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Shamir Karkal

Shamir Karkal

Co-Founder and CEO Sila


Shamir Karkal is a software engineer turned to finance and banking expert. Prior to joining Omidyar Network as an Entrepreneur in Residence.

Shamir headed Open API initiatives at BBVA. Mr. Karkal also Co-founded Simple, an online banking services startup based in Portland, Oregon.

Before Simple, Mr. Karkal was a consultant with McKinsey & Co. specializing in strategy consulting for financial institutions in Europe, the Middle East, and the US. He has a bachelor’s in computer science, a master’s in information technology, and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.

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