Manjari joined Amadeus in 2021 as a Partner in the Early-Stage Fund. Her current investment focus is on platform AI, Robotics, IoT and Quantum Technologies. She is a Director on several boards including Ravelin, NuQuantum, Seldon, and Tenzo.
Manjari started her career in academia as a researcher and college lecturer in the University of Oxford, before moving to technology transfer at the University, responsible for commercialising intellectual property. From there she moved to Venture investing, working at IP Group plc, where she managed technology investments from deal origination to exit, and was responsible for the trade sale of TheySay Ltd (emotional AI acquired by Aptean), secondary share sale exit in Concirrus Ltd (insurance tech), and sourcing and working with the founding team to build Quantum Motion Ltd (Quantum Computing in Silicon). Manjari created and led IP Group’s Quantum Technologies investment strategy and set-up an initial £12m accelerator fund that was run in exclusive partnership with Innovate UK.
Manjari joined Class 28 of the Kauffman Fellows Programme in May 2023 and holds a PhD from the University of Oxford in Machine Learning and Autonomous Vehicles, which she did on a Rhodes Scholarship. As part of her PhD, Manjari completed an Internship at Google (now Alphabet) and has a bachelors in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from the University of Madras.
She is fluent in English, Tamil, Hindi and beginners Japanese.