VC  Unshackled Ventures

     Office Locations:

435 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 408-386-4030



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet



    Founded in 2014, Unshackled Ventures is an investment firm that looks to help immigrant-founded startups succeed faster. The firm will invest up to $300k per company and seeks to lead pre-seed rounds, targeting 8-15% equity ownership. Unshackled is supported by 80+ highly influential investors, including Brad Feld, First Round Capital, Jerry Yang and Laurene Powell Jobs. The fund has made more than a dozen investments in nearly 30 founders born in 6 different continents.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Manan Mehta Founding Partner
    Maria Salamanca Senior Associate
    Nitin Pachisia Founding Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Brite Health
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      Grid Raster
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      Pluto AI
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      Pod Foods
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      Starsky Robotics
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