Planting seeds

Investing in founders, fit, and the future

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About Us

Maan Ventures was founded in late 2014. We are a venture capital firm focused on early-stage startups. We deploy capital in Angel, Seed, and occasionally Series A rounds. We've invested in a variety of industries from hardware security to medical devices. All our investments and partnerships have the following things in common:

Open Communication

We believe in transparency and direct, unfiltered communication. We hold additional, active advising relationships with many of our portfolio companies

Founder Trust

We invest in founders who are experts. If we can't add value in a situation, we won't question or interfere with your operational autonomy

Strategic Capital

We prefer to invest where our industry experience and network add value. It's our job to give you an unfair advantage

Long Term

We help our founders as they raise Series A/B funding. We will help you know when you're ready to scale and help you find the right partners


Manesh Gupta

Managing Partner

The firm was founded and is led by Managing Partner Manesh. He has over 25 years of experience leading NikSoft which he founded in 1998. He has extensive expertise in operations management and business development, especially in the federal space.
For over a decade now, he has been helping entrepreneurs in the DMV-area and beyond build businesses and navigate the world of Venture Capital. Maan Ventures portfolio companies have gone on to raise hundreds of millions.


Selected portfolio companies. Firms which are not listed here are still in stealth mode or omitted for reasons pertaining to the privacy of founders or sensitive nature of the startup.

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Below you'll find our general contact information. We love chatting with and meeting motivated founders. Whether you're thinking about starting, looking for seed, or funded already, we'd love to chat. If you're interested in working for one of our portfolio companies, send a resume to the email address below to be put in touch.


Reston, VA


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