Surya Mantha is a Managing Partner for Capria Ventures. Guiding startups and investment firms with finesse, he’s the driving force behind investment operations in India.
Before joining Capria’s India operations (formerly Unitus Ventures), Surya held prominent leadership positions at Sify, RealNetworks, Peepul Capital and Omidyar Network India Advisors (ONIA).
As a founding member of ONIA, he led investments in e-commerce, digital media, education and government transparency sectors. At least a couple of his early investments at ONIA went on to become unicorns. Surya also served as the CEO of Web18, a Network 18 Group Company. Under his leadership, www.moneycontrol.com grew multi-fold and www.ibnlive.com emerged as one of Asia’s largest news portals. He was also the CEO/MD of Saregama, India’s oldest and largest music label.
Surya earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur and a PhD from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He also has an MBA from the University of Rochester, NY. He currently lives in Bangalore, India, with his family.