This week, we’re joined by Karan Wadhera, Founder and Managing Partner at Casa Verde Capital, US based venture capital fund focusing exclusively on the cannabis industry.
In this episode we learn how the VC fund is helping to support and develop ancillary businesses, alongside serving the diverse needs of the cannabis industry. Karan also gives us an overview of the cannabis investment landscape in the USA, including what VCs are looking for and investor types.
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About Karan Wadhera
Casa Verde Capital is the premier venture capital firm in the cannabis industry. Karan is the firm’s Managing Partner responsible for investment strategy, fundraising, and portfolio anagement. He provides leadership and guidance as a Director on the board of 10 cannabis companies.
During his tenure at Casa Verde, Karan has been responsible for raising & deploying over $150mm across his vehicle & co-invests in over 20 portfolio companies, which have collectively raised more than $500mm in funding. As an established thought leader in the space, Mr. Wadhera has been featured in numerous mainstream press outlets and conferences, including the Milken Global Conference, Wall Street Journal, Barrons, CNBC, Bloomberg, TechCrunch, Financial Times, and more.
Prior to Casa Verde, Mr. Wadhera held senior roles at Goldman Sachs and Nomura in domestic and international markets such as New York, San Francisco, Hong Kong, and Mumbai. While in India, Karan was part of the founding team of Goldman’s India Equities business. Furthermore, Karan is an active private investor and advisor to a number of young companies around the world; he co-founded MissMalini.com, one of India’s most well-known digital media and entertainment brands. Similarly, Karan was an early investor in Steadview, which is now the world’s largest India dedicated hedge fund. Karan is a Boston native and received his BA from Babson College.
Join Karan Wadhera on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karan-wadhera/
Follow Casa Verde Capital on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/casa-verde-capital/
Casa Verde Capital’s Website: https://www.casaverdecapital.com/