a truly multinational organisation with over 450+ employees and 250+ clients based all around the world.
Ever since its inception in 2009, RNF Technologies has grown consistently, becoming a well- established name in the North American market for its expertise in mobile & web app development and its digital marketing offerings.
For Faisal and Raghib, the idea of RNF Technologies took shape way back, during their university days. The duo strived to be job creators rather than job seekers with a platform to chase their dreams. After graduating, they strategically landed jobs at Google and AOL respectively to gain the best possible work experience before founding RNF Technologies less than 2 years later.
“RNF Technologies is an outcome of a dream we had when we were in college. It was a strong desire to be independent and be in a position to drive change that didn’t let us settle with the conventional wisdom of seeking the best job out there. Venturing into the unknown came with its own risks but never once did we let that thought scare us into doubting what we were doing” said Faisal, who spearheads the services arm of the organisation.
Owing to the company’s remarkable success, the two college friends-turned-business partners also made their foray into the world of game development with a sister brand, Phonato Studios in 2013.
Phonato Studios is uniquely positioned in its own right as one of the few Indian-owned firms taking on global gaming giants. Conceptualized, designed, and developed by an in-house team of Indian developers, designers, and sound artists, its games have seen over 10 million+ downloads on Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
While commenting about Phonato Studios & inspiring journey Raghib said: “I think our team’s journey is a living testament to how a passionate group of people cannot just manage to break through a tough space like gaming, but also do well at it. We set out with an aim to ideate, design, develop, and deliver solutions that are specific to the needs of our customers. With times changing, there is a need to keep upgrading ourselves and we have done just that.”
The duo did not stop at Phonato Studios. In 2016, they came forward again with another venture – Resourcifi, which provides unique staff augmentation solutions to its clients by hiring offshore human resources as per their customised needs.
In 2018, they decided to foray into the B2B events industry, organising conferences for several major industries. The international conferences are organized in Dubai, UAE and Las Vegas, USA. Their events have been praised globally by industry leaders, for their unique value proposition and ability to single handedly attract key decision makers (CXOs, Presidents, Founders), something of a rarity within the industry.
Raghib Khan and Faisal Abidi have ambitious plans for the future of the organization. They hope to establish a stronger presence across the globe and are in the process of venturing into other verticals while expanding their array of tech-based services and products.