About Me

Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, Board Advisor, and Career Coach. Founder of Thynk Different where we help Ideate / Create / Propagate new technology ! As an entrepreneur, Maneesh co-founded NeuVis (acq by IBM Rational) where he raised over $80 million and grew the company to over 350 employees. At Huntington House, he created the first online #sustainable development marketplace, at MondoWindow, he setup the worlds first browser based moving map #IFE company. Investing experience includes tenure as a Founder / MD at Visium Ventures (acq by Visium Asset) and Connecticut Innovations, where he invested in Mobile, Enterprise Software, Marketing Automation, and the IOT. Investments and Board advisory roles include Booodl, BrainScape, CircleHealth Link, Fandistro, Fusar, Generate, Kaptur, Manjoor Estates, Mentii and YellowDig. CT Innovations investments include Frevvo, Keisense (acq by Nuance), NetKey (acq by NCR), ROI (acq by Revionics), ShopText (acq by Anomaly), and SmartEquip. Maneesh was also instrumental in the exits of Premise (acq by Eclipsys) and SilverSky (acq by BAE Systems). He was also on the Board of HigherOne (NYSE:ONE) Maneesh has also undertaken a number of leadership roles in nonprofit organizations, and as an active alumnus of Columbia Business School, has helped many students and alumni to succeed in startup and investing roles and furthered the goals of the school to expand and deepen relationships with top employers in India, Silicon Valley and NYC. He is the Founding Career Coach at CBS, where he teaches classes, conducts industry panels, advises students and alumni one-on-one, and leads global trips. He also serves on the Lang Entrepreneurial Center advisory boards. Charter Member of TIE Silicon Valley & New York, Columbia Venture Community, Columbia Lion Labs, and Yale Entrepreneurial Society and a mentor to the New Museum Incubator.