Manish Karani

Non-Executive Director

Manish Karani is a Non-Executive Director at Forbes Ventures. Mr. Karani is a Director and Co-Founder of Guild-Ventures Private Equity, a private equity and mergers and acquisitions advisory firm founded in January 2015. Guild Ventures has had a specific focus on real estate and consumer retail transactions and in 2016 advised on the disposal, acquisition and fund raisings of over Eur210m of transactions. From 2010-2015, Mr. Karani worked for Coutts & Co in a variety of roles in London, Zurich and Singapore. These roles included working in the Office of the CEO on Business Strategy for the bank as well as in fund product development (private equity and asset management), which resulted in over $400mln if new capital being raised as a result of new products and funds. Mr. Karani began his career at Grant Thornton UK LLP in Restructuring, Recovery and Reorganization. In this role, he was involved in the restructuring, winding down and sale of assets for businesses with annual turnovers between GBP5-200mln per annum. Mr. Karani graduated from Nottingham University with a Degree in Industrial Economics.