Manu joined Inventus following over a decade of success as an angel investor and executive in high-growth internet startups.

Industry Executive

Manu has a well respected operating record in the consumer internet space.  Manu was most recently VP of Products at NewsCorp’s Digital Division.   Prior to that he oversaw strategy, marketing, business and corporate development at Lolapps, a Silicon Valley startup where he transformed the company into a promising social gaming business.  Before  Lolapps,  Manu was on the product team at Google where he worked on several products including  Gmail, Calendar, Doubleclick, OpenSocial, and Orkut.  Manu lead product at AHWY (IPO) and 123 Signup before Google.

Venture Investor

Manu has been active with Inventus since 2008, informally diligencing new investments as well as co-investing in, advising and mentoring Inventus entrepreneurs particularly at Vivu (ACQ: Polycom), Dhingana (ACQ: rd.io), Genwi, and Credit Sesame. He has also advised entrepreneurs in India (Games2Win, Sapplica and Popcorn Apps), Canada (j2play (ACQ: EA) and Social Game Universe) and Brasil (Mentez).

Education

Manu holds a B.S. from Boston University and a joint MBA from Columbia Business School and Walter Haas School of Business. He is also a TiE charter member, actively mentoring entrepreneurs.

Speaker at

  • Google I/O, TieCon (US and India), Inside Social, Usenix, Digital LA, GMIC (Global Mobile Internet Conference), Game Developer Workshop, Vator, and more
  • University conferences at: IIM, ISB, UC Berkeley, UCLA