Mr. Karl Mehta


Founder & CEO, EdCast Inc. Venture Partner, Menlo Ventures

Karl Mehta is a Silicon Valley based serial entrepreneur, author, engineer, investor and civil servant with over 20 years of experience in founding, building, and funding technology companies. He is currently Founder & CEO of EdCast Inc., a next-generation knowledge platform company and investor in various venture capital funds in the US. Previously, he was the Founder & CEO of PlaySpan Inc., acquired for over $240 million 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 ( ): a network of 1000+ software engineers volunteering for non-profits - Grassroots Innovation ( a bootcamp for military women embarking on entrepreneurship. He is co-author of upcoming book, "Financial Inclusion at the Bottom of the Pyramid" ( - which has been reviewed by the Gates Foundation and the UN.