Manoj Kumar

About Manoj Kumar
  • Founder Director & CEO, Social Alpha (Foundation for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship)
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Manoj is a senior advisor to Tata Trusts, where, in addition to his advisory role, he also owns the executive responsibility for all university/institutional partnerships, and manages the Innovations/R&D portfolio. Manoj has conceived and co-founded the Foundation for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (FISE) to nurture social innovators through their lab to market journey. He is parallely setting up a social sector venture fund with a charter to invest in high impact, early stage product startups. Manoj is also the architect and chief evangelist of Social Alpha, an ecosystem stack that aims to provide full lifecycle, Idea-to-Impact support to social innovators and entrepreneurs. 

Prior to his association with Tata Trusts, Manoj co-founded Malgharia, a boutique consulting firm that helps companies identify and address their most critical challenges and turn around business performance. He has been an entrepreneur as well as an angel/seed investor with about 15 startups in his current portfolio. He has also worked for over two decades in application software and financial services firms, playing global leadership roles, mostly in the areas of Corporate Strategy, M&A, Business Development, R&D, Innovation, and Product Management. Manoj serves on the advisory and governing boards of a number of companies, including a few non-profits and research institutions.


Morning Plenary – The Continuum of Social Investing

09 Jun 2017

This session will discuss the range of approaches to funding social impact, the inherent challenges involved and opportunities for greater use of hybrid approaches. AVPN considers social investing to encompass philanthropy, venture philanthropy and impact investing.

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