Manish joined Trilogy in 2016. His responsibilities include evaluating venture investments and working with Trilogy’s portfolio companies. Prior to joining Trilogy, Manish spent several years with J.P. Morgan Chase in New York. Most recently, he worked in J.P. Morgan’s Chief Investment Office, where he helped develop portfolio strategy for the firm’s securities portfolio within a team of data scientists, portfolio managers, and research analysts. Additionally, Manish was a research analyst to the Chief Investment Officer, a member of the firm’s Operating Committee. He started his career as a sell-side equity analyst covering the Communications sector for the firm’s institutional investor clients. With his coverage, he saw the impact of major industry trends, including the evolution from 2G to 4G, the launch of the iPhone, and the shift to over the top streaming video services. His coverage included over 30 domestic and multinational telecom, cable, and satellite services companies with market capitalizations ranging from $100 million to more than $200 billion.
Manish has a BS in Finance and Accounting from New York University’s Stern School of Business and is a CFA® charterholder. Outside of Trilogy, he serves on the Finance and Investment Committee for the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship. In his spare time, he can be found spending time with his wife, on the soccer field or hiking in the Cascades.
Seattle just has this amazing energy. As a transplant from the East Coast, when I moved out here to Seattle, I was drawn in by the strength of the technology ecosystem here. There are so many great things happening, both with large companies like the Amazons and Microsofts of the world, but equally at the startup level. There is broad innovation across enterprise and consumer, whether we’re talking about cloud technology, security, financial tech, marketplaces… you name it. With that, Seattle has become a top startup center, led by ambitious entrepreneurs and a close-knit set of investors. I think this is just the beginning. There’s so much that lies ahead for the Seattle community.
Whether we’re talking to an entrepreneur that simply has an idea, has a plan, or we’re talking to a repeat entrepreneur that already has some traction in place and is looking for their investment partner, what Trilogy brings to the table ultimately is partnership. We’re ready to be your partner with whatever the challenge is, whether it’s scaling the business in terms of sales strategy, determining technology direction, determining how to build out the team, or raising that next round of financing. We’re ready to be your first phone call and draw upon the collective strength of our team to help you continue to scale and continue to grow to that next level.
Recruiting for scarce engineering talent is time-consuming, inconsistent, and impossible to scale. When childhood friends James Wu and Allen Lu saw the challenges enterprises experienced building machine learning and data science teams, they decided to build a technical screening tool that expedites and improves the candidate hiring process.
Boundless empowers families to navigate the immigration system more confidently, rapidly, and affordably. Founder Xiao Wang’s family came to the US from China when he was very young, spending five months of rent money on immigration lawyers because they weren’t privy to the complex system. This experience—a pain felt by millions of families worldwide—was one Boundless set out to fix.
When brothers Fahim and Naeem ul Haq were unable to find continuing education platforms to learn new coding techniques, languages, and skills, they decided to start their own. Educative’s courses contain quizzes and coding challenges that dynamically match the ability of the learner. When we invested in Fahim and Naeem in 2018, the two founders had bootstrapped the business to meaningful revenue.
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