Manu Gupta is a Partner at Lakestar and invests in internet and software companies, across all geographies and stages. For 15 years he has been passionate about technology and actively working in the industry in a variety of roles ranging from software engineering, product design, tech corporate finance, and investing. Recent investments have spanned e-commerce, adtech, digital media, fintech, and travel business models, and across US/WE and emerging markets such as Brazil, MENA and India.Prior to Lakestar, Manu spent considerable time at Goldman Sachs, both as an Executive Director in London leading the Internet coverage effort for Europe, as well as in San Francisco advising on tech M&A and IPOs. He began his career by holding roles as both 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 holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from UC Berkeley.