Manik is Founder and CEO of Therma, a technology startup whose mission is to help protect our food, health and planet. Therma builds safety and sustainability tools to eliminate food waste, improve energy efficiency and reduce refrigerant emissions — protecting consumers and combating climate change. Therma is deployed across restaurants, retailers, distributors and manufacturers worldwide, with leading brands including McDonalds, Starbucks, NOW Foods, 7-Eleven and Marriott Hotels.
Previously, Manik co-founded the Governance Lab (GovLab), an innovation center at NYU that develops technology solutions to improve government. He has been recognized amongst the Top 100 Harvard Alumni in Technology, a past Affiliate of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and previously held positions at global investment firm D. E. Shaw & Company and the White House National Economic Council.