About Us

Manifex is an evergreen private investment firm established in 2014 to manage pooled investments by knowledgeable investors in a targeted portfolio of new ventures.

Manifex recruits additional investment from time to time from individuals or corporations with an interest and ability to contribute both financially and through participation on the Manifex board.

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Our Philosophy

Manifex Pty Ltd has a versatile structure to support early returns to shareholders and opportunities for reinvestment.

Manifex operates very closely (is co-located) with VCAMM and related research institutes. This provides opportunity to assess opportunities that are being pre-qualified and supported to ‘investible’ state by the institutions.

Manifex operates with a lean management philosophy which provides ability to manage investment capital tranches appropriate to the business needs at the time.

It also operates on a low management overhead, leveraging the expertise and business networks of the company board.

Dr. Jerome Donovan

Strategic Advisor

Dr. Donovan is currently working on a range of development projects within ASEAN, conducting capacity building with government partners and technical assistance with the private sector aimed at improving the impact of foreign investment on development within the region and SME competitiveness. This include with the Philippines Board of Investments, Lao Ministry of Planning and Investment, Thailand Board of Investment, Myanmar Directorate for Investment and Company Administration and the Indonesian National Development Planning Agency. He has also been a Program Leader of SME Engagement, Education and Innovation Management within the Advanced Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre.

Dr. Eryadi K Masli

Strategic Advisor

Dr. Masli has extensive business and advisory experience in fund raising for corporations in the Southeast Asia region.  He has worked as an investment banker in Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore, concluded major deals including leading the initial public offerings (IPO) of major corporations, advising mergers and acquisitions (M&A) for multinationals, and raising funds via syndicated loans for local companies.  At the moment, Dr. Masli is providing advice on policy formation and data analytics projects for the Ministry of Planning and Investment in Lao PDR. He is also Principal Advisor-Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Developmentto the National Agency for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (NATEC) of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Republic of Vietnam, to support NATEC-associated initiatives to develop the start-up and innovation eco-system of Vietnam.