Co-Investor, SVQ (Inventus' Partner in fully financing Seed investments)
Venture Investor since 2006
Silicon Valley operating experience at Google, NewCorps, and
Manu has built successful digital consumer businesses for Google, NewsCorp and numerous startups, and has also applied that expertise in the ongoing consumerization of business software and product led growth. He is currently a Board member or advisor to ActivityHero, Flam, Fortunately.io, HealthifyMe, Nextforce, Stepfunction and Talview. He previously supported Inventus founders at Vivu (ACQ: Polycom), Dhingana (ACQ: Rdio), Genwi (ACQ: Persistent), Disco (ACQ: CultureAmp), Poshmark (IPO: NASDAQ), FarFaria (ACQ: JumpStart), j2play (ACQ: EA), and Credit Sesame.
Manu is a co-founder and Board member of Excelerate.it, a revenue accelerator helping early-stage startups scale dramatically, by connecting them with customers and decision makers at hundreds of Global 5000 corporations.
Prior to Inventus, Manu built several successful digital consumer businesses, for many years at Google shortly after its IPO, then as an early leader at LoLapps in social gaming, and then as 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.
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Disco (ACQ: CultureAmp)
FarFaria (ACQ: Jumpstart)
Vivu (ACQ: Polycom)
INVESTMENTS PRIOR TO INVENTUS
j2play (ACQ: EA)