ERAS Holdings is the Karkar Family Office with its origins in Karkar Electronics founded in 1959 by Edward Karkar. ERAS Holdings engages in a broad range of investment activities and has the flexibility to invest in a wide variety of asset classes.
ERAS Capital is the direct investment arm of ERAS Holdings which deploys the private capital of the Karkar Family across industries in Venture Capital and Private Equity.
In 1959 founded 'Karkar Electronics'; a telecommunications company that developed, engineered, and manufactured a complete line of state-of-the-art voice and data communications. Innovative microwave filters, high density multiplexers, single-side-band radio, and satellite communications were produced as 'Karkar Electronics' equipment was adopted as standard by the Department of Defense and NATO. It became a main supplier to companies such as Raytheon, AT&T, and MCI. A luminary in the telecommunications field, Edward Karkar was considered a Silicon Valley pioneer, cultivating a generation of technology executives and entrepreneurs and laying groundwork for the fertile environment that exists today.
Andrei serves as CEO of the Karkar Family Office in San Francisco. Previously at UBS and Bank of America, he leads a team that invests globally in public and private markets focusing on disruptive innovation across industries. Andrei graduated from Georgetown University and is active in various think tanks and in supporting the arts, sciences, environment and philanthropy.