Manjari Chandran-Ramesh


Manjari joined Amadeus in 2021 as a Partner in the Early-Stage Fund. Her investment focus is on AI, Robotics and Quantum Technologies. She is the Amadeus representative on several boards including Ravelin, NuQuantum, Seldon, and Tenzo.

Manjari started her career in academia as a researcher and college lecturer at Oxford University, later moving to technology transfer at the University where she was responsible for commercialising intellectual property. Manjari then worked at IP Group plc, managing technology investments from deal origination to exit. She was responsible for the trade sale of TheySayLtd (emotional AI acquired by Aptean), secondary share sale exit in ConcirrusLtd (AI in InsureTech), 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, setting up an initial £12m accelerator fund in partnership with Innovate UK.

Manjari is on the Strategic Advisory Board that advises the UK Government’s National Quantum Technologies Programme. She is a member of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Enterprise Hub Committee, a mentor for Creative Destruction Labs and a Kauffman Fellow of Class 28.

Manjari 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, she completed an Internship at Google (now Alphabet) and has a BE in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from the University of Madras. She is fluent in English, Tamil, Hindi and beginner’s Japanese.

Manjari is the Amadeus contact for