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Mela Ventures Bolsters Leadership Team with Appointment of R Kalyan Sundar as Head of Finance and Legal

Mela Ventures
Preeti Bali / 6:44 am / June 28, 2024

Mela Ventures, a leading venture capital firm, has announced the appointment of R Kalyan Sundar to the position of Head of Finance and Legal. Sundar brings a wealth of experience in the areas of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), financial due diligence, and deal negotiation, making him a valuable asset to the firm.

Leading Financial and Investment Strategies for Startup Growth

In his new role at Mela Ventures, Sundar will spearhead the development and implementation of financial and investment strategies. He will play a key role in nurturing and scaling innovative startups across a wide range of industries. Sundar’s expertise will be instrumental in optimizing financial strategies and providing support to emerging founders and their ventures, ultimately fostering growth and innovation within the startup ecosystem.

Proven Track Record in Financial Management

Prior to joining Mela Ventures, Sundar served as Assistant Vice President of Finance at Stakeboat Capital. During his tenure there, he led financial evaluations in various sectors, including Software as a Service (SaaS), automation solutions, healthcare, information technology/information technology-enabled services (IT/ITeS), and e-publishing. Sundar’s earlier experience at Ernst and Young involved leading more than 40 financial due diligence engagements for a global clientele. He also provided strategic counsel on transactions and fundraising initiatives for both domestic and international clients. Sundar holds a Chartered Accountant (CA) designation and a diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Mela Ventures Welcomes a Strong Leader

Parthasarathy NS, Managing Partner at Mela Ventures, expressed his delight at welcoming Sundar to the leadership team. He emphasized the significance of Sundar’s experience in financial due diligence, management, and strategy. Sundar’s expertise will be crucial as Mela Ventures continues to identify and support high-potential startups while adhering to the highest standards of corporate governance and best practices.

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