Mela Ventures Appoints Viju George as Partner
Viju to bring decades of “Technology Investment Analyst” expertise to strengthen the firm
Bangalore, 17 October 2023: Mela Ventures today announced the appointment of Viju George, a technology industry veteran in investment analysis, as the full-time partner.
With an illustrious career spanning over a couple of decades, Viju has garnered a reputation for driving strategic financial initiatives within the technology sector. His deep understanding of market trends, financial modeling, and investment analysis has consistently delivered value to clients and stakeholders.
Krishnakumar Natarajan, Managing Partner, Mela Ventures, said, “We are delighted to welcome Viju George to our team as Partner. Viju’s exceptional track record in Technology Financial Analysis aligns perfectly with our commitment to invest in high growth category leaders. We are confident that Viju will play a pivotal role in enhancing our capabilities and contributing to our continued growth.”
Viju George, Partner, Mela Ventures, said, “I am excited to join Mela Ventures and work with the leadership team to build the category leaders led by fearless founders. Together, we will be able to build an enviable portfolio driven by strong fundamentals and uncompromised governance.”
Recently, Viju George served as a Senior Vice President in the Finance team at Mphasis. Prior to this, he has had rich collective experience in areas spanning investment analysis (primary area of professional experience), private equity and financial consulting. He has a rich background in financial & business modelling. He was the technology, telecoms and internet investment analyst at JP Morgan, India in the capacity of Executive Director. Over 2012-17, Viju has been consistently rated as among the best India Technology investment analysts by various investor polls/surveys such as Institutional Investors (Asia) and Institutional Investors (India). He is an alumnus of IIT-Madras and IIM-Calcutta.
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.
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