Manish is a keen technology, people and business leader. He brings in over 24+ years of experience in building hardware and software IP oriented product companies, early stage investing, valuations, deal structuring and strategy advisory across sectors. He is the Founding Partner of pi Ventures, a venture fund focused on Machine Learning, Artiﬁcial Intelligence and IoT based out of India.
Manish has been active in the start-up ecosystem in India for several years. He co-founded LetsVenture.com and led it to become the leading marketplace for startups & early stage investors in India (enabled 15 startups raising their rounds) within a very short span of time. Before LetsVenture, Manish was the India country manager for Sling Media Inc, a silicon valley based consumer electronic start-up. He built the R&D and product team in India from scratch and took it to a successful acquisition to Echostar Inc in the USA for USD 380M.
Manish is also a founder mentor for an initiative called Women Entrepreneur Quest, which is an annual event for recognizing and rewarding women entrepreneurs in India. He has contributed to the standardisation of MPEGJ4 standard and holds couple of video technology patents to his name. Manish is a keen sports enthusiast and a published wildlife photographer.