Manik Suri calls himself a jack of all trades. He went about his career doing lots of different things, and figured out most of what he didn’t want to do. He started out an academic, then went into private equity investment, then did a spin in Government, then went to law school – and finally, landed in the tech world. He grew up in Fresno, and ended up back in Cali, specifically in the Bay Area. Outside of tech, he is married with a young family, and a dog named Espresso.
Lucas Tepman was originally born in Argentina, and came to the US around 5 years ago. He started out his career in public affairs and politics, working at an NGO and promoting the acceleration of sustainability. He came to study at UC Berkeley as a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship, and eventually he explored solutions via high impact venture capital. This is where he met Manik.
Manik and Lucas stumbled into the problem they are solving today. A decade ago, Manik wanted to solve big public problems. He saw opportunities in the food industry, and created a software solution to replace the clipboard. What they figured out was most people were checking temperatures, and did need a digital clipboard – the needed the process automated.
This is the creation story of Therma.
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