Farhan Manjiyani, based in Austin, TX, is the youngest rep on the sales floor of high-growth, profitable startup TrendKite. By applying the power of big data analytics, TrendKite dramatically improves the real time detection of brand relevant news, quantifies how it impacts the brand, their competitors, and the industry, and enables beautiful reporting with a single click. In addition, Farhan is Chief Operating Officer at a rapidly growing startup called Seekr. Through an innovative marketplace, Seekr empowers you to get paid to do what you love. Like most startups, his role is mainly putting out fires across the organization. His prior experiences range from consulting, business development, and change management experiences spanning 4 countries and 3 continents at organizations such as PwC, Altamont Group, and CoverGo.
Farhan has a long history of serving the communities in which he resides as well as his own community — the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims. A few examples include serving as “Magician” (Change Management Consultant) for Jubilee Monuments Corporation — a non-profit organization that focuses on spiritual, intellectual, emotional and social development of Ismaili Muslim youth, Head of Operations at The Ismaili Student — a civil society initiative which seeks to develop technologies to aid the progress of the Ismaili community, as well as building relationships as community manager for IPN Build — an invite-only online community for founders, startup employees, mentors, advisors, angel investors, and VC’s.
A fun fact about Farhan is that he is a points and miles aficionado, tracking earnings across 10 credit cards to redeem free flights, hotels, and exclusive access to entertainment across the world.