Karan Kochhar

Investment Analyst

Karan joined Wavemaker in August 2019 as an Investment Analyst. Karan is primarily focused on sourcing new deals for the fund, collaborating with partners on investment due diligence and iterating on the fund’s investment process. In addition, Karan also has an active role in Wavemaker Labs conducting market analyses as well as partaking in corporate development and product management.

Prior to joining Wavemaker, Karan had the privilege of gaining valuable experience across both the sell-side and buy-side of the financial services sector. Most recently, Karan gained insight and experience in the value investing space working as an Investment Analyst at Värde Partners, a $15 billion Alternative Asset Fund focussed on high yield debt investments. Prior to that, Karan was an Investment Banking Analyst at Avista Advisory Group, a Pan-Asian Boutique Investment Bank headquartered in Singapore, where he focussed on M&A and capital raising transactions in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications vertical. Karan also has prior experience working in the growing Venture Capital space in South East Asia when he was an Investment Analyst at Jungle Ventures, a $200 million AUM Early Stage Venture Capital Fund headquartered in Singapore.

Karan graduated with a B.A. in Economics, and a minor in Business, from New York University in May 2019. In his free time, Karan enjoys researching the intersection of Economics, Finance and Technology, following professional Soccer and Basketball, and learning about the intricacies of horology (watchmaking).

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