Karl Kerksiek

Investment Director, Silicon Valley

Karl Kerksiek is an Investment Director in Finistere’s Silicon Valley office where he leads the firm’s focus on agricultural applications of new finance and supply chain technologies. His investment interests include new technologies in lending, credit evaluation, derivatives, insurance, trading, online markets, crowd-sourcing, traceability, and blockchain. Prior to Finistere, Karl was a Principal at the Mitchell Madison Group where he led teams in the US and Asia. He brings a decade of management consulting experience using data science to advise C-suite executives on strategic and operational challenges in consumer & enterprise software, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, and information technology.

Karl has an MA from Stanford University, where his graduate work focused on the implication of China’s non-performing debt problem for future economic growth. Karl is fluent in Mandarin and has a BA from Pomona College.