Karan is Managing Partner at Casa Verde Capital, the leading VC in the cannabis space. Karan is responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence, investment structuring, and portfolio management. He’s an experienced finance professional and investor with significant international experience. He is also an active private investor and advisor to a number of companies.
Karan began his career on the Goldman Sachs Equities desk in San Francisco. He moved to Hong Kong with the firm in 2005, then Mumbai in 2006 to help begin the firm’s first trading desk in India. Following Goldman, Karan moved to Nomura, Japan’s largest investment bank, to help establish their Indian Equities business. While in India, Karan got involved in the local startup community and co-founded MissMalini.com, one of the country’s most well known digital media and entertainment brands. He was also an early investor in Steadview, one of the largest India dedicated hedge funds in the world. Following India, Karan returned to Hong Kong as Head of Asia-Ex Japan Sales Trading for Instinet (a Nomura company).
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