Chandu has over 30 years of experience in industry, consultancy, media, and information services. A co-founder of Scope e-Knowledge Center, a pioneering knowledge process outsourcing company that scaled up to 1000+ people before his exit, his areas of focus were business development and fundraising, and his passion was enterprise building and transformation.
Chandu has direct experience in angel, VC, and strategic investor funding and has also been a part of two exits. He was also involved in the creation of other enterprises, most of which were ho-hum or failed.
A key focus for him now is entrepreneurship and helping strengthen the entrepreneur ecosystem. He advises entrepreneurs and enterprises in creating and building their business. He has also invested in some start-ups and the jury is still out on their fate. He is also on the advisory board of a Chennai based private equity firm. He is an active charter member of TiE Chennai and has been closely involved with its mentoring initiative.
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.