Karan brings almost 20 years of experience in product management and strategy development experience to his role at TELUS Ventures. Karan is responsible for evaluating Agtech and IoT investment opportunities for the portfolio, as well as leading and coordinating the technical analysis and due diligence of potential investment opportunities. He also works closely with existing portfolio companies on their product and technology strategy to help build high-performing product teams and accelerate their success in the market. Karan is a board observer for Viligent and a board member for MedStack.
Prior to joining TELUS Ventures, Karan held a variety of product and strategy roles at world class software companies. Most recently, he led platform and ecosystem strategy at Hootsuite, building a leading B2B SaaS ecosystem. Karan led product and user experience teams at Vision Critical and Elastic Path. He was also Solution Manager at SAP and started his product management career in the Business Objects analytics portfolio. Karan earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Capilano University.
In his personal time, Karan advises local early stage companies on strategy, fundraising and product management. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and two kids, and you can often find him skiing or biking in Whistler.