Research Reinvented

Changing How the Investment Research Industry Views, Values, and Drives Research

Our Values

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As entrepreneurs, we are driven to experiment, to learn from our mistakes, and to apply these lessons to grow our business while innovating in our chosen field.

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The exchange of ideas and knowledge is central to our business. Within our team or among our network of Insight Providers and subscribers, the sum is formed by its parts.


We take pride in everything we do, ensuring that our work, our products, and our services are up to the standards against which we hold ourselves and our industry.

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We believe in people taking ownership of their work, owning up to losses and celebrating victories alike. We support a diverse, open, and respectful workplace.

Our Name


Independent research shared in a more intelligent and efficient manner than previously possible.


Emphasis on mutually beneficial collaboration, driven by collective action, work, and deeds.

Our Founders

Raghav Kapoor, CEO & Co-Founder, Smartkarma

Raghav Kapoor

Co-founder & CEO

As Smartkarma CEO, Raghav drives product strategy, oversees technology development, and maintains a hands-on approach on the company’s day-to-day operations. With Smartkarma, Raghav set out to reinvent how investment research is sourced, priced, and distributed.

Before Smartkarma, Raghav was a Managing Director at Religare Capital Markets from 2010 to 2014. He joined Religare upon the successful exit of Aviate Global (Asia), where he was a Founding Partner. From 2006 to 2009, Raghav was Vice President of Regional Equities Sales at Citigroup, where he grew and managed several large relationships.

Jon Foster Smartkarma Co-founder & Chairman

Jon Foster

Co-founder & Chairman

Jon brings his financial markets expertise to Smartkarma’s content strategy, business development, and relationships with external stakeholders. He is passionate about the potential of fintech in reinventing and empowering an ageing industry.

Before he co-founded Smartkarma, Jon was a Director at Religare Capital Markets from 2010 to 2014, where he headed the Global Special Situations Group. He was a Founding Partner and Director at Aviate Global (Asia) from 2009-2010 prior to its successful acquisition by Religare. Previously, Jon was a Junior Portfolio Manager at Millennium Partners, and one half of the two-person team that founded Churchill Capital in Asia.

Our Investors

Our Investors 2019
Our Investors 2019

Smartkarma closes Series B round, taking the total equity investment to US$21 million

What We Are

A Decentralised, Trusted Network

A network has longevity, aspiration, and intangible value tied to it. It is bigger than the individual; it grows and evolves with its users, fostering credibility and value across the entire user base.

A Curated, Independent Research Offering

We strive for quality, independence, and polyphony on our platform through differentiated research and robust discussion and collaboration features, so our users always get actionable information and a 360-degree view.

A Technology-Driven Solution

Our platform is built from the ground up via a unified, cloud-based tech stack, seamlessly integrating into our clients’ processes.

What We Are NOT

A Broker

We want to be a partner to capital markets participants, and not a competitor to them. Dealing in brokerage would subject us to strict regulation and hamper our ability to offer independent and conflict-free intelligence.

An Independent Research House

Independent research houses tend to involve research analysts who are sector/industry specialists. This can limit their reach to slim verticals and impact their ability to monetise while saddling them with high costs.

A Bank

We are in the business of information, insight, and technology. We are not dispensing or receiving funds, nor making spreads.

What We Are

What We Are NOT

Office Location

Singapore (Head Office)

79 Robinson Road, #07-01 CapitaSky, Singapore 068897

Be Part of Our Journey

Be Part of Our Journey