Vijay Yalamanchilli is the Founder of Keka, an HR automation service company that offers reliable and efficient HR software to SME businesses. Besides understanding and leveraging current business trends and industry insights, Vijay also looks after the growth and management of the organisation . Also, at the helm of a tech-led, customer-centric brand, he spearheads product design and strategises product-led development.
Vijay holds a BTech degree in Electronics and Communications from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, and an MS degree in Computer Science from the University of Delaware, USA. He started his career as a software development engineer with Microsoft in 2003. In a career span of almost two decades, Vijay has successfully set up four startups, with Keka being his fourth company. He used the term ‘Keka’ (colloquial meaning awesome) for his organisation as a tribute to his native language, Telugu. While naming his company, Vijay wanted a name that can inspire people, therefore, he chose Keka. He envisions his brand to motivate people to push themselves beyond their boundaries and achieve beyond their limits.