Karan Sharma

Executive Director and Co-head, Digital & Technology, Avendus Capital

Karan Sharma co-heads the Digital & Technology vertical for Avendus’s investment banking business and is based in Mumbai. He has over 10 years of investment banking experience and his areas of focus include consumer internet, payments, financial & enterprise-technology sectors. At Avendus, he advises Indian corporates and multinationals on private equity(PE) fund-raising and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory.

Being a pioneer in advising technology start-ups, Karan has worked with some of India’s leading digital and technology companies and has successfully closed over 30 PE and M&A advisory transactions. Prior to joining Avendus, Karan worked with Cipher Capital, a boutique investment bank. During his four-year stint with the firm, he was responsible for building the firm’s internet and technology practice.  Before Cipher, he worked with JP Morgan Chase.

Karan holds an MBA degree from Mumbai University and has done his Bachelor of Commerce from Delhi University. He has authored / co-authored various industry pioneering reports and whitepapers on the Indian technology ecosystem and regularly speaks at leading industry events.


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