Mr. Manik Arora is Founder & Managing Director of IDG Ventures India Advisors. IDG Ventures manages over US$6 Billion globally and has a portfolio of over 200 technology companies. Manik currently serves on the Board of Directors at Vserv Digital, Brainbees (Firstcry.com), Ozone Media and Sourcebits Technologies. He has over 16 years of industry experience, including 8 years of venture investing experience.
Prior to IDG Ventures, Manik was at Battery Ventures in Silicon Valley where he led the firm's India practice and worked with General Atlantic in Singapore. At Battery and GA, he worked on India technology investments such as Travelguru (acquired by Travelocity) and Patni Computers (IPO).
Manik was part of the founding management team at GA-backed i-DNS.net International, the global leader in multilingual Internet DNS technology. Previously, Manik managed global outsourcing initiatives for American Express in New York and ran sales and marketing for MasterCard in Singapore. His early career was at The Boston Consulting Group in India and South East Asia advising clients on strategy, operations and organizational building.
In 2012, Manik was named on the ‘Digirati’ list of Top 25 Powerful People in Indian Digital Business. He is a Kauffman Fellow at the Center for Venture Education and a Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE). Manik holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from Swarthmore College where he received a McCabe Fellowship to pursue his MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.