Manu brings deep experience building digital consumer businesses, and has worked with the founders at Vivu (ACQ: Polycom), Dhingana (ACQ: rd.io), Genwi (ACQ: Persistent), Poshmark, Credit Sesame. Manu is currently on the Boards of Activity Hero, Disco, and FarFaria while advising the team at NextForce. Prior to joining Inventus in 2011, Manu advised entrepreneurs at Games2Win, Sapplica, Popcorn Apps, j2play (ACQ: EA), Social Game Universe) and Mentez. Manu helped form Startup Bridge, dedicated to helping early-stage startups scale by connecting Founders with customers and strategic partners across the U.S.
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.