ABOUT

Manas Ventures

At Manas Ventures we are redefining the way that venture capital and disruptive business interact.  With a proven, experienced team focused on identifying the needs of future populations and industries, our advisory and capital formation strategies allow us to not only recognize and nurture world changing partners, but also help them bring their vision to fruition.

 

 
Our Team
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Steve Gershick,
Managing Partner

steve@manasventuresllc.com 

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Rahul Dixit,
Partner
Chief Medical and Technology Officer

rahul@manasventuresllc.com 

Mr. Gershick is an experienced senior “C-Level” executive substantial hands-on financial and operational experience in early stage and hyper-growth private and public companies.  He has extensive experience in both private and public company business planning & strategy, corporate finance including reverse acquisitions, debt and equity-based seed, venture, mezzanine, institutional, and PIPE financing, with interface with the investment community at all levels.  He has a strong background in business planning, new product launch and rollout, strategic alliance formation and management, mergers & acquisitions, due diligence, global technology licensing and public company reporting, compliance and governance. 

Dr. Dixit was educated at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Case Western Reserve. He completed a double fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Miami and Hepatology/Liver Transplant at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Dixit has continued to perform and organize research trials that improves his ability to treat patients. He has advised many VC and Incubators that are medically and nutritionally focused CPG and technology start‐ups. 

Dr. Dixit carries years of experience with functional consumable related products and treating patients of diverse disease states. 

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Johnnie Hernandez, Partner

johnnie@manasventuresllc.com

Johnnie Hernandez is a proven, Fortune 50 business executive; retail expert; passionate life and business coach, public speaker; and entrepreneur. Over the course of his successful 35-year career, Johnnie has developed a simple but very powerful philosophy: The best way to deliver lasting business results is to put people first.

Johnnie honed his operational and talent management skills at Best Buy, developing a reputation as a leader who delivered exceptional business results by consistently driving the highest team engagement scores for this Fortune 50 company. For more than 28 years, he built a reputation as a leader focused on employee development, operational design, retail execution and culture change. 

Johnnie is a sought-after expert in retail operations, merchandising, and omni-channel among major U.S. retailers, turnarounds, start-ups and has spoken regularly on a variety of leadership and business topics in the corporate and academic sectors.

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