Karamdeep Nijjar


Karam has over 15 years of experience in technology, and specializes in enterprise software and emerging technologies. He joined inovia capital as an Associate in January 2010 while completing his final semester of his MBA, and quickly rose through the ranks to become a Partner. Karam currently serves as a director or observer on the boards of: Clearpath, Fellow, Swyft, Nacelle, Vital and Vidyard, and led or co-led our investments in Chango (acquired by Rubicon Project for $122M), BufferBox (acquired by Google), and Well.ca (acquired by McKesson Canada). Prior to inovia capital, Karam served as a subject matter expert at RBC on cross enterprise software architecture initiatives. Karam holds an MBA from Ivey Business School and a Bachelor of Math and Computer Science in Bioinformatics.

I thought I was applying for a job when I was first introduced to inovia capital. I ended up finding a passion.

Something that keeps me up at night, in a good way is the anticipation of what tomorrow will bring. No two days are alike in this business, so you’re always on the lookout for the “big one.” Your life can conceivably change forever every single time you meet with someone. That’s exciting and somewhat addictive!

The most overlooked skill in this business: likability.

Venture-backed businesses thrive on passion.

That time I was caught off guard was when Chris Arsenault suggested I drop out of school and come work with him instead.