Manu is a seasoned internet executive and Venture Partner at Inventus since 2008. Manu brings a well respected operating record with both Silicon Valley startups and cross-border US-India companies. Currently VP of Products at Myspace, Manu previously oversaw strategy, marketing, business and corporate development at Lolapps, a 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.
Manu has been active with Inventus for nearly 3 years informally diligencing new investments as well as advising and mentoring Inventus entrepreneurs at Farfaria, Spotzot, Vivu (Acq Polycomm), Genwi, Dhingana, 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.
Manu holds a B.S. from Boston University and a joint MBA from Columbia Business School and Walter Haas School of Business.