Mela Ventures Appoints R Kalyan Sundar as the Head of Finance & Legal

  • From financial due diligence and evaluation to portfolio performance management, Kalyan has extensive experience investing in and nurturing startups.
  • Kalyan has worked as a consultant (EY) and investor (Stakeboat Capital), bringing a blended perspective to the investment process.
  • Involved in over 50 deals across a range of sectors
Kalyan Sundar Mela Ventures PR

Bangalore, 27  June 2024: Mela Ventures has appointed R Kalyan Sundar as the Head of Finance and Legal. Kalyan brings valuable experience in M&A, financial due diligence, and deal negotiation.

At Mela Ventures, Kalyan will lead financial and investment strategies and play a pivotal role in nurturing and scaling innovative startups across diverse sectors.

Kalyan Sundar, Head of Finance & Legal at Mela Ventures, said, “I am thrilled to join Mela Ventures and contribute to its mission of fostering growth and innovation in the startup ecosystem. I look forward to leveraging my experience to optimize financial strategies and support the success of emerging founders and their startups.”

Prior to joining Mela Ventures, Kalyan served as Assistant Vice President of Finance at Stakeboat Capital LLP, where he spearheaded financial evaluations across sectors including SaaS, Automation Solutions, Healthcare, IT/ITeS, and E-Publishing. Earlier, at Ernst and Young LLP, Kalyan led over 40 financial due diligence engagements, advising on strategic transactions and fundraising initiatives for global and domestic clients. Kalyan is a CA and has a diploma in IFRS.

Parthasarathy NS, Managing Partner at Mela Ventures, said, “We are delighted to welcome Kalyan Sundar to our leadership team. His experience in financial due diligence, management, and strategy will be invaluable as we continue to identify and support high-potential startups while upholding sound governance and best practices.”

Mela Ventures remains committed to driving innovation and supporting fearless founders and their ventures through strategic investments and mentorship. The addition of Kalyan Sundar to its leadership underscores their dedication to excellence in financial leadership within the startup community.

About Mela Ventures

Mela Ventures Trust is a SEBI-approved AIF Category-2 fund for the early-stage companies. With a goal to build next-gen entrepreneurs, the fund will focus on building a portfolio in areas, such as AI/ML, AR/VR, IoT, Cloud Migration, and Deep Technologies. Mela Ventures was founded by Industry veterans, Krishnakumar Natarajan and Parthasarathy NS who co-founded Mindtree and taken it from a startup to a multi-billion-dollar market cap enterprise. Visit for more information.

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