Stream: Artificial Intelligence
Manjari Chandran-Ramesh joined Amadeus in 2021 and focuses on investments in the areas of machine learning, AI, robotics and quantum technologies. She has more than a decade of experience in the tough-to-commercialize university IP sector. Prior to Amadeus, Manjari worked at IP Group PLC, where she managed technology investments from deal origination to exit, and was responsible for the trade sale of TheySay Ltd (emotional AI acquired by Aptean), the secondary share sale exit in Concirrus Ltd (insurance tech), and sourcing and working with the founding team to build Quantum Motion Ltd (Quantum Computing in Silicon). She created and led IP Group’s Quantum Technologies investment strategy and set up an initial £12m accelerator fund that was run in exclusive partnership with Innovate UK.
Previously, Manjari was a technology transfer manager at Oxford University Innovation Ltd, who was responsible for commercializing university intellectual property. Prior to that, she was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford. As part of her PhD, she also completed an Internship at Google (now Alphabet).
Manjari holds a PhD from the University of Oxford in machine learning and autonomous vehicles which she did on a Rhodes Scholarship. She earned her bachelor’s in electronics, instrumentation and computer science engineering from the University of Madras. She is fluent in English, Tamil, Hindi and beginners Japanese.