Radhesh Kanumury - Managing Partner, Arka Venture Labs

Radhesh Kanumury

Managing Partner, Arka Venture Labs

More about Radhesh Kanumury

Radhesh is Managing Partner of Arka Venture Labs. Arka Venture Labs assists Indian B2B Startups foray into US by providing a combination of Funds, Mentoring and access to Silicon Valley Ecosystem. Arka Venture Labs has been formed with three Anchor Venture Funds, Blume, BGV and Emergent.

Prior to starting Arka, Radhesh was Venture Advisor to Blume Ventures, focusing on early stage B2B Startups investments.

Before this he was leading the Global Entrepreneur Program, for IBM India and South Asia.

He exhibited strong leadership in steering the Startup initiative of IBM from scratch to one of the companies to be reckoned by the Startup ecosystem in India and generating strong revenues for IBM India Cloud business. Has helped many B2B startups scale in their journey by mentoring them, facilitating access to funds and customers.

Has core competency in evaluating startups leveraging technology and advising them on areas of improvement from business and technology standpoint.

He conceptualized IBM India`s Startup challenge called IBM India Smartcamp and successfully executed the same. Personally curated the Startups for the finals, many of whom got funding either for the first time or for their subsequent rounds.

He also worked with Large Enterprises in assisting them in identifying the next generation innovations through joint Hackathons and Startup challenges.

Prior to to this role in IBM he was working as a Software Architect where he was designing Software solutions for Enterprise Clients, ISVs and System Integrators.

Created many First of its kind solutions and led several key Sales wins for IBM.

He has strong skills in building strategic relationships with Partner organizations.

Radhesh is self driven professional ready to take up challenges. Successful at achieving turnaround growth and position organization for long-term profitability.

Radhesh also writes articles on technologies which are published in YourStory and Swarajya Magazines. 

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