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Manish Patel

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Manish Patel

Director

Manish Patel is a student of human behavior. As a venture capitalist in Silicon Valley he likes to invest at the intersection of technology, business, and the human experience. He is a General Partner for Highland Capital Partners - a US based venture capital firm. Prior to investing, Manish was an early employee at Google where we worked on the product team helping create several of the company's foundational products.

An accomplished inventor holding more than a dozen patents, Patel has taught in the School of Engineering at Stanford since 2015 and also served as a Fellow at Creative Destruction Lab at the University of Toronto since 2018. Previously, he was an Advisory Board Member for the MIT/Stanford Venture Lab. He holds a Bachelor of Art in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Stanford University.