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Manish Kheterpal

Managing Partner, WaterBridge Ventures

Manish Kheterpal is a private markets investor with over 15 years of experience in venture capital and private equity, and 6 years of operating experience in technology, telecom and education sectors. Manish has led and managed over $500Million of investments throughout his investment career, mostly in India and across the US-India corridor.

Currently he is a Managing Partner with WaterBridge Ventures, an early-stage VC firm focused on investments in India or in global companies with a strong India connect. His investments at WaterBridge include leading start-ups like Chalo, Dataweave, Magicpin, PocketPills, SocialCops, Unacademy and 9Stacks.

Prior to WaterBridge Ventures founding in 2016, Manish spent 11 years working in senior investment roles at Rho Ventures, Actis Capital and Providence Equity Partners. Manish’s achievements during this period included investments in Idea Cellular, Hathaway Cable (Providence); Phoenix Lamps, Dalmia Group (Actis); as well as BroadLogic, LightPointe (Rho).

Earlier Manish spent 6 years in product marketing and product management roles with telco firm Ciena (acquisition of Cyras) as well as with multinational IT services firm Infosys.

Manish has spent a year working on an entrepreneurial venture in the education sector, and he has been an active angel investor in India and the US. Manish is an active member of entrepreneurship focused networks such as Stanford Angels and TiE.

Outside of his fund portfolio BoD positions, Manish sits on the Boards of a fibre broadband provider Spectra, a higher education institution Fortune Institute of International Business (FIIB), Stanford India Alumni board, and (formerly) the Shri Ram School in Delhi.

Manish graduated with a bachelor’s degree in engineering from IIT Delhi (1996) and received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business (2004).

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