Rahul Sood was the founder of VoodooPC (est 1991), and became the outgoing Chief Technology Officer for the Hewlett Packard Global Voodoo Business Unit. In 2007 Business 2.0 magazine had claimed Sood to be 83rd out of 101 persons on their “Who matters now?” list.
Sood has led the development of technologies such as fanless PC technology, liquid cooling and active liquid chilling and was the first to bring them to market in the high-performance computing gaming industry.
Sood announced his resignation with HP in November 2010. In December 2010 he announced that he joined Microsoft as the GM for System Experience in the Interactive Entertainment Business. He then started the first incubation fund for Startups at Microsoft, the Bing Fund. This eventually turned into creation of Microsoft Ventures which Sood led up until November 2014 when he announced he was leaving Microsoft to startup another gaming related company Unikrn.