Vijaya Kumar Ivaturi (popularly known as IVK) is the Co-Founder and CTO of Crayon Data, a Big data & AI product company in Singapore with a development center in Chennai. Crayon Data works in the area of market analytics in the B2B space covering BFSI, Retail and Travel & Hospitality sectors.
He is also an active member of the Indian Angel Network, a syndicate for early-stage capital to invest in start-up companies. In the social impact segment, he is a partner with Acumen Fund in India.
He served as CTO of Wipro earlier before entering the startup world.
He is one of the core members of CII’s Innovation council and a charter member of TiE. He serves on the National Startup Council of CII and leads the content development task force for Startups and MSMEs in India.
He is the lead author of the popular book, “A Manual for Indian Startups” published by Penguin India.