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Krishna Vinjamuri

Principal

Krishna was part of the original Lightbox team, having joined Sandeep since the Sherpalo days. As the head of corporate development and strategy, he drives performance at the portfolio companies by tracking and benchmarking their key operating drivers against peers, as well as supports exit planning and execution.

Trained at IIT and battle hardened at start-ups in the US, he returned to India to get an MBA from the Indian School of Business. He worked at Tata Teleservices where he was instrumental in setting up new lines of business (M2M communications and Mobile Healthcare). He also executed distribution partnerships with HCL and HUL to expand company’s footprint for data and voice businesses.

Prior to joining Tata Tele, Krishna was a management consultant at Boston Consulting Group where he advised clients in developing strategy & execution. He has also worked with early stage tech start-ups bringing B2B and B2C technology solutions to the market.

In 2011 he connected with Sandeep and joined Sherpalo in India to help the portfolio companies in business development, finance and hiring as well as fundraising. He was a board observer at five portfolio companies

Krishna understands numbers at another level. If there's a business model that will redefine the economics of a space, we dare you to convince Krishna.

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Articles by Krishna Vinjamuri

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Differentiation – the key to sustain a business in a highly competitive market

A business without differentiation quickly becomes commoditised weakening margins. Operational improvements become a hygiene factor in highly competitive markets.

06.05.2016
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Differentiation – the key to sustain a business in a highly competitive market

A business without differentiation quickly becomes commoditised weakening margins. Operational improvements become a hygiene factor in highly competitive markets.

10.05.2016
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Rise of the Vertically Integrated Brands

Although the odds are still in favor of larger players, nimble and responsive smaller players can prove to be quite a match.

11.05.2015 Silicon India