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Karl Mehta

Karl Mehta is a serial entrepreneur, author, 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 founded EdCast in 2014, serving as CEO, and joined Cornerstone’s executive leadership team as Managing Director of the EdCast Business Unit after the close of Cornerstone’s acquisition of EdCast.

Karl has held several leadership positions in his expansive career, including as former venture partner at Menlo Ventures, a leading VC firm of Silicon, and as the Founder & CEO of PlaySpan Inc., acquired by Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), the world’s largest payment network.

Karl also served as a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow, selected by the Obama Administration during the inaugural 2012-13 term. He was 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 from Ernst & Young for Northern California. Karl is on the boards of Simpa Networks and on the advisory board of Intel Capital and Chapman University’s Center of Entrepreneurship.

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‘.

Favorite Mantra / Motto

Knowledge is power, so let’s empower everyone with knowledge.