VARUN KRISHNAN aka varunkrish

I currently run India’s most visited Mobile portal Fone Arena was started back when I was still in college in 2005 with a mission to help Indian consumers with their mobile phone purchase. Till date , FoneArena has helped over 500 million consumers not only in India but around the globe with their gadget purchase. Prior to founding Fone Arena , I operated Tera Centric – a web consulting firm specializing in providing web hosting, domains and web development services. I have been a strong advocate for web standards and also been part of the Mobile Monday group and was founder of the Chennai chapter.


To be in a challenging position in a corporate environment where I would be able to apply my
knowledge in the best effective manner for the development of the organization and myself. I have extensively traveled to over 24 countries and observe how technology continues to make an impact in everyone’s lives in both developed and developing markets.

Specialties: Startups, Reporting, Reviewing, Testing, Hardware Engineering, Telecom

technical skills

Markup /UI : HTML, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, WML
Databases : MSSQL, MySQL, MariaDB
Languages :PHP, ASP, ASP.Net(C#), Visual Basic, C, Java
Operating Systems: Windows 9x/XP/2003/7/10, Redhat Linux, CentOS, Ubuntu
Infrastructure : Amazon AWS, WHM/cPanel, Digital Ocean, Linode, Dedicated Servers, Akamai & other CDNs
Applications : Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Dreamweaver, MS Office, Final Cut Pro
Interests: System Design, AJAX, Mobility, Open Source, SEO, Web Standards, Mobile Hardware, Mobile Apps
Other : Content Collaboration, Content Syndication, Knowledge Sharing, Blogging, Social Media


B.E – Electronics & Communication Engineering (2002-2006)
Anna University, Chennai
SSN College of Enginering,Kalavakkam

Higher Secondary Examination (2002)

Matriculation Examination (2000)


RFID Based DataBase Management System
Designing and developing an application and interface for a RFID based sytem
Platform : Microsoft Visual Basic and MySQL – A Mobile Phone Buyers Guide
Maintenance of Mobile Phone Database and Search Engine Optimization on Apache Web Server
Platform : HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, Apache HTTP Server

Other Projects
Handled many web projects for international and domestic clients as a free-lancer in areas
such as HTML, XHTML, CSS, WAP, PHP, MySQL, SEO, Mod Rewrite.

academic achievements

  • Secured 3rd rank (1160/1200) in school in the Higher Secondary Examinations held in 2002
  • Secured State First Rank (198/200) in French in the Higher Secondary Examinations held in 2002
  • Was among top ten percent scorers in the Inter level screening test of 32nd National Mathematics Talent Competitions in 2000


Internet, Search Engines, AJAX, Open Source, Mobility, Quizzing, Music


  • Patience
  • Innovative
  • Adaptability
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Thirst for Knowledge


Gender : Male
Languages known : Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, English, French, Spanish


varunkrish at gmail dot com