An experienced company builder in the digital consumer space, Manu has worked with or led Inventus at Vivu (ACQ: Polycom), Dhingana (ACQ: rd.io), Genwi (ACQ: Persistent), Poshmark, Credit Sesame and currently leads Inventus investments in Activity Hero, Disco, FarFaria and NextForce. He has advised entrepreneurs addressing global markets from India (Games2Win, Sapplica and Popcorn Apps), Canada (j2play (ACQ: EA), Social Game Universe) and from Brasil (Mentez). Manu helped form Startup Bridge India, connecting dozens of the most promising global startups coming out of India with partners and investors across Silicon Valley.
Manu built several successful digital consumer businesses for Google shortly after it’s IPO, and then joined the senior team at LoLapps, a successful social gaming startup. Just prior to joining Inventus Manu was VP of Products at NewsCorp’s Digital Division. He started his career in product group at AHWY (IPO) and startup 123Signup where John & Kanwal were Board Directors.
Manu holds a B.S. from Boston University and a joint MBA from Columbia Business School and Walter Haas School of Business, Berkeley. He’s a TiE charter member actively mentoring entrepreneurs.