“Mind your core Business”
and Leave the Rest to us

“Mind your core Business”
and Leave the Rest to us

Welcome to konektUP!

At konektUP, we honestly believe every company is born for a specific purpose. To fulfil this purpose, the management needs to focus on its core business. However, to run the company efficiently, there are a number of peripheral business services which are required – HR, IT, Marketing, Legal, Finance etc. There is a tendency for these secondary functions to hog the bandwidth and choke up the management layer in terms of time and energy. There are umpteen number of instances wherein there is a disagreement on the scope of work, cost overruns, time delays and less than expected standard of work.

At konektUP our passion is to make the entrepreneur’s journey smoother by easing out the challenges inherent to essential functions. We sincerely believe that these functions are just background noise to an otherwise smooth symphony. All our service offerings are carefully chosen to bring the spotlight back to your core business.

Welcome to konektUP!

At konektUP, we honestly believe every company is born for a specific purpose. To fulfil this purpose, the management needs to focus on its core business. However, to run the company efficiently, there are a number of peripheral business services which are required – HR, IT, Marketing, Legal, Finance etc. There is a tendency for these secondary functions to hog the bandwidth and choke up the management layer in terms of time and energy. There are umpteen number of instances wherein there is a disagreement on the scope of work, cost overruns, time delays and less than expected standard of work.

At konektUP our passion is to make the entrepreneur’s journey smoother by easing out the challenges inherent to essential functions. We sincerely believe that these functions are just background noise to an otherwise smooth symphony. All our service offerings are carefully chosen to bring the spotlight back to your core business.

Our Vision

konektUP platform to become a habit with Entrepreneurs/start-up community globally.

Our Mission

To make konektUP home for Entrepreneurs.

The Doers

Veena Sujay Kumar


Founder, CEO


Veena Sujay Kumar is on the path to be a Serial Entrepreneur. She has been recipient of ‘Women Founder Of the year’ 2016 felicitated during India women Leadership summit.

Her first entrepreneurial experience began in Jan 2010 wherein she started a niche consulting house called Ionia Consulting – specializing in bootstrap & end-end business set-up for start-ups. Within 6 months, Ionia merged with Transcendix – HR Solutioning Company. She spent close to 6 years @ Transcendix as a co-founder/managing partner heading Business, was instrumental in setting up the International office in Dubai and executed several consulting assignments predominantly with start-ups and SME segments.

Veena’s experience and strength spanning across so many years in handling & heading Business HR at various MNC’s like Broadcom, AMD, SiRF Technology & start-ups like Open-Silicon has seamlessly translated in her role as an Entrepreneur too. Her innate ability to build business, exceptional client/people engagement skills, vast network and incredible multi-tasking is something she takes pride in. Her inherent Management attributes, solutioning skills & Tech Savviness gives her an edge in the field of Business.



The Doers

Veena Sujay Kumar


Founder, CEO


Veena Sujay Kumar is on the path to be a Serial Entrepreneur. She has been recipient of ‘Women Founder Of the year’ 2016 felicitated during India women Leadership summit.

Her first entrepreneurial experience began in Jan 2010 wherein she started a niche consulting house called Ionia Consulting – specializing in bootstrap & end-end business set-up for start-ups. Within 6 months, Ionia merged with Transcendix – HR Solutioning Company. She spent close to 6 years @ Transcendix as a co-founder/managing partner heading Business, was instrumental in setting up the International office in Dubai and executed several consulting assignments predominantly with start-ups and SME segments.

Veena’s experience and strength spanning across so many years in handling & heading Business HR at various MNC’s like Broadcom, AMD, SiRF Technology & start-ups like Open-Silicon has seamlessly translated in her role as an Entrepreneur too. Her innate ability to build business, exceptional client/people engagement skills, vast network and incredible multi-tasking is something she takes pride in. Her inherent Management attributes, solutioning skills & Tech Savviness gives her an edge in the field of Business.



Guru Prasad


Manager IT / Operations.


Guru is an inherent entrepreneur. While his core experience and expertise is in the field of system integration and networking, his innate ability to network, connect & effortless client engagement skills makes him holistic professional suited for a start-up.

Guru brings 12 years of work/business experience with him. He started his career at Soft Aid Computers as System Engineer and then went on to work with Transworks as Microsoft support engineer and then Aura Data Networks as System Administrator. His first entrepreneurial journey began in the year 2009. He started Scepter Technologies – a company which was into providing IT infrastructure solutions, construction of server rooms, data centers, sales & service of servers & complete networking solutions for various companies.

He is one of the first few founding team members at konektUP. In his current role, he handles the entire gamut of IT/Operations & partner engagement.

Guru Prasad


Manager IT / Operations.


Guru is an inherent entrepreneur. While his core experience and expertise is in the field of system integration and networking, his innate ability to network, connect & effortless client engagement skills makes him holistic professional suited for a start-up.

Guru brings 12 years of work/business experience with him. He started his career at Soft Aid Computers as System Engineer and then went on to work with Transworks as Microsoft support engineer and then Aura Data Networks as System Administrator. His first entrepreneurial journey began in the year 2009. He started Scepter Technologies – a company which was into providing IT infrastructure solutions, construction of server rooms, data centers, sales & service of servers & complete networking solutions for various companies.

He is one of the first few founding team members at konektUP. In his current role, he handles the entire gamut of IT/Operations & partner engagement.

Guru Dwarakanath


Client Principal


Guru Dwarakanath is Client Principal at konektUP, part of Funds/Investment team and is responsible for Client . Guru has been instrumental in designing, defining well oiled process for 'konekt4funds' and is the prime client engagement personnel.

He brings in about 12 years of experience with a focus on financial research, derivatives operations, risk management, and strategy. He was part of Goldman Sachs and previously Thomson Financials (now Thomson Reuters). Most recently he was with Goldman Sachs for about 10 years, as Vice President working across their India and USA offices. Adept in operations risk management, design control, process engineering and optimization, strategy. He led and managed highly competitive derivatives teams across regional offices and played critical role in building FX Derivatives presence in the Salt Lake City Office. He has experience working in their Bengaluru, New Jersey and Salt Lake City offices across global teams. Prior to Goldman Sachs he was a Research Analyst at Thomson Financials.

He has an MBA in Finance from University of Mysore.



Guru Dwarakanath


Client Principal


Guru Dwarakanath is Client Principal at konektUP, part of Funds/Investment team and is responsible for Client . Guru has been instrumental in designing, defining well oiled process for 'konekt4funds' and is the prime client engagement personnel.

He brings in about 12 years of experience with a focus on financial research, derivatives operations, risk management, and strategy. He was part of Goldman Sachs and previously Thomson Financials (now Thomson Reuters). Most recently he was with Goldman Sachs for about 10 years, as Vice President working across their India and USA offices. Adept in operations risk management, design control, process engineering and optimization, strategy. He led and managed highly competitive derivatives teams across regional offices and played critical role in building FX Derivatives presence in the Salt Lake City Office. He has experience working in their Bengaluru, New Jersey and Salt Lake City offices across global teams. Prior to Goldman Sachs he was a Research Analyst at Thomson Financials.

He has an MBA in Finance from University of Mysore.



Shilpa Ramdurg


Senior Consultant - HR


Shilpa is a highly motivated and result oriented Senior HR Professional with more than 13 years of experience across various industries ranging from healthcare, technology, IT and training.

She has worked with major companies such as Syngene International, Dell and IBM to name a few. During her stint with various corporate, she has successfully implemented several policy initiatives for talent acquisition, talent management and strategies for growth and for the measurement of the performance of different verticals of the organization.

Shilpa has a Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur (2011).

She was invited as a Speaker at the National Conference on Medical Biotechnology and Clinical Research to talk on Career Planning in Biotechnology Industry. She has also Published an article in BioSpectrum on “First step towards career planning;” .

Currently her role as a HR Business Partner she help set up HR systems and policies, performance management, staffing, compensation framework, reporting and MIS etc.

Shilpa Ramdurg


Senior Consultant - HR


Shilpa is a highly motivated and result oriented Senior HR Professional with more than 13 years of experience across various industries ranging from healthcare, technology, IT and training.

She has worked with major companies such as Syngene International, Dell and IBM to name a few. During her stint with various corporate, she has successfully implemented several policy initiatives for talent acquisition, talent management and strategies for growth and for the measurement of the performance of different verticals of the organization.

Shilpa has a Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur (2011).

She was invited as a Speaker at the National Conference on Medical Biotechnology and Clinical Research to talk on Career Planning in Biotechnology Industry. She has also Published an article in BioSpectrum on “First step towards career planning;” .

Currently her role as a HR Business Partner she help set up HR systems and policies, performance management, staffing, compensation framework, reporting and MIS etc.

The Mentors



Shivaram Malavalli


Strategic Mentor


He has 35 years of experience in mentoring start-ups and creating an ecosystem for nurturing entrepreneurs. He was instrumental in establishing the first Science & Technology Entrepreneurs Park (STEP) in the country.

Has been a Resource person in entrepreneurship and technology incubation for United Nations ESCAP (Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific) and Advisor to University Technology, Malaysia on Technology Business Incubator. He is also the Vice President of Indian STEPs and Business Incubators Association (ISBA).

The Mentors

Shivaram Malavalli


Strategic Mentor


He has 35 years of experience in mentoring start-ups and creating an ecosystem for nurturing entrepreneurs. He was instrumental in establishing the first Science & Technology Entrepreneurs Park (STEP) in the country.

Has been a Resource person in entrepreneurship and technology incubation for United Nations ESCAP (Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific) and Advisor to University Technology, Malaysia on Technology Business Incubator. He is also the Vice President of Indian STEPs and Business Incubators Association (ISBA).

Shekar Ramamurthy


Mentor - Organization and Technology


Shekar Ramamurthy is a Management Consultant. He has around 22 years of experience in the Telecom & Wireless Industry. He has in-depth understanding of various wireless and telecom technologies including GSM, CDMA, and UMTS. His strength is in building large teams from scratch, building competencies and successfully executing on customer engagements.

He is very people oriented and has been successful in retaining most of his team in various organizations.

Most recently he helped Maxlinear Inc set up their Offshore centre in India. Prior to consulting he was the Global VP - Software & Firmware for WiQuest Inc and Managing Director for WiQuest India. Before WiQuest, he was heading the Freescale Centre of Excellence for Software in Bangalore. He grew the centre from 60 engineers to about 225 engineers in 15 months. This centre was involved in software development for the various wireless platforms of Freescale. Before Freescale, Shekar was heading the India operation of PrairieComm Technologies for over 4 years.

Shekar received his Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Telecommunication from IIT, Madras.



Shekar Ramamurthy


Mentor - Organization and Technology


Shekar Ramamurthy is a Management Consultant. He has around 22 years of experience in the Telecom & Wireless Industry. He has in-depth understanding of various wireless and telecom technologies including GSM, CDMA, and UMTS. His strength is in building large teams from scratch, building competencies and successfully executing on customer engagements.

He is very people oriented and has been successful in retaining most of his team in various organizations.

Most recently he helped Maxlinear Inc set up their Offshore centre in India. Prior to consulting he was the Global VP - Software & Firmware for WiQuest Inc and Managing Director for WiQuest India. Before WiQuest, he was heading the Freescale Centre of Excellence for Software in Bangalore. He grew the centre from 60 engineers to about 225 engineers in 15 months. This centre was involved in software development for the various wireless platforms of Freescale. Before Freescale, Shekar was heading the India operation of PrairieComm Technologies for over 4 years.

Shekar received his Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Telecommunication from IIT, Madras.


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