BIO of Manish Singhal

Manish is a keen technology, people and business leader. He brings in over 24+ years of experience in building hardware and software IP oriented product companies, early stage investing, valuations, deal structuring and strategy advisory across different sectors. He is the Founding Partner of pi Ventures, a venture fund focused on Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and IoT based out of India. He has been active in the startup ecosystem in India for several years. He co-founded LetsVenture.com and led it to become the leading marketplace for startups & early stage investors in India (enabled 15 startups raising their rounds) within a very short span of time. He is a keen mentor of startups and loves working with them as an advisor and an angel investor. Recently, he was rated as one of the top angel investors in India by VC Circle. He has conducted many workshops in different parts of India in guiding entrepreneurs in how to raise funds and also for investors in how to invest funds. He has an open door policy for mentoring and spends his time guiding startups via Microsoft Accelerator, NeN network and other startups reaching out to him directly. Before LetsVenture, he was the India country manager for Sling Media Inc, a Silicon Valley based consumer electronic startup. He built the R&D and product team in India from scratch and took it to a successful acquisition to Echostar Inc in the USA for 380M USD. He is also a founder-mentor for an initiative called Women Entrepreneur Quest, which is an annual event for recognizing and rewarding women entrepreneurs in India. This initiative was founded in 2010 and will be hosting its sixth edition later this year
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