Shekar Nair

Partner at Upekkha, Value SaaS Catalyst

Shekar Nair is a techie (BE Computer Engineering, MS. Comp Science, USA patent in computer networking, principal architect of a super successful product), who grew into business and management roles (Executive MBA, Board member, Co-founder, Business Head, Country Head).

As an entrepreneur who has seen success and failures (part of a huge IPO in the USA from its inception, Co-founder of a startup whose tech & India business was sold), Shekar empathises well with fellow entrepreneurs. Shekar’s experience as an Entrepreneur in Residence with a VC firm in Palo Alto and as a consulting partner at an Investment Bank in India has given him insights into what investors look for from entrepreneurs and their startup businesses.

As Country head of NetApp India and as Business head of NetApp’s Asia-Pacific OEM business, Shekar has expertise in enterprise sales and support and scaling teams and businesses efficiently.

At Upekkha as Co-founder and Partner, in addition to taking care of the internal operations, he helps portfolio startups with organizational challenges, financial discipline, investment needs and enterprise sales process.