- The magazine’s annual compilation includes 600 go-getters across 20 industries.
The following are some of those featured in Forbes magazine’s annual compilation that includes 600 go-getters across 20 industries.
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, 21, the breakout star of Netflix’s “Never Have I Ever,” is over 70 young changemakers of Indian and South Asian origin in North America who have made it to this year’s Forbes magazine’s ’30 Under 30’ list for 2004, a compilation of 600 go-getters across 20 industries. In 2019, when Ramakrishnan auditioned for the role of Devi Vishwakumar, she was “one of 15,000 candidates in an open casting call for Mindy Kaling’s new show,” Forbes said. Despite having never acted professionally, “she won the role and has since won the hearts of millions,” as the series’ main character. The show wrapped this summer. Ramakrishnan, who grew up just outside Toronto, in Mississauga, Ontario, is currently enrolled in the Human Rights & Equity Studies program at York University.
Joining Ramakrishnan in the Hollywood & Entertainment section is Akanksha Singh, co-founder of Backdrop, a startup bringing the latest technologies to the entertainment world. Although Singh, 28, grew up in rural India “without access to electricity or a computer, it didn’t stop her from later obtaining a degree in computer science from the University of Michigan and going on to work at Microsoft,” Forbes said.
Twenty-five-year-old Rupal Banerjee, founder of Ru By Rupal is the lone Indian American in the Art & Style section. The fashion brand which “infuses aspects of the designer’s South Asian culture with modern streetwear styles,” has been worn by Lil Nas X, Kehlani, Jordyn Woods, and Kali Uchis, Forbes said. She was also a contestant on HBO Max’s “The Hype” streetwear competition show.
Two other categories — Media and Games — also include one Indian American each. The former features Anushka Joshi, 24, who founded GEN-ZiNE, while Abhi Shah, 29, director of 2K Games is in the latter.
Joshi founded a media company that covers issues across politics, lifestyle, and climate for young people in 2021. “Since launching as a print zine, it has expanded into hundreds of articles (both digital and print), a podcast, and two full-production documentaries,” Forbes said. The company has established 20 campus chapters across 12 states and three countries and pulls in more than 120,000 monthly impressions.
Shah leads live services strategy and product development at 2K Games for major licensed sports games. He provides audience insights to help shape WWE 2K’s DLC line-up. Previously, he worked for 5 years at Microsoft on the Xbox team, “eventually reaching the role of senior business planner,” Forbes said.
Included in the Food & Drink category for “redefining the way we eat, drink and think about consumption,” are Adam Ahmad, Zaeem Shahid, Raghav Poddar, and Vamsi Gadiraju.
Adam Ahmad, 29, is a first-generation Muslim, Indian-American founder who started Kea “to introduce artificial intelligence into restaurant phone calls, triaging incoming calls, transcribing orders and sending them directly to restaurants’ processing systems,” Forbes said. Kea charges “between 5% to 10% in commission from orders and is currently servicing over 600 restaurants.”
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Zaeem Shahid, 28, saw that employers were desperate to express gratitude and connect with their employees, but wanted something to give them that was more than just a paycheck. “So the Pakistani immigrant built a customizable snack service website, SnackMagic, with a ‘build-your-own box’ concept that allows employees to choose from over 700 lesser-known, local snack and beverage brands,” according to Forbes.
Raghav Poddar and Vamsi Gadiraju decided in 2019 to launch Superorder, “an all-in-one software platform that focuses on profitability from delivery and takeout,” Forbes said. It now “powers the operations of more than 1,000 restaurants in 30 states and 180 cities.” Poddar, who grew up in Nepal, and came to the U.S. to study computer science at Columbia University, came up with the idea for Superorder while in the Y Combinator accelerator.
Sections on Healthcare, Consumer Technology, Energy, Science, Marketing and advertising, Manufacturing and industry, Energy, Finance, Education, and Venture Capital include several Indian and South Asian Americans.
Sameer Jafri, 27, co-founder, Avive Solution, teamed up in 2017 with MIT undergrads, Rory Beyer and Moseley Andrews who had developed new ways to miniaturize the electronics design of an automated external defibrillator. This June, Avive Solutions “first shipped its smaller, lighter, internet-connected AED,” Forbes said.
Ritika Poddar, 27, co-founded Abstractive Health with Giordana Pulpo to develop a machine-learning tool to automatically summarize medical records to provide doctors with the most relevant information. The duo told Forbes that they are “currently working on a study with NewYork-Presbyterian and a pilot will go live in the next few months.”
Nishith Khandwala, 28, and David Eng cofounded Bunkerhill Health, “a consortium that works with researchers from more than 20 academic medical centers to help develop and validate AI algorithms for use with patients,” according to its website. It will then serve as a distribution network to commercialize and sell those algorithms.
Vasu Nadella co-founded Vital Biosciences, a startup that is developing a small machine for doctor’s offices to process 50 different blood tests with a short turnaround time. The 28-year-old told Forbes that he knows the idea sounds like Theranos, which is why he is “proud to have raised $65 million to take another stab at disrupting the space that faced the largest fraud in the decade.” The company has not yet received FDA clearance, the magazine said.
Mohit Sodhi, an M.D. candidate at the University of British Columbia is researching the “adverse side effects of commonly prescribed medications.” In one such study, the 29-year-old and his colleagues “identified cardiac issues from fluoroquinolone that led to regulatory agencies revising their recommendations for its use,” Forbes said. “Other studies uncovered eye damage from erectile dysfunction drugs and serious gastrointestinal side effects from GLP-1 drugs like Ozempic,” the magazine added.
Raahil Sha, 26, and Jose Amich co-founded Zeta Surgical, which developed a computer vision-based robotics system to assist surgical procedures. The company’s first device received FDA clearance in September 2023,” Forbes said, adding that Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard and the National Neuroscience Institute in Singapore are using the device.
Jagriti Agrawal, 28, co-founded Kira Learning, which teaches computer science basics to K-12 students. In 2021, she and fellow Stanford alumnus Andrea Pasinetti cofounded the Palo Alto, California-based online coding school, “which has helped some 10,000 students and teachers learn and teach programming and AI skills,” according to Forbes.
After interning at Goldman Sachs, Anam Lakhani, 26, and Eve Halimi realized the need for a female-focused investing app to guide women in making investments and managing their wealth. So they co-founded Alinea, an AI-based investing app used by about 200,000 women, Gen Z’ers, and beginners.
Brothers Arjun Bhatnagar, 24, and Abhijay Bhatnag, 27,co-founded Cloaked, a consumer privacy startup that aims to give people control over their personal data. “The app can generate profiles with phone numbers, passwords, and email addresses stored in a zero-knowledge password manager, allowing its 50,000 users to conceal their true identities,” according to Forbes.
Georgia Tech alum Vedant Pradeep, 27, cofounded Reframe, an app designed to help users reduce their alcohol intake and incorporate healthy habits into their lifestyles by using educational modules and homework assignments. Through a personalized drink tracker, it helps users stay accountable day by day and keep track of their progress over time.
Shikhar Mohan, 29, is co-founder and CTO of Pogo, an app that’s used by 750,000 users who can save money and earn rewards. “As data privacy moves from opt-out to opt-in, brands are looking for consumer data and Mohan claims to have built one of the largest opt-in datasets of consumer data,” Forbes said.
Amit Bhatnagar and Pritesh Kadiwala co-founded WishRoll Inc., with three other friends. The company is the maker of Kiwi, a music-sharing app that has 2 million downloads across the world. Co-founder Tai Nur, who is currently enrolled in law school at Harvard Law School, told Forbes that “Kiwi was number 1 app overall in the Spain iOS charts in January 2023 and in France in August 2022.”
After noticing that traditional solar panels were too heavy to put on certain surfaces like many warehouse roofs, Shiv Bhakta, 28, cofounder of Active Surfaces, set out to create a unique design that allowed for greater efficiency and durability. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Active Surfaces develops solar panels that are 100 times lighter than traditional panels. The company secured first place at the MIT 100K and Harvard Climate Symposium and earned the Sustainable Investment Prize at the Rice Business Plan Competition.
Abhay Gupta, 29, is a cell materials engineer at Tesla, where he designs and manufactures EV battery materials. While pursuing his Ph.D. at UT Austin in Materials Science, “he spent five years developing high-energy-density lithium-sulfur batteries to combat cell degradation in low-temperature environments,” Forbes said. “Recognizing his work on this project, NASA awarded him a fellowship, in which he was then able to collaborate with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory,” the magazine added. Afterward, he pursued postdoctoral research at Argonne National Laboratory.
Gurinder Nagra, 29, is the founder of Furno Materials, which is developing a more energy-efficient way to produce cement. “Backed by $9 million in funding since Nagra founded the company in 2020, Furno has developed a pilot reactor capable of manufacturing half a ton of cement per day,” Forbes said.He’s aiming to build commercially viable cement plants capable of manufacturing 20 tons per day by 2025.
Marisa Reddy, 28, co-founded Conduit Tech, a startup that “works to identify, isolate and automate those ‘unbillable’ services like system design and install planning, to make it easier and more profitable to upgrade to high-efficiency, low-emissions,” Forbes said. Conduit also works with technicians to deploy new tech like LiDAR and augmented reality to better measure, plan, and visualize projects.
Bharath Kannan’s startup, Atlantic Quantum, aims to overcome one of quantum computing’s biggest bottlenecks: the high rates of errors that quantum bits produce. The company’s quantum computing architecture demonstrated low error rates in a recent paper. The 29-year-old raised $9 million in financial backing so far, and in September signed a $1.25 million contract with the Air Force
Aditya Grover, 29, assistant professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, develops AI models for scientific simulation. Earlier this year, he spearheaded Climate+X or ClimaX, the first AI foundation model for weather and climate.
Aditi Raghunathan, 29, assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University, does research on “making AI systems reliable for safety-critical applications like healthcare and self-driving cars,” Forbes said. “Her research addresses various failure modes of current AI systems to figure out how they can be more safely deployed,” the magazine added.
MARKETING & ADVERTISING
Hassan Raza, 26, and cofounder Quinn Favret launched Tavus to let sales folks at outfits like Meta and Salesforce create hundreds of personalized videos for their offerings in seconds. Launched in 2021, the company has secured $25 million in funding from Sequoia Capital and others.
Twenty-seven-year-old Aditya Agashe and Neel Mehta, cofounded Fiber AI, a Y Combinator-backed marketing SaaS startup, in January. The company, which uses AI-powered marketing solutions, has raised $4.3 million from investors including Rebel Fund and Soma Capital.
Shray Joshi, 27, founded Good Peeps, a full-service marketing agency focused on helping consumer packaged goods companies, in 2022. “The company scaled from one to ten employees this year and has generated $100 million in revenue and over 60 million monthly views on social media channels for its portfolio of brands,” Forbes said.
As product marketing manager at Search + AI, Sikander “Sonny” Khan is responsible for creating and executing marketing strategies for Microsoft’s Bing. His work has helped Bing climb to 100 million daily active users. As a side project, Khan also founded the Paani Project, a social enterprise that aims to end water scarcity in Pakistan.
At Jasper AI, a platform that allows companies to create on-brand content, Samyutha Reddy, 29, is the sole marketing lead dedicated to the enterprise marketing segment. This included spearheading Jasper’s Series A announcement of $125 million at a $1.5 billion valuation, according to the company.
MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Adi Bathla (CEO) and Rashmi Sinha (CTO) are cofounders of Revv, which makes AI-powered software for automotive repair shops. The New York-based company’s software helps mechanics and service technicians diagnose complex and hard-to-identify issues with a car’s tech systems, like adaptive cruise control.
Diwakar Ganesan built TuMeke with Riley and Zach Noland to prevent job-related injuries at industrial facilities. They created an AI platform that identifies movements that are more likely to lead to musculoskeletal injuries and provides recommendations to help employees work safely.
Neal Sarraf, 29, cofounded First Resonance’s software platform, called ION, which provides an all-in-one solution for managing manufacturing lines, supply chains, engineering, and design. “Since launching in 2018, the company has raised more than $24 million,” according to Forbes. Sarraf told the magazine that “over 2,000 engineers rely on ION, saving factories over 20 hours a month in data collection and analysis and reducing implementation costs by over 90%.”
Megha Agarwal, 27, leads the Bridge Project, an experiment in providing low-income mothers with up to $1,000 in monthly guaranteed income for three years, no strings attached. Launched in 2021 by the Monarch Foundation, the Bridge Project has committed to giving $35 million directly to more than 1,000 mothers in New York’s most poverty-stricken ZIP codes and is planning a $50 million national expansion.
A fashionable climate activist who’s been featured in Vogue and Women’s Wear Daily, 29-year-old Pakistani American Saad Amer has worked to mobilize young people to fight global warming. The Harvard graduate co-founded Plus1Vote ahead of the 2018 elections to turn out the vote on climate change and social justice. Today, he runs a consultancy, Justice Environment, focused on sustainability and ESG strategy. He served as an expert reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 2021 report and has consulted for the United Nations.
When COVID-19 shocked the world in 2020, Northwestern grads Amar Shah and Sonia Nigam quit their jobs to facilitate charitable fundraising. They launched Change, a donation platform that enables companies to launch charitable initiatives at checkout, embedding giving options in their loyalty programs, as well as powering nationwide charitable sweepstakes and charitable NFTs.
Monika Dharia, 26, spent years researching and designing the EcoRain Poncho after looking unsuccessfully for sustainable options while a student at Duke University. In 2021, she left her Bain consulting job and went full-time with GreenGear Supply Company, which launched its second product that year: landfill-degradable clear merchandise bags. The ponchos are for sale in stores in Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, and Glacier National Parks as well as at the Whitney Museum and Yale University. The bags are being used at the Philadelphia Eagles’ retail shops, which also carry the ponchos.
Kavya Krishna‘s Society of Women Coders is helping girls in low- and middle-income countries improve their lives by mastering technology. The 29-year-old grew up in a rural town in Rajasthan, and earned a computer science degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Since she founded SOWCoders in 2018, she told Forbes that “the nonprofit has taught coding and tech skills to over 40,000 students at 423 schools in 57 countries”
Launched in February 2023, Leafpress helps large real estate owners and tenants collect and report carbon emissions using AI. Devishi Jha, a Harvard dropout who studied computer science, has done carbon auditing for companies including Sephora, Unilever, Spotify, and P&G.
Neal Soni, Michael Chime, and Dylan Gleicher dropped out of Yale to develop software that turns smartphones into a ‘personal body cam’ that can stream live to city 911 centers, so people can give authorities a real-time view of emergencies. Prepared is now working with 12% of U.S. 911 centers, covering 80 million residents, including the cities of Nashville, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Denver.
Founded by Aadith Moorthy, Boomitra, meaning “friend of the earth” in Sanskrit uses satellite and AI technology to enable monitoring, reporting, and verification of carbon removal credits across the globe. It gets soil carbon increases internationally certified as carbon removal credits and sells them to companies looking to meet sustainability goals.
Cofounded by 28-year-old Vikram Sreedhar and Christal Wang, Shimmer is an online platform that connects people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder with coaches. It’s seeking to serve the rising number of people diagnosed with ADHD and the burgeoning field of coaching to manage the symptoms, which include impulsivity, poor executive functioning, and difficulty focusing.
Vivek Vyas, 29, cofounded Intuitive AI in 2017, with the aspiration of helping reach a zero-waste world. Its product, Oscar Sort, is a tech solution for recycling in public places that helps overcome confusing recycling rules and unhelpful bin stickers with tech that guides disposal based on location-specific rules.
Megha Gupta, 29, a portfolio manager at WorldQuant, a hedge fund spun out of Millennium Management, develops and deploys systematic financial strategies by leveraging machine learning, statistics, and artificial intelligence. She also created and led a project that uses mathematical models to predict the future price movements of various financial instruments and is the head portfolio manager for the project.
Brandon Kumar designed Layer3, a platform filled with bite-sized lessons — quests — covering everything from NFTs to writing smart contracts, with Dariya Khojasteh. Their tools also allow other developers to integrate the quests and punch card-style loyalty programs into their own platforms
Shreyas Hariharan, 28, who had previously helped lead Duke University’s crypto-related work, launched Llama in 2021 with Austin Green “to help crypto communities better manage their governance and finances.” The firm’s infrastructure supported treasury management, smart contract engineering, and risk analysis of leading decentralized finance protocols like Aave, Uniswap, Lido, and Maker.
Komal Sankla, 28, a principal on Blackstone’s real estate debt strategies team, has helped originate and close nearly $8 billion across about 40 deals in commercial real estate since joining the firm in 2017. In addition to her deals work, she holds a seat on Blackstone’s inclusion council. In her six years at Blackstone, she has been promoted three times starting as an analyst and rising to become a principal.
Shohini Kundu, 28, is an assistant professor at the University of California, Los Angeles’ Anderson School of Management. Her areas of interest include financial intermediation, corporate finance, and macroeconomics. She has received numerous awards and currently has seven working papers and two published works.
A former Robinhood engineer, Jayendra Jog is cofounder of Sei Labs which focuses on crypto trading to allow decentralized exchanges and trading apps to offer users a fast and easy way to trade digital assets. Jog, 27, and Jeff Feng, 27, a Goldman Sachs and Coatue alum, “decided to build the decentralized trading infrastructure after witnessing Robinhood impose trading restrictions at the height of 2021’s GameStop trading frenzy,” according to Forbes.
Alana Goyal, 27, a former product manager at trucking software company Samsara, launched her own early-stage firm, Basecase Capital, in May 2021. Since then, she has raised three funds totaling $99 million and invested in more than 30 businesses. She told Forbes that “the best part” about her job is that” I have 37 founders running around that are constantly making great things happen, and I genuinely feel success for them.”
Adarsh Bhatt and David Ongchoco are the cofounders of Comma Capital, a pre-seed and seed-stage venture capital fund that invests in operators turned founders, which has so far backed more than 50 startups. Their 50-plus person community, The Comma Collective, helps with sourcing, diligence, and portfolio support, and hosts monthly events and programs in New York and San Francisco.
The first employee at Crossbeam Ventures, Bangladeshi American Sakib Jamal, 26, “helped it reach $280 million in assets across two core funds since joining in 2020,” according to Forbes. “He has made nine investments for the firm and is the main contact for 14 others,” the magazine said, adding that Jamal “received his second promotion, to vice president,” this June.
Zabreen Khan, 27, is a founding partner at Phenomenal Ventures, a venture firm focused on enterprise software, fintech, and commerce companies. “Since joining Phenomenal’s founders last year she’d led fund strategy, sourcing, and diligence processes, sourcing five investments and contributing to eight others,” Forbes said. Along with her investment role, she also founded HerCapital, a nonprofit reaching more than 25,000 women with education in personal finance.
Karthik Ramakrishnan, 29, is a partner at IVP, a growth-stage venture firm with $8.7 billion in assets that he joined in 2019. An active investor in AI and gaming, and led investments into Dream Games in 2021 and Jasper in 2022. The Indian immigrant publishes IVP’s Enterprise AI 55 list and is a mentor for NYU’s Endless Frontier Labs.
Sruthi Ramaswami, 28, is a principal at ICONIQ Growth, a $15 billion venture capital firm, where she co-leads healthcare investing. She is the co-founder of Neythri Futures Fund, a $10 million fund for female and diverse founders that has invested in more than 15 companies.
Jahanvi Sardana, 27, joined Index Ventures as a partner in 2023 after a four-year stint at Stripes. At Index, she helps lead cybersecurity and enterprise software investments. As an immigrant woman investor, she is particularly interested in backing outsiders and mission-driven businesses.
Earlier this year, Sai Senthilkumar became the youngest partner ever at Redpoint Ventures at age 27. He’s sourced and led $300 million in investment into companies, helping represent Redpoint on their boards of directors. He recently created the InfraRed Summit, an infrastructure SaaS conference, and launched a related stock index, NQRPCI. An immigrant who previously lived in India and Saudi Arabia, he also writes a cloud infrastructure newsletter.
Devan Malhotra and Rohan Pujara are cofounders of Valhalla Ventures, an early-stage firm with an inaugural fund of $66 million focused primarily on seed-stage companies across materials science, biology, gaming, and space technology. Malhotra has served as the lead check-writer on 11 of the firm’s investments into companies; Pujara has led investments into 13 companies.
Archika Dogra, 21, founded Innoverge in 2017 to promote STEM education for social good and address educational inequity. “The nonprofit works with more than 10,200 underrepresented students across 14 countries through 75 youth-run chapters, and partners with community centers, schools, and libraries to offer long-term STEM and humanities-focused programming for K-8 students,” according to Forbes.
Jui Khankari, 19, founded AInspire at 16 years old to empower students of all ages and backgrounds to explore artificial intelligence. AInspire has served over 26,000 students in 91 countries and all 50 states. A 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholar, Khankari developed an AI curriculum adopted by 38 school districts as well as several organizations. She was honored with the Princess Diana Award in 2021 and has given a TEDx talk on her work.
Sri Narayanan, 24, started Kodely to help schools provide their after-school, intersession, and summer programs with quality in-person design thinking and tech literacy workshops. Kodely is being used at over 45 school districts across California, Washington, and New York City, impacting over 2,100 students.
Founded by Vinny Veeramachaneni in 2017 and now spearheaded by cofounders Meghna “Chili” Pramoda and her sister Siona “Dolly” Pramoda, SafeTeensOnline is a nonprofit that offers English and Spanish language education on digital safety, in addition to courses in coding and ethical hacking. The Pramoda sisters created STOCyberReady, an app that helps teens understand the impact of their digital choices by analyzing their cyber risk and offering educational tips to reduce risk. “The app is currently being used in 34 schools with a tentative public release set for 2024,” according to Forbes
College roommates Sam Walder and Vishnu Inudkuri invented Trala, a technology that gives players instant feedback on pitch and posture. Paired with one-on-one lessons, Trala is able to offer efficient learning to over 600,000 people from 193 countries. learn through an app just for a payment of between $40 to $300 a month.
Parth Shah has worked as a teacher, curriculum developer, program designer, and most recently, as the president of LearningFuze, a coding school. Earlier this month, he stepped down from his position “with plans to start his own education company,” Forbes said, crediting him for helping LearningFuze make “over $3 million over the past two years, enrolling more than 500 students and boasting a 6:1 students-to-teacher ratio.”
While seniors in high school outside of Philadelphia, Dhruv Sringari and Peter Luba came together with their assistant principal to develop the first version of SmartPass. “The idea was to help kindergarten through 12th-grade staff coordinate student movement throughout the school day with digital hall passes, ID cards, rotating classes, attendance check-ins, pull-out interventions, and counseling sessions,” they told Forbes. Today, SmartPass serves over 2 million students in more than 1,000 schools in six countries.
Rania Zuri, 18, is the founder and CEO of The LiTEArary Society, an entirely youth-led nonprofit organization that works to end book deserts for disadvantaged preschool children. It has donated over $ 326,000 worth of brand-new books to over 28,000 disadvantaged children in all 50 states since its inception in October of 2021.
Akshaya Dinesh, a Thiel Fellow, left Stanford to cofound her first startup Ladder (now known as Nova) at age 19 and served as CEO of the consumer-oriented Gen Z community platform for a year before leaving. Two months later, in 2021, she launched Spellbound which allows brands to embed actions like surveys, signup forms, and shopping carts directly within their email marketing.
Kunal Chaudhary, 28, is the co-founder of Banner, which caters to institutional real estate owners. The 30-person startup, valued at $75 million, has signed on several of the large multi-family real estate funds in the United States.
In 2019, Prasad Kawthekar filed a provisional patent for a natural language-understanding assistant that connects to all of a user’s apps to execute a variety of workflows, like finding information and performing actions within those apps.
A provisional patent Prasad Kawthekar filed in 2019 formed the basis of Dashworks, which he co-founded with Praty Sharma, a former machine learning engineer at Facebook. The startup’s work assistant uses a chat interface to answer questions and automate basic work (e.g. drafting an email) personalized upon data drawn from a company’s other work apps like Notion, Slack, and GitHub.
Atreya Misra and Katherine Allen cofounded Flo Recruit, a hiring platform to help law firms hire legal talent and law schools get their students hired, while they were students at the University of Texas at Austin. They went full-time with the business afterward, and following a Y Combinator stint, they returned to Austin where they now lead a team of 30 that partners with 200 legal organizations around the country.
Rani Mavram, 26 is cofounder of Complete, a platform for startups to manage and scale their compensation strategy, keeping cash bonuses and benefits front of mind. Products include an interactive offer letter for potential candidates to best understand their compensation package, and similarly allows current employees to access the same kind of breakdown of their compensation.