Karan Sharma co-heads the Digital and Technology vertical for Avendus Group’s investment banking business and is based in Mumbai. A pioneer in advising tech start-ups, Karan has over 15 years of experience working with some of India’s leading digital and technology companies, successfully closing over 60 private equity transactions and mergers & acquisitions. His areas of focus include consumer internet, payments, finance and enterprise technology.
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 forums.