Hi, I'm Karthik!
Originally from the Bay Area, I’m now a student at
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
studying Computer Science with a concentration in Artificial Intelligence.
I love to write - check out my weekly newsletter, From What I've Read This Week..., on topics that interest me such as startups, software, investing, ethics, heuristics, and history. I'm also interested in the intersection of software, startups, and investing and how this intersection can transform antiquated industries such as finance and education.
I'm currently a Venture Partner at Contrary Capital, where I help invest in seed stage companies. Previously I was an 8VC Fellow, and worked on engineering at Blend, Coursera, KloudData, and Biomedtrics Inc.
Outside of work, I'm the captain of my school's Water Polo team and I enjoy biking, playing chess with friends, listening to hip-hop music, and exploring how we can better use data in sports.