Meet the founders
Business and Strategy
Meet Vimal, the visionary founder of Frientor. With an impressive 15 years of experience in early and growth-stage B2B tech organisations, Vimal brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table. He has successfully built businesses in various geographies, ranging from EMEA and Americas to India, showcasing his exceptional ability to adapt to diverse markets.
A true culture and people aficionado, Vimal's global outlook is a result of living in five different countries and exploring another 50+ destinations. His passion for fostering a thriving work environment and his sharp business acumen are at the core of Frientor's foundation and success.
Vimal holds an MBA from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode, a second master's degree, an MSc in Business and Innovation from Loughborough University in London, and a bachelor's degree in engineering from Cochin University of Science and Technology.
Arun Valakuzhy's (known as AGV) remarkable journey spans over 18 years of invaluable experience in IT/Software Product Engineering and Project Management roles across India, the UK, and the USA. As a highly skilled Solution Architect, he brings to the table a wealth of multi-domain expertise, ensuring that our innovative solutions cater to diverse industry needs.
Beyond his professional accomplishments, AGV's passion for sports and avid exploration of different cultures as a traveler add a unique perspective to Frientor's ethos, where personal growth and shared experiences are at the heart of what we do.
AGV earned his bachelor's degree in Engineering from Cochin University of Science and Technology.
Product and Growth
With an impressive 15 years of experience working with organisations like VMware and Oracle, Arun has thrived in diverse marketing, product development, and people leadership roles. Arun's expertise lies in cross-functional and cross-cultural team building, enabling him to foster a collaborative environment where creativity flourishes.
Beyond the business realm, Arun is also a passionate food writer and an award-winning food blogger. His multifaceted background and unwavering dedication make him the driving force behind our mission to revolutionise the modern workplaces.
Arun possesses an MBA from the University of Leeds, UK, and a bachelor's degree in engineering from Cochin University of Science and Technology.