Manu is an entrepreneur turned investor. He is the founder and Chief Firestarter at K9 Ventures, a technology-focused micro-VC fund based in Palo Alto, California. K9 invests in teams of technical founders Silicon Valley, who are creating new technology or opening new markets, with a direct revenue model.
Manu was the founder of SneakerLabs (acquired by Octane/E.piphany), iMeet (merged with Netspoke, acquired by Premiere Conferencing), CardMunch (acquired by LinkedIn), a founding advisor to Lytro, and is the co-founder of eShares.
He holds a Bachelors in Electrical and Computer Engineering with University Honors and a Masters in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon, and a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford with a distinction in teaching.
Manu is an investor in CrowdFlower, Twilio, DNAnexus, HighlightCam, CardMunch, Lytro, Zimride, IndexTank (acquired by LinkedIn), BackType (acquired by Twitter), EasyESI, card.io (acquired by PayPal), Baydin, LucidChart, Torbit (acquired by Walmart Labs), Occipital, TapCanvas, 3Gear Systems, eShares, LocoMotive Labs, Coin, MobileSpan and Tangible Play.
Founder & Chief Firestarter
Apr, 2008 - Current (over 9 years)
Founding Advisor & Investor
Sep, 2005 - Current (almost 12 years)
|Mar 24, 2017||Tech2 - Xiaomi sells about 2.5 lakh units of Redmi 4A in 4 minutes with 1,500 orders per second|
|Feb 17, 2017||BGR.in - Xiaomi promotes Manu Kumar Jain to Global Vice President and Managing Director for India|
|Jan 5, 2017||Andoird Authority - Xiaomi’s revenue topped $1 billion in India last year|
|Nov 30, 2016||BGR.in - Lenovo claims it sells 25% of all smartphones sold online in India|
|Nov 28, 2016||BGR.in - Xiaomi sales grow 150% in India, sells 2 million smartphones in Q3 2016: Manu Kumar Jain|
|Oct 19, 2016||Economic Times - Xiaomi aiming for India No. 1 slot in 3-5 years: Lei Jun|
|Jul 5, 2016||BGR.in - Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 to go on sale tomorrow|
|Jun 30, 2016||Mattermark - Mattermark Daily – Thursday, June 30th, 2016|