Manav is the Founder & CEO of Brinc a global venture accelerator that invests in founders around the world that are developing technology enabled physical products across their many global programs with support functions covering sourcing, manufacturing, sales & inventory backed lending.
Manav has invested in 79 companies through Brinc across the areas of connected hardware, robotics & drones with impact areas covering the human body (how we feel), spaces/offices/homes/cities (how we live), sustainable food supplies & systems (how we eat), mobility/transportation (how we move). He is working to transform the traditional VC industry (that has been very hands off in the past) through deep rooted support for founders with programs, services, equity/debt & a variety of technology systems and tools for qualification, verification, investments, education & extended support.
Recently he launched a new program for Brinc in Food Tech that's focused on enabling capabilities, resources and capital for founders building plant (and clean meat) based alternatives to dairy, meat & seafood. Brinc's Food program launched this year in HK and aims to truly make an impact towards developing a more sustainable food supply with a focus on the Chinese market (that aims to go 50% vegetarian by 2030) - they have made 10 investments in this space so far.
Manav is speaking on Panel 1: The Next Gamble