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Primary Role
Founder & CEO @
Investments
8 Investments in 8 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
Mountain View
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Person Details

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Karl Mehta is a serial entrepreneur, 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., and Venture Partner at Menlo Ventures. He is Founder of Silicon Valley based tech-driven non-profit, CodeforIndia.org and serves on several non-profit boards for education impact worldwide.

Previously, he was the Founder & CEO of PlaySpan Inc., acquired in the March of 2011 by Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), the world's largest payment network. PlaySpan is a global leader in payments and monetization for digital media, mobile apps, social networks, and online games.

Karl served as a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow, selected by the Obama Administration during the inaugural 2012-13 term. He was also recently appointed by Governor Brown to the Workforce Investment Board of the State of California.

In 2010, Karl won the "Entrepreneur of the Year" award for Northern California from Ernst & Young. Karl is on the boards of Simpa Networks Inc., and the Chapman University Center for Entrepreneurship and advisor board of Intel Capital.

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Founder & CEO

Mentor

2014 - Current   (over 2 years)

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Mar 1, 2013 - Current   (over 3 years)
Past
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Company
Apr 1, 2013
Apr 1, 2014
Venture Partner
Feb, 2011
Mar, 2013
CEO of PlaySpan
2006
Mar 1, 2013
Founder and CEO

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Investments (8)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Dec, 2015undisclosed amount / Seed (Lead)Personal Investment
Sep, 2014$6M / Series A
Nov, 2013$5.05M / Series APersonal Investment
May, 2013$1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2013$1M / VenturePersonal Investment
Jul, 2012$2.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Aug, 2011$1.1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2010$1.1M / SeedPersonal Investment

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