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Manshu Agarwal

The Founding Partner of Colbridge Ventures, Manshu has over 20 years of experience leading and advising early stage tech  and cleantech firms. Former Founder/CEO of 2 mobile app companies (social consumer and ecommerce), President of a bioelectrical water treatment startup, and BD Director of Synthetic Genomics, a leading bioenergy and genomics firm. Raised over $110m in venture finance across US, Europe, and Asia. Columbia MBA, Cambridge engineer. Based in London.


Elliot Yan

Elliot is a veteran entrepreneur, investor, and technologist. He has over 20 years of experience founding, operating, and exiting early-stage tech startups in media, ad-tech, e-commerce, and fintech. Formerly CEO of VisionNexus, one of the top advertisers on Google, successfully exiting to Looksmart. Worked at Idealab, the original venture studio, under legendary investor Bill Gross. PhD CompSci, Marshall MBA. Based in LA.

Venture Partners

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Puja Balachander

Puja has 10 years of experience driving impact technologies, both as product lead and Founder/CEO.  She currently leads the Venture Launchpad at Carbon13. Previously, as Product Director at Think of Us, she focused on systems change in child welfare. Before that, she was founder/CEO of Devie, a startup helping parents of toddlers, and which she led to exit.  She is a graduate of the American University and holds an MBA from University of Oxford.  Based in London. 


Bruno Van Gompel 

Bruno has over 30 years of experience in the Food & Beverage and Chemicals industries. Until recently he was VP of Technical, Innovation and Supply Chain for Western Europe at Coca-Cola and led the Sustainable Packaging Office. He has served on the Boards for the European Fruit Juice Association and the Plastic Bottle Platform and advises and speaks regularly on innovation, sustainability, supply chain and circularity. Based in Ghent, Belgium.

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