Vinayaka Kulkarni

Know Your Colleague – Vinayaka Kulkarni

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 Vinayaka Kulkarni, Senior Accounts Executive, Finance who is based out of our Bangalore office and has been with Near for more than two years. Here’s what he had to say:


Vinayaka Kulkarni

Tell us about yourself

I was born and brought up in Bangalore. I am a father of two - Navya and Vivaan.

What are your interests outside of work?

I am a big follower of cricket and movies. I am interested in dance and have done four stage drama and one short film.

What is your favorite dish?

I am a big foodie, like to indulge in desserts.

Your favorite movie/book?

I watch Kannada, Hindi, English, Tamil, and Telugu movies. I am a big fan of Dr. Rajkumar and Shah Rukh Khan.

Your crush:

Kajol - when I first saw her in Baazigar.

How has your life been at Near?

It has been a great journey with wonderful people, especially the finance team. I have learnt many new things such as foreign transactions and our new accounting software 'SAP'. I really appreciate the work culture at Near.

Vinayaka Kulkarni

What is at the top of your bucket list?

To own a car

Your favorite sportsperson?

Sourav Ganguly and Kapil Dev