Kartik is a Co-Founder and the Managing Partner of Aspada Investment Advisors and also acts as the fund advisor for the SONG Fund through Aspada Capital Advisors. Priorly, Kartik was with Lightspeed Venture Partners, a global venture capital firm with over $2 billion under management, where he was a founding member of the India office. Earlier, he was a management consultant with McKinsey and Company. Kartik received a BTech in Mechanical Engineering and MTech in Energy Technology both from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras. He currently serves on the Boards of Be Well Hospitals, SV Agri, LEAF, Xamcheck, Capitall Float, and Eye-Q Vision and previously served as a Board Observer on K-12 Techno Services. He is a Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE).