Karthee is a Founder and Managing Partner at MFV Partners, an US-based, early-stage deep-tech venture fund targeting technology startups that are disrupting traditional industries like Automotive, Manufacturing and others. Karthee invests in frontier-tech startups in robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Computing, Autonomous Platforms, and Internet of Things. MFV Partners√¢¬Ä¬ô portfolio includes PsiQuantum, Sun Mobility, Rescale, TwentyBN, Analog Inference, Summary Analytics among others. Before MFV, Karthee spent 11 years as a Managing Director at Qualcomm Ventures where he invested across the US, Israel, and India. He started Qualcomm Ventures' investment activities in both Israel and India. Some of his notable investments include Waze (acquired by Google), Validity Sensors (acquired by Synaptics), and BORQS (NASDAQ IPO), among others. Before Qualcomm Ventures, Karthee led technical and product marketing roles in three semiconductor and wireless startups in Silicon Valley.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Karthee has a bachelor?s in electronics and communication engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy in Chennai, India, and a master?s in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan. Karthee also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Outside of work, Karthee can be found rooting for the Oakland A's, Detroit Red Wings, and the Indian cricket team. He enjoys long-distance running and has completed marathons in New York and Chicago, and hopes to run all the 6 World Marathon Majors.
Karthee is serving his fellowship at Mobile Foundation Ventures as a member of Class 24. His mentor is Rob Rueckert (Class 12), Managing Director at Sorenson Ventures.