Manish Vij

Managing Partner Smile Group

Manish is a distinguished serial entrepreneur in the internet and digital industry, with a journey that began in 1999. As Managing Partner of Smile Group, he has been instrumental in establishing successful ventures in digital media, eCommerce, and gaming.

His keen business acumen led to founding India’s leading digital media agency – Quasar, pioneering adtech company – SVG Media, and eCommerce business – Letsbuy.com. These enterprises have partnered with global giants like WPP, DentsuAegis, Flipkart (A Walmart Co), and attracted venture capital from firms like Tiger Capital, Matrix Partners, and Lightspeed Venture Partners etc. Additionally, his companies have collaborated with major platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Snapchat, and Pinterest.

As one of India’s leading digital venture builders, Manish’s indelible contributions continue to fuel the industry’s growth. He is also revered as an early-stage investor, backing a distinguished portfolio of venture-built companies that includes esteemed names like Zupee, a prominent gaming company in India, Tyroo, one of Asia’s leading digital media companies, Otipy, a prominent social commerce business in India, among others.

Outside of work, Manish embraces adventure, holding a Limca book of record for driving on Icelandic glaciers. Recently, his wanderlust took him to Antarctica, reflecting his passion for exploration.

Manish’s dynamic achievements and zest for life make him a truly exceptional figure in both the business and adventure realms. Find him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/linkmanishvij/.