Partner and Executive Director, IDG Ventures India
Karan Mohla is a Partner and Executive Director at IDG Ventures India as well as the Head of Consumer Technology & Media where he heads the sector focus and strategy. He has been part of the technology and startup ecosystem since 2003 with experience spanning investment advisory, finance, portfolio management, fundraising and M&A. Karan has led investments in companies including FirstCry, Yatra.com, Xpressbees, HealthifyMe, Peel-Works, Flyrobe, POPxo, LittleBlackBook, Vserv, Silverpush.
Prior to IDG Ventures, Karan worked with QVT Finance LP, a US based hedge fund and was a founding member of their Asia-Pacific practice. He earlier worked in the technology banking group at Jefferies & Company (formerly Broadview International) in Silicon Valley, where he advised several technology companies in Internet, Mobile and Enterprise Software on capital raising, M&A as well as strategic partnerships. Later, Karan helped start the India office for Jefferies where he advised and executed financing strategies for companies in the Technology, Media, Telecom, CleanTech and Education sectors. He has successfully completed over 20 transactions covering M&A and helped raised over $1 Billion in capital for corporates across India and the US.
Karan holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration (BBA) from the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and an EMBA from INSEAD, where he was the youngest graduate in the program’s history.