Karsten Popp is a Venture Partner at WI Harper where he focuses on the TMT sector.
Karsten is the co-founder of Holistic Innovations, an International Executive Advisory and Consulting company assisting large and small companies to innovate, scale and grow. Over the last 30 years, Karsten has held senior leadership positions in multinational technology companies around the world. He was the former SVP of Europe and Asia at Autodesk where he grew revenue to over $1B. Prior to that he was the CEO of Adelante Technologies where he led the launch of the company’s Digital Signal Procession system-on-chip technology. Karsten previously held sales and marketing leadership roles at Mentor Graphics Europe and at Texas Instruments.
In the last 15 years, Karsten has been a member of the International Advisory Board of HEC-PARIS a top international Business School (www.hec.edu ) . He holds a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering from the Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg.
Karsten is a former ATP tennis player; he toured the international tennis circuit in the 1980s.