Manu Gupta is a General Partner at Lakestar and invests in technology companies worldwide. In the last 15 years, he has worked as a Java coder, software product designer, enterprise marketer, tech banker, and venture capitalist. Investments or board representations include Taulia, Algomi, GoEuro, Tictail, Desado, Sailogy, Global Leads Group, as well as historic investments in emerging markets such as Brazil, Turkey & India. Exits include Maker Studios / Disney, BrandsExclusive / APN, Markafoni / Naspers, Casacanda / Fab. Prior to Lakestar, Manu was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs, heading the European Internet coverage effort, as well as advising on tech M&A and IPOs in San Francisco and London. He started as a Software Engineer and Product Manager at Oracle Corporation, helping design some of Oracle’s very early mobile applications, and programming in the first incarnations of Java at Sun Microsystems. Manu has an MBA from the University of Chicago and studied Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS) from UC Berkeley.