Karthik Uttarkar

Know Your Colleague – Karthik Uttarkar

In Near’s Know Your Colleague series, you will get to know the members of Team Near who play a key role in driving Near’s mission, values and day-to-day operations. We asked a few questions to Karthik Uttarkar, Manager, Platform Solutions who is based out of our Bangalore office and has been with Near for over two years. Here’s what he had to say:


Karthik Uttarkar

Tell us about yourself

I was born in Mysore and raised in Shimoga. I completed my bachelor’s in mechanical engineering, and soon realized that I wasn’t good enough to be successful in that stream.

I am married and have a two-year-old daughter.

Karthik Uttarkar

What is it that you like the most about being part of the Near team?

I get to learn new things every day and that keeps me motivated.

What are your interests?

Sports and stock markets are the things which fascinates me the most. I follow football, basketball, baseball, tennis and Cricket. UCL, EPL and NBA are my favorite leagues.

Karthik Uttarkar

What is the one gadget which you can’t live without?

My PS4.

What are you most passionate about?

I am passionate about making a difference. When I am involved with a task at work, I want to do my best to achieve success. I feel the same way about what I do in my personal life.

Which is the one dish which you can have any day, any time?

Like a typical South-Indian, I love Idli, Vada and Sambar.