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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


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. 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, is a partner with a technology focus. 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 advising Partner as well.

Manesh Gupta

Managing Partner

Nikhil Gupta


Amit Gupta



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. 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.


Reston, VA


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