Chandu is a seasoned professional and entrepreneur with experience in industry, consultancy, media and information services. Previously, he was a co-founder of Scope e-Knowledge Center, a pioneering knowledge process outsourcing company in India. He was part of its growth and transformation journey to a 1000+ person company before he exited in 2011 September.
Prior to that, he had stints in Asian Paints (sales) and BusinessWorld magazine (as a journalist).
Chandu has direct experience of angel, VC and strategic investor funding and has also been a part of two exits.
A key focus for him now is entrepreneurship. He advises entrepreneurs and enterprises in creating and building their business.
He is also a resource for incubators and other entrepreneur facilitation bodies
As an angel investor, he’s been active in the Indian ecosystem and has a portfolio of investments in software, smart urban solutions, retail tea chain, education, media etc.
He is on the advisory board of Fulcrum Ventures, a Chennai, India based pharma/ health sector focused private equity firm, and on the board of directors of Menterra, a social impact fund.
He’s also associated with the New York headquartered boutique investment bank, Chesapeake Group, a specialist in cross border M&A focused on the tech sector
A Postgraduate in Management from IIM, Ahmedabad, he has been a member of various industry panels both in India and overseas as also a visiting faculty in various business schools such as IIM Indore and previously IIM Bangalore, IIM Kozhikode, IFMR and Bharathiar University. He occasionally writes in business publications.