Harsh Govil joined Motive Partners in 2023 as a Principal on the Motive Ventures investment team based out of the New York office. At Motive, Harsh is responsible for analyzing and executing investment opportunities with a focus on identifying trends and growth for Motive portfolio companies. Harsh is an Advisory Board member of Hero and Nelly in the Motive Ventures portfolio.

Prior to joining Motive, Harsh was a founding member and Principal of embedded/capital, a Berlin based early-stage financial technology investment firm, which was acquired by Motive Partners in February 2023, to form the early-stage arm of the Motive Partners platform. Prior to embedded/capital, Harsh was a Principal at finleap, actively involved in managing the portfolio, including fundraising, M&A and board advisory.

Harsh started his career in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley, focusing on M&A and leveraged finance transactions. He worked across sectors in the M&A Department, including financial technology.

Harsh holds an MBA from INSEAD, an MA in Public Policy from Stanford University, as well as a BA in Economics with Distinction from Stanford University.





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