Anumolu, a finance and software professional, has been an entrepreneur besides working at senior positions in various organisations. Following his studies, Anumolu joined Barra, Inc. in 1990, as a Product Manager and later went on to become a director at New York Life. He quit his job to start his entrepreneurial venture by launching Elance, an online service for freelancers that aggregates freelance workers in programming, design, writing, sales, finance and a range of other industries. In 2005, Anumolu accepted an additional, short-term position as a director of ecommerce at Amazon India, where he helped to develop products and business strategies.
Anumolu graduated from the Bachelor of Science programme at Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Subsequently, he secured a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. He later completed Ph D coursework in finance, economics and statistics at Anderson School of Management at the University of California at Los Angeles.