Vikas Desai is a co-founder and partner at WelCan Capital, a venture capital firm focused on impact investing in the cannabis industry. WelCan invests in high-impact, foundational companies across early-stage, plant touching and ancillary businesses. Prior to WelCan, Vikas was a private equity investor at Oaktree Capital Management, a $100+ billion alternative asset manager, where he focused on opportunistic real estate investments and completed over $2+ billion in transactions. Prior to Oaktree, Vikas began his career at Morgan Stanley as an investment banking analyst, focusing on real estate M&A and capital markets. Vikas has also personally invested in multiple technology companies and real estate projects in New York City. Vikas holds a B.S. in Finance and Environmental Studies from the Stern School of Business at New York University.