General Partner, Highland Capital Partner.
Manish is a General Partner at Highland Capital Partners and is based in Silicon Valley. He invests in companies that observe patterns + problems in our everyday lives and use technology to improve those experiences. He is responsible for the firm’s investment in Omni, Scopely, Shift, SmartThings (acquired by Samsung), Aviate (acquired by Yahoo!), Impermium (acquired by Google), Fleksy (acquired by Pinterest), Disconnect, among a few others.
Manish leads the Summer@Highland entrepreneurship program, which has mentored more than 50 student-led startups from inception. Participants in this program have gone on to raise hundreds of millions in venture capital funding and have been acquired by companies like Google and Dropbox. He also created and leads the Highland Fellows program which focuses on providing students at local universities the opportunity to get exposure to the venture capital industry earlier in their careers.
Prior to Highland, Manish held several leadership roles across Google in its early years. He led Google’s advanced imagery and 3D mapping programs, launched the first search and recommendation engine for Google’s TV initiative and worked extensively with Google’s international offices. Early on at Google, Manish was part of the team that built the company’s advertising systems, developing key components for both AdWords and AdSense. He also served as chief- of-staff to one of the founders working closely with Google’s Executive Management team to formulate, monitor, and execute the company’s overall corporate strategy and goals.
Manish also holds an appointment in the School of Engineering at Stanford University where he teaches design thinking. He is also on the advisory board of the MIT Enterprise Forum (VLAB). Manish graduated from Stanford University, where he earned a B.S. in Engineering and a B.A. in Economics.
While at Stanford, Manish was selected as Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Economics Journal. Manish received the Chilton Award for his work in engineering and the Sobieski Prize for creative thinking in economics. Outside the lab and library, Manish started a number of businesses that quickly failed. Eventually, however, a few ideas were successful.
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