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Karan Kumar

Head of Strategy MEA

Karan is a Senior Advisor to Hera Capital and has more than two decades of experience as an entrepreneur and investor in high-growth companies operating across diverse industries. In 2001, Karan was one of the founding shareholders of Copal Partners (subsequently CopalAmba Limited), an independent provider of financial research and analytics services to financial institutions globally, and he exited this investment when the company was acquired by Moody’s Analytics in 2014.

Karan is also a very active private equity investor through his proprietary investment vehicle, Amalthea Capital Limited, a Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) registered fund. Amalthea Capital has invested in growth-stage companies in the healthcare, education and financial services sectors as well as start-ups that have demonstrated considerable long-term growth potential. Amalthea Capital also invests in private equity funds with strong management teams and like-minded investment strategies. Karan serves on the boards of several Amalthea Capital portfolio companies where he focuses on strategic direction, financial oversight and operational value-addition.

Karan is a qualified corporate lawyer having read law at Delhi University and he is an alumnus of Harvard Business School.