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:
We believe in transparency and direct, unfiltered communication. We hold additional, active advising relationships with many of our portfolio companies
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
We prefer to invest where our industry experience and network add value. It's our job to give you an unfair advantage
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
The firm was founded and is led by Manesh. He has over 23 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. Nikhil, who graduated Caltech with majors in Computer Science and in Business, Economics, and Management and as a member of the Men's Varsity Soccer team, serves as a primary advisor focused on technology. Amit, who graduated Penn's Jerome Fisher Program in Management in Technology with a degree in Finance from Wharton and a degree in Computer Science from Penn Engineering, acts as an advisor as well.
Manesh GuptaManaging Director
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.
Below you'll find our general contact information. Emails are generally answered within one week, so if you don't hear back feel free to reach out again. 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.
Manesh invested in Urgently when he got to know the team as we were just starting to sketch out our mission in the coffee shop. He and the team contributed far more than just capital as we developed and brought to market our vision, including key introductions that developed into important future relationships.
Manesh and the team at Maan Ventures have been great partners to Sorcero. They are eager to help, richly networked, and generous with their time and expertise. I am thrilled to continue engaging with them as we grow and expect that they will add even more value over time.
Maan Ventures understands the intricacies of early-stage funding that few do. As former entrepreneurs/founders, Maan Ventures really connected with us on all levels. We look forward to continued growth with Manesh and his team.
Dr. Michael Fang
Maan Ventures quickly recognized the market potential for Fend's technology and has opened doors to new markets. Manesh has worked closely with our team to help us grow and line up our next set of investors. His team has worked with us on financial modeling, pitch, and strategy to help ensure we achieve our mission.
Maan Ventures has been involved with Numem from the start and supportive every step of the way. They are long-term investors who help us and our company grow by facilitating strategic discussions and leveraging their network.