Previously, he was the Founder & CEO of PlaySpan Inc., acquired in the March of 2011 by Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), the world’s largest payment network. PlaySpan is a global leader in payments and monetization for digital media, mobile apps, social networks, and online games.
Karl served as a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow, selected by the Obama Administration during the inaugural 2012-13 term. He was also recently appointed by Governor Brown to the Workforce Investment Board of the State of California.
Prior to founding PlaySpan, Karl was part of the founding team at MobileAria Inc. (acquired by Wireless Matrix) based in Mountain View and Co-Founder & CEO of OmniLabs Inc., based in Singapore and India. Previously, he held executive positions at Hughes, leading new business and technology development.
Karl is on the boards of Intel Capital, Simpa Networks Inc., and the Chapman University Center for Entrepreneurship. He is based in the Silicon Valley and is an active angel investor in the clean-tech and Internet sectors worldwide.
Past Speaking Engagements:
TEDx, GDC, CTIA, Innovation Project Harvard, LOGIN, TiEcon, On Hollywood, Digital Hollywood, Deal Maker Media, Red Herring, Goldman Sachs, RBC Capital, Montgomery Tech Conference, America's Growth Capital, ACG (Association of Corporate Growth).
References in Publications:
BusinessWeek, Wall St. Journal, Times, New York Times, Wired Magazine, TechCrunch, Mashable, Silicon Valley Business Journal, Digital Media Wire, Washington Post, Silicon India, CNET.