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We Are Reinventing Research

Smartkarma is a global investment research network, made up of independent Insight Providers who produce, curate, and publish unbiased research for institutional investors.

Our online platform brings together independent research analysts and investors such as asset managers, family offices, funds, and so on. Our network enables quality idea generation, conversation, and connection.

Smartkarma solves the problem of overpriced, large-cap-skewed, and biased investment research.

Demand-driven Insight

Coverage is driven by what the network deems as actionable/relevant at any point in time, ensuring Insights are genuinely valuable to the network.

Authentic Interaction

The platform allows for difference in opinion, questions, and comments between all members of the network. Premium Services are available to clients for deeper interactions.

Merit-based Compensation

Insight Providers are rewarded based on Quantified Value Add to the network, calculated by an algorithm assessing their overall engagement and collaboration.

Key Facts

Founded

2014

Founders

Raghav Kapoor – Co-Founder, CEO
Jon Foster – Co-Founder, Chairman

Offices

Singapore (HQ), London, Frankfurt, New York

Total Funding To Date

US$21 million

Key Investors

Sequoia Capital, Wavemaker Partners, Jungle Ventures, SPRING Singapore

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Our Founders

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.

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

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.

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