America’s Frontier Fund (AFF) today announced that Karl Mehta has joined as chairman of the Quad Investors Network, an independent consortium welcomed by the White House and the Governments of Australia, India, and Japan.
AFF is a non-profit investment fund that aims to commercialise and scale deep-tech companies that have the potential to generate strong financial returns, broad-based prosperity for the American people, and strategic advantage for the United States and its allies.
In this role, Mehta will work to build on the existing bonds between the four nations, forge new partnerships, and select the industry executives, investors, and research leaders who will form the network.
This first-of-its-kind network will focus on expanding access to cross-border capital, expanding public-private collaboration, promoting resilient supply chains, and identifying shared priorities and new opportunities within and between the Quad nations.
Mehta is a serial entrepreneur, author, investor, engineer, and civil servant with over 30 years of experience in founding, building, and funding technology companies.
Most recently he was founder and CEO of EdCast Inc.(now part of Cornerstone Inc.) and a former partner at Menlo Ventures. Previously, he was the founder and CEO of PlaySpan Inc. (now part of VISA Inc.)
Mehta also served as a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow in the Obama Administration, was appointed by Governor Brown to the Workforce Investment Board of the State of California, and won the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award from Ernst & Young for Northern California and a “Tech Pioneer” by World Economic Forum.
He is the founder of several non-profit's including “Code For India” and Grassroots Innovation.