Karthik Varada, Ph.D.
Karthik is engaged in new investments in Indian startups and support growth and impact visibility of portfolio companies. Prior to joining BNV, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Tokyo and researched ESG / climate-tech investments. Karthik was a founding member of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation’s Asia Women Impact Fund, one of the region’s first and largest impact investment funds committed to advancing gender equality. He advised venture capital firms and startups across Asia on investment analysis and social impact assessment. Karthik holds a PhD from the University of Tokyo, focused on ESG investing. He holds a masters degree from the University of Tokyo, where he studied impact investing. He received an undergraduate degree in engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad. Read more about Karthik.