Viju George, a seasoned investment analyst in the technology sector, joins Mela Ventures as a full-time partner.
Viju has built a prestigious career spanning several decades and a reputation for spearheading financial strategy initiatives for the technology industry. His in-depth knowledge of financial modelling, market trends, and investment analysis has consistently added value for 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 most recently worked for Mphasis as a Senior Vice President on the Finance team. Prior to this, he had extensive prior experience in financial consulting, private equity, and investment analysis (his primary professional focus). He has a strong background in business and financial modelling.
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.”
As Executive Director, he was JP Morgan’s investment analyst for technology, telecoms, and the internet in India. Viju has consistently been named one of the top India Technology investment analysts between 2012 and 2017 by a variety of investor polls and surveys, including Institutional Investors (Asia) and Institutional Investors (India). He graduated from IIM-Calcutta and IIT-Madras.
About Mela Ventures
Mela Ventures Trust is an AIF Category-2 fund for startups that have received SEBI approval. The fund will concentrate on developing a portfolio in fields like AI/ML, AR/VR, IoT, Cloud Migration, and Deep Technologies with the aim of creating the next generation of entrepreneurs. Industry veterans Krishnakumar Natarajan and Parthasarathy NS, who co-founded Mindtree and helped it grow from a startup to a company with a multi-billion dollar market cap, founded Mela Ventures.