Venture Investor since 2006
Operating Experience: Google (India and USA)
NewCorp and 3 Startups
Manu brings deep experience building digital consumer businesses and the ongoing consumerization of business software. He has supported founders at Vivu (ACQ: Polycom), Dhingana (ACQ: rd.io), Genwi (ACQ: Persistent), Disco (ACQ: CultureAmp), Poshmark (IPO), FarFaria (Acq: JumpStart), j2play (ACQ: EA), Credit Sesame and many more. Manu is currently on the Boards of Flam, Talview and Out of the Blue. Manu co-founded Excelerate.it, dedicated to helping early-stage startups scale by connecting Founders with decision makers at Global 5000 corporations.
Prior to joining Inventus, Manu built several successful digital consumer businesses for Google shortly after its IPO, then joined the early senior team at LoLapps to build a successful social gaming company, and was VP of Products at NewsCorp’s Digital Division. He started his career in the product group at AHWY (IPO) and at startup 123Signup where John & Kanwal were both venture investors and board directors. Manu holds a B.S. from Boston University and a joint MBA from Columbia Business School & The Walter Haas School of Business, Berkeley.