Dr. Manjari Chandran-Ramesh, is a Deep-Tech & Software Venture Investor at IP Group plc. She takes an active role as a non-executive director in a number of software and quantum companies and has over a decade of experience in commercialising deep-tech intellectual property. At IP Group, she also leads the Quantum Technology portfolio. She manages technology investments from deal origination to exit, having been responsible for the trade sale of TheySay Ltd (acquired by Aptean), secondary share sale exit in Concirrus as well as sourcing and working with the founding team to build Quantum Motion Ltd. She has also been the acting Chair of Boxarr and Quantum Motion, and during her tenure as Chair at Quantum Motion, the company became the first Quantum Computing hardware company in the UK to successfully raise an over-subscribed series A round. She runs the Investment Accelerator in Quantum Technologies as the exclusive partner of Innovate UK and was invited by the European Investment Fund’s conference in 2019 to give a keynote address about Quantum Computing. An engineer by background, Manjari has a PhD from the University of Oxford specialising in machine learning and autonomous vehicles, which she did on a Rhodes Scholarship. She has been a professional musician (Indian classical music) for 23 years having won the All India Radio National Competition, similar to the BBC young musicians award but gave it up to enable more time to support her 2 daughters when they started their musical journey in western classical music. She also serves as a governor at her local primary school.
Dr. Manjari Chandran-Ramesh
Deep-tech venture investor, IP Group plc