ChipInvestor Group or CIG, a specialty investment firm, has broad and deep experience in technology-sector investing. Our expert industry knowledge and disciplined approach to investment process has led to consistent, superior performance for our clients during the past 15 years.

We have achieved over 50 investment successes – across Internet, Mobile, High-performance Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Enterprise Cloud, Communications Infrastructure and more.

Our focus is singular: Serve only you, the Investor. We have unwavering commitment to fiduciary responsibilities.

What you get: An engineer’s mindset to investing. We view investing as Problem-Solving backed by in-depth fundamental analyses. It can work beautifully for public and private equity.

CIG performs due diligence on prospective technology-sector investments including financial modeling, industry and competition research, and operational analyses.


Key Activities by CIG:

  • Source and originate tech-sector investing opportunities
  • Develop investment theses
  • Write recommendations for clients
  • Generate actionable value-creation ideas
  • Monitor portfolio companies

How do you invest successfully in technology or growth companies today when valuations for many are sky-high and a record level of private equity (PE) cash is waiting to be invested? How do you create actionable, proprietary investment deals? Where are value-creation opportunities in the middle-market?

These are the challenges that we address for our clients.


CIG President & Founder Manoj Nadkarni

As president of CIG, Manoj Nadkarni is one of the leaders in technology-sector investing. Manoj founded CIG in 1999 after he saw genuine need for unbiased and independent investment analyses and advice. Prior to launching CIG, he led a team of engineers at Panasonic Semiconductor based near Seattle, WA.

Manoj is a collaborator and trusted adviser to his clients. He has helped investors leverage his functional expertise for more than 15 years. Manoj has a diverse range of experience of investing in technology-centric companies encompassing chips, systems, semiconductor equipment, enterprise software, security and design software, mobile, cloud computing, telecom and Internet.

He has significant depth in discerning disruptive technologies for his clients. He was an early investor in new, upcoming phenomena such as emergence of wireless and Internet, the advent of iPhones, and more recently, the dominance of artificial intelligence, Internet-of-things, big data and deep learning, achieving multiple successes for his senior clients.

Trained in engineering, Manoj brings an engineer’s mindset to due diligence and deal sourcing. He has in-depth understanding of technology businesses. Manoj has advised CEOs, billion-dollar activist fund managers and private equity managers on transforming companies with innovative value-creation concepts. He has opined in Forbes, BusinessWeek Bloomberg and other leading media.

Manoj graduated from the highly-selective Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.

Manoj earned two graduate degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Master of Science in chemical engineering (S.M.) and Chemical Engineer (Ch.E.).


CIG office is located near Seattle, WA. You can reach us at

Email: Info@cigpr.com

Tel: (253) 835-7783