Austin Karlen

Partner, Capital Markets

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Megan Austin Karlen is a Partner who leads the Capital Markets function for Francisco Partners.

Prior to joining Francisco Partners in 2016, Megan was the Vice President of Business Development at Radius Intelligence, a leading provider of predictive marketing software to enterprises. Megan was also the Vice President of Business Development at CardSpring, a payments infrastructure company that added application capabilities to credit cards and was acquired by Twitter. Prior to CardSpring, Megan was a Vice President at Castle Harlan where she focused on private equity investments in the telecommunications, distribution and consumer sectors.

She also worked at Gleacher Mezzanine, investing mezzanine capital in sponsor-backed transactions. Megan began her career as an investment banking analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions group at Morgan Stanley.


M.B.A from Harvard Business School
A.B. from Harvard College


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