Vice Chairperson, IVCA & Co-founder and Managing Partner,
Karthik Reddy is the co-founder and Managing Partner at Blume Ventures, one of India’s leading early stage Venture funds. Blume focuses on seed to Pre-Series A stages of funding and has made over a 100 investments across its 8 year history across multiple funds. Blume is now investing from Fund III starting 2019.
At Blume, he has led the majority of the investments, and advises and serves on the boards of some of the leading investments at the firm – Servify, Belong, Zopper, Exotel, Grey Orange Robotics, Unacademy, Healthifyme and Railyatri amongst other emerging stars.
Blume has scored significant exits from 2015 through 2018, the most prominent of which are Mettl (to Mercer Consulting), Minjar (to Nutanix), Runnr (to Zomato), Taxiforsure (to Ola), Promptec (to Havells) and Zipdial (to Twitter).
Karthik’s stints at American Express, Reuters Instinet and Bennett Coleman (Times Group) have given him a breadth of experience across the US and India in Financial Markets, Technology and Media. He is an alumni of IIT (Roorkee), IIM (Bangalore) and The Wharton School at Univ of Pennsylvania.