Karthik is Founder and Managing Partner of Force Ventures. He is an early stage focused investor who has been on both sides of the table. Over the last 19 years, he has been closely involved in building, advising and investing in over 70 high growth startups, as well as deploying risk capital to generate alpha across public and private markets including equity and debt. Karthik has previously worked both on the sell side and the buy side at Goldman Sachs and Zephyr Private Equity respectively. He transitioned to the “dark side” in mid 2015 and has been thoroughly enjoying his time in the startup ecosystem ever since, including a leadership stint at Dailyhunt. Subsequently, Karthik founded and led Ubiquity Capital with a focus on early stage venture debt where he oversaw the deployment and syndication of USD 20M of debt capital with zero delinquencies and top decile IRRs. He continues to manage and lead Ubiquity Capital’s portfolio until it is completely wound down over time. Karthik is an alumnus of ISB Hyderabad and holds the CFA (US) and CA certifications

Mentors and ADVISORY council

Our knowledge council includes an extended network of world class founders, CXOs and proven operators, many of whom also serve as mentors to our portfolio startups by sharing their playbook in areas such as product development, GTM, growth hacks, fundraise and exec hiring. Additionally, several of these exceptional founders actively co-invest in our deals thereby bringing “skin in the game” mentor capital and a “brains-trust” that our portfolio founders can tap into.