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Deakin University appoints Karl Mehta as Adjunct Professor

Mehta brings an extraordinary level of expertise and experience, including 30 years as a serial entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, founding, building, and funding high-tech companies

Karl Mehta / Credit: Deakin University

Indian American entrepreneur Karl Mehta, who is also chairman of the Quad Investors Network has been appointed as adjunct professor at the Deakin University’s Applied AI Institute.

Announcing the appointment, Prof Rajesh Vasa, head of Translational Research and Development at the Applied AI Institute said he was delighted that Prof Mehta will be sharing his time and talent with the team.

“Karl brings deep knowledge and broad experience in technology, education, energy, and international policy. There is a strong alignment with his key areas of interest and our work,” Prof Vasa said in a statement.

A former venture partner at Menlo Ventures, he is currently chairman of Mehta Trust and chairman of the Quad Investors Network. As a serial entrepreneur in Silicon Valley for 30 years, Mehta has founded, built, and funded high-tech companies.

Mehta has served as founder and CEO of 3 venture-backed companies built at scale with successful large exits and has held leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies. He was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young for Silicon Valley (Bay Area), and Tech pioneer by the World Economic Forum.

Additionally, Mehta served as a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow under President Barack Obama. He is the author of two books, “AI for DPI” (foreword by the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull) and “Financial Inclusion at the Bottom of the Pyramid” (foreword by Prof Jeffrey Sachs).

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