Manan Mehta of Unshackled on Tahmina’s radio show talking immigrant entrepreneurship on 10/4/16!

Tahmina Watson Showcard-color-NFWe are incredibly thrilled and honored to have Manan Mehta of Unshackled on Tahmina’s radio show “Immigration With Tahmina”  on Desi 1250 am this Tuesday October 4th at 10am PST. With the new proposed rules for international entrepreneurs out, I am excited that Manan is taking time out of his incredibly busy schedule to join us. Tune in to listen to his valuable comments and insights about immigration for entrepreneurs and startup founders. Manan is a trailblazer on these issues and has so much to share with us! manan-mehta-headshot

Manan is a founding partner of Unshackled Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund created to support foreign-born entrepreneurs. Unshackled Ventures is supported by nearly 80 investors, including Brad Feld, First Round Capital, Jerry Yang and the Emerson Collective, founded by Laurene Powell Jobs. Prior to Unshackled Ventures, Manan ran marketing for ed-tech startup Kno that raised over $90M of funding from top VC’s including Andreessen Horowitz, First Round Capital and Floodgate. The company was acquired by Intel in 2013. Before Kno, Manan was an investment banker at the Royal Bank of Canada, with his most notable deal being the $1.9B acquisition of Skype lead by Silver Lake and Andreessen Horowitz in 2009 — later sold to Microsoft for $8.5B.    Most recently, Manan was invited by the White House and the U.S. State Department to speak at President Obama’s annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit held at Stanford University. He’s an active mentor to startups at Stanford University and has been an op-ed contributor in the Huffington Post, ReCode and been featured in the WSJ, Forbes, Bloomberg, Financial Times, CNN and many other national press outlets.

As a first generation American, Manan knows his life is inextricably linked to immigrants. He is a firm believer that immigrants are the heartbeat of American entrepreneurship and is excited about unleashing entrepreneurs to innovate and create opportunities for themselves and society.

Manan will be on my talk show “Immigration with Tahmina” at 10 am on October 4th on Desi 1250 AM.  You can tune into your radio in the greater Seattle area at 1250 AM or listen online at  You can download the Desi 1250am app from the app store. If you have questions, you are welcome to email me in advance at