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Kanika MAYAR

Partner, Investment & ESG Officer

Kanika Mayar joined Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia & India in 2020 and focuses on opportunities in India. As a Partner, she works closely with several companies such as Pilgrim, Karkhana, ChattyBao & Proactive For Her, Kapiva and IVF Access.

Prior to joining Vertex, Kanika was an Investment Officer with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) where she focused on investing in early-stage technology, telecom, renewable energy and infrastructure companies across India and South Asia. Before IFC, Kanika was with Goldman Sachs’s Investment Banking team covering transactions in natural resources in Europe.

Kanika holds a Bachelor in Economics from the Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.


We have 20+ years’ experience transforming operations, technology, and investments at foundational companies. Collectively we have founded 6 companies with a market capitalization of more than $6B.


Karkhana is an asset light, tech-enabled B2B platform providing end to end custom manufacturing solutions digitizing manufacturing across India.


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