Behind the scenes
Coming from an agricultural back ground, there has always been a strong inclination towards village living. It has been a long journey from small town Hanamakonda, where I was born to being an Honours graduate of Electronics and Communications from Delhi College of Engineering. It was a significant turning point in my life. I was the chosen one by Siemens, the most sort after Digital Telecom services company during campus interviews.
It was a dream come true for any individual of my thinking. Since then, there has been no looking back. It was during this time, I did get to travel more than 50 countries and that helped me understand the socio-economic conditions of various countries. There were few which inspired me to implement in my village. But I also saw how Indians abroad, did not have access to Indian TV content. Well an idea was born.
With 14yrs of experience in Telecom world, it was time for me to quit job and take my entrepreneur skills. I had an idea and it was the time I implemented. Year 2006, YuppTV was born with an intention to develop pioneering web based portal, YuppTV.com, that gave access to information, communication and entertainment anytime and anywhere. We started with two channels and today we stand as leaders in Live TV, with more than 180 Channels reaching consumers worldwide.
Prior to opting to become an entrepreneur, I was with Nortel telecommunication as a director, where I headed sales for Caribbean and Latin American market. In these 14 years of experience in Business Development, I have travelled - North America, Asia Pacific, Caribbean and Latin American Markets. My focused experience in Telecom and Networking arena resulted in strong relationships with key players in both operator and vendor communities; and charted my career ambition to be an entrepreneur. My strengths being - Market Strategist, Respect for the potential of new technologies, and People Management.
My focus on Social benefit has given a reason for the creation of Modern Village Vision – 2020. The objective of this project is to introduce technological infrastructure into villages to create awareness about education, healthcare. In turn leading to increases in per capita and decrease socio-economic disparity. A focused attempt has already begun in Veenavanka, a village in Karimnagar District, Telangana.