Meet Karim Gillani -
Karim Gillani

Karim Gillani

Co-Founder and General Partner Luge Capital


Karim Gillani has an extensive background in fintech, mobile tech, engineering, finance and strategy. Before Luge, Karim led Corporate Development for Xoom, a leading cross-border remittance company that was acquired by PayPal in 2015 for USD 890 million. Before that, Karim managed M&A and investment activities for BlackBerry in Silicon Valley.

He developed the company’s overall strategy for mobile payments and commerce, including NFC payments, P2P and App World. Karim spent several years working for Redknee Solutions in the UK where he designed network infrastructure, including mobile money solutions, for carriers in East Africa and Western Europe.

Karim has a BASc in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo, an MSc in Finance and Economic Policy from the University of London and an LLM Master of Laws from the University of Toronto. Karim is a Charter Member of the C100, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Canadian technology entrepreneurship and investment.

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