Manik is a pioneer of venture capital in India. He was until recently Founder & Managing Director of IDG Ventures India, one of the premier VC firms in India. During his nine years of building the firm, Manik and his colleagues made over 30 early and expansion stage technology investments. These include many of today’s e-Commerce leaders such as Flipkart, Myntra, Firstcry and Lenskart. Manik has been named on the ‘Digirati’ list of 25 Powerful People in Indian Digital Business.
Prior to IDG, Manik was a technology investor at Battery Ventures in Silicon Valley and started his investment career with General Atlantic. Previously, he worked in senior sales and operating roles with i-DNS.net, American Express and MasterCard International in New York and Singapore. His early career was as a strategy consultant with The Boston Consulting Group in South East Asia.
Manik is both a Kauffman Fellow and a Mentor at the Center for Venture Education, home of the Kauffman Fellows Society of global venture capitalists. He holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from Swarthmore College where he received a McCabe Fellowship to pursue his MBA from the Sloan School at MIT.