Investment Director, Impact Investments
Manish joined Nesta Impact Investments in 2015 as an Investment Director and works on the fund's investments across sectors.
Manish is an Investment Director in Nesta’s Impact Investment Team, working across sectors and leading our Healthy Ageing investment partnership with UKRI. Manish is responsible for Nesta's investments in Sumdog, Empiribox, and Mel Science, and has also led various portfolio investments to exits including Futuregov, Q Doctor, BeApplied, Digital Assess, and Synopsis Healthcare.
Prior to joining Nesta in 2015, Manish has been involved in venture capital and private equity for more than a decade, both as an investor and a consultant. He has worked at Sovereign Capital, Terra Firma Capital Partners and Aureos Capital. At Sovereign Capital, his main focus was on Education and Healthcare, where he was involved in key investments including Hillcrest (Outcomes First), GSM, Astrum and Lifetime as well as bolt-on investments for Eden Futures and World Class Learning. Manish started his career as a marketing manager at Colgate Palmolive followed by strategy consulting at Accenture.
Manish is a Mentor to the NHS Innovation Accelerator and grows superhot peppers in his garden during the short English summers.