Manish Singhal is a keen technology, people and business leader. He has been active in the deep tech space for close to 28 years now, first as an engineer and the last decade as an investor. In 2016, he founded pi Ventures, a deep tech AI focused venture fund based in India. He has been active in the startup eco-system 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. 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.
After doing his engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1992, he has been instrumental in building several products and teams in different startups and established organisations like Sling Media, Ittiam Systems and Motorola. He has contributed to the standardisation of MPEG-4 standard and holds couple of video technology patents to his name. Now, at pi Ventures, he is keen to back deep tech companies creating 10x differentiated businesses. His fund has 12 investments till date comprising of companies like Locus, SigTuple, Niramai, Wysa, True Lark etc He is also a keen wildlife photographer and a psychologist.