Manu is a Principal with the Inventus Capital Partners. He is a seasoned internet executive whom the Principal Advisors have known for some time, and who has been co-investing in and advising Inventus portfolio companies since 2008.
Industry Executive – Manu has a well respected operating record with both Silicon Valley startups and cross-border US-India companies. Manu was most recently VP of Products at NewsCorp’s Digital Division. Manu previously oversaw strategy, marketing, business and corporate development at Lolapps, a Silicon Valley startup where he transformed the company into a promising social gaming business. Prior to Lolapps, he was on the product team at Google where he worked on several products including the launch of Gmail, Calendar, OpenSocial, and Orkut and spent over a year with Google in India.
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, Dhingana, Genwi, and Credit Sesame. He has also advised entrepreneurs in India (Games2Win, Sapplica and Popcorn Apps), Canada (j2play and Social Game Universe) and Brasil (Mentez). j2play was acquired by EA in 2009 and Vivu was acquired by Polycom in 2011.
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 and actively mentors entrepreneurs.