Anu Acharya is the founder and CEO of Mapmygenome- A molecular Diagnostic company that offer personal genomics and diagnostics products. Acharya is the founder and was the CEO of Ocimum Bio Solutions, a genomics outsourcing company for discovery, development and diagnostics, headquartered in Hyderabad, India from 2000 to 2013. She also serves as a member of the governing body of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, on the board for the National Institute of Biomedical Genomics based in Kalyani, West Bengal, on the Global Agenda Council on Genetics 2011 in the capacity of Vice Chair.
She is also a board member for the Association of Biotech Enterprises, is on the Advisory board for the Action for India and on the board of mentors at IvyCap Ventures. The Maryland-based company Gene Logic's Genomics division was acquired by Ocimum in 2007 and in 2012 Ocimum sold a portion of the business (BioRepository), to Transgenomics and moved the rest of the business to India.
Prior to founding Ocimum, Acharya held positions in a consulting company called SEI Information and a telecommunications software company called Mantiss Information which has since been acquired by Dynegy Corporation.
Acharya was named by Red Herring Magazine to the list of 25 Tech Titans under 35 in 2006. Acharya has also received the Entrepreneur of the year award by Biospectrum magazine. and the Astia Life Science Innovators Award in 2008. Acharya has been honoured as a 2011 Young Global Leaderby the World Economic Forum. Acharya was awarded ET Women Ahead honor by the Economic Times in 2015.