Karthik Naralasetty is an internet entrepreneur and founder of social networking site socialblood. He was born in Andhra Pradesh, India. Karthik dropped out of Rutgers University, New Jersey in 2009 to found his own technology company called redcode Informatics in Bangalore, India. In June 2011 he witnessed a family’s struggle to find regular blood transfusions for their four-year-old daughter to treat her thalassemia, a genetic blood disease.He created socialblood.org, a social networking platform that connects blood donors and recipients of the same blood type through Facebook. In November 2011 he won the Staples Youth SocialEntrepreneur Award for his work at socialblood.org.