America’s Frontier Fund (AFF) announces the appointment of Karl Mehta as Chairman of the Quad Investors Network, India, and Japan. Karl will work to build on the existing bonds between the four nations, forge new partnerships, and select the industry executives, investors, and research leaders who will form the network. This first-of-its-kind network will focus on expanding access to cross-border capital, expanding public-private collaboration, promoting resilient supply chains, and identifying shared priorities and new opportunities within and between the Quad nations.
Karl is a serial entrepreneur, author, investor, engineer, and civil servant with over 30 years of experience in founding, building, and funding technology companies. Prior to joining AFF, he was the Founder and CEO of EdCast (now part of Cornerstone.) and a former partner at Menlo Ventures. Previously, he was the Founder and CEO of PlaySpan (now part of VISA)
He also served as a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow in the Obama Administration, was appointed by Governor Brown to the Workforce Investment Board of the State of California, and won the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award from Ernst & Young for Northern California and a “Tech Pioneer” by World Economic Forum. Karl is founder of several non-profit’s including “Code For India” and Grassroots Innovation. He is author of “Financial Inclusion at the Bottom of the Pyramid”.
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