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Karl Mehta

Karl Mehta is a serial entrepreneur, author, investor, engineer, and civil servant with over 20 years of experience in founding, building, and funding technology companies in the U.S. and international markets. He is currently Founder & CEO of EdCast Inc., an AI-powered knowledge-cloud platform company backed by Stanford University and former venture partner at Menlo Ventures, a leading VC firm of Silicon Valley with over $4B under management. Previously, he was the Founder & CEO of PlaySpan Inc., acquired by Visa Inc. (NYSE: V), the world’s largest payment network. Karl also served as a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow, selected by the Obama Administration during the inaugural 2012-13 term. In 2014 he was appointed by Governor Brown to the Workforce Investment Board of the State of California. In 2010, Karl won the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award from Ernst & Young for Northern California. Karl is on the boards of Simpa Networks and on the advisory board of Intel Capital and Chapman University’s Center of Entrepreneurship.

Karl is the founder of several non-profit's including Code For India [http://codeforindia.org] and Grassroots Innovation [http://grassrootsinnovation.org]. He is author of "Financial Inclusion at the Bottom of the Pyramid” [http://www.openfininc.org | link to the book - http://www.amazon.com/dp/1460265513 ]

opens at:
Jan 01, 2018, 12:30 PM CDT
closes on:
Jan 26, 2018, 12:25 PM CDT
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