Karthik Bala along with his brother Guha are founders of Velan Studios, an indie studio on a mission to create breakthrough experiences that are magic. They also run Velan Ventures, a game focused innovation investment company. Previously, Karthik was co-founder of Vicarious Visions, having built and led teams on multi-billion dollar franchises such as Guitar Hero and Skylanders. Karthik enjoys mentoring entrepreneurs and start-up ventures and looking at how game technologies can transform the world.