Manish Jain is a member of Trilogy’s investing team and his responsibilities include evaluating potential investments and supporting Trilogy’s portfolio companies. Manish joined Trilogy after 10 years with J.P. Morgan Chase in New York. Most recently, he worked in the bank’s Chief Investment Office & Treasury group within the Portfolio Strategy team. His primary responsibilities included macroeconomic and cross-asset research, as well as interest rate sensitivity analysis. Prior to that, Manish was an equity research analyst covering the telecom, cable, and satellite services sector, which included over 30 domestic and multinational companies with market capitalizations ranging from $100 million to more than $200 billion. His coverage provided exposure to the broader technology and media ecosystems.
Manish has a BS in Finance and Accounting from New York University’s Stern School of Business. A recent transplant to the Pacific Northwest, Manish enjoys hiking, skiing and soccer, as well as reading biographies.
Manish currently serves as a board observer for PushSpring.
Why do you enjoy this business?
Working in venture capital means that I am constantly in learning mode. There is always a new industry or technology to learn about and every day is different. It is incredibly exciting.
What do you think is the most challenging aspect of your job?
Catching the small details. Those are the ones that often tell you the most about the likely success of an entrepreneur or business. We come across a lot of great entrepreneurs and businesses with huge market opportunities, but the smaller, underlying details behind those individuals and teams are often what determine success.
What about the start-up process most interests you?
Interacting with amazing, talented entrepreneurs. These individuals have an opportunity to completely change a market, and maybe create a brand new one. Playing a small role in that is pretty cool.