Karan Mehta

Karan Mehta

Founder & CTO, RING | Kissht

A post-graduate in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, Karan is a seasoned entrepreneur. He has a profound knowledge of AI, ML and deep tech, successfully leveraging them to substantially improve the fintech landscape.

He began his corporate journey in 2011 with the Chicago-based hedge fund Citadel Investment Group, where he learned the tricks of the trade on building financial technologies by manoeuvring through the dynamic and fast-paced ecosystem to deliver state-of-the-art and cutting-edge products.

Fuelled by the belief that a corporate entity would never be able to match the rapid adaptability of a start-up, he set off on his entrepreneurial path with Swipe Payments, a mobile POS solution. Building on his experience with Swipe Payments he then went on to become the co-founder of Kissht in 2015. In 2021, he co-founded Ring, with the objective to provide customers with a unified and seamless platform to meet all their payment needs.

His business mantra is “Make effective use of technology to make things affordable, practical and easier for people”.