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Manoj Badale
Indian businessman

Manoj Badale

Manoj Badale
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Quick Facts

Intro Indian businessman
Is Businessperson
From India
Field Business
Gender male
Birth 31 December 1967, Dhule, India
Age 54 years
Star sign Capricorn
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Manoj Badale OBE (born 31 December 1967) was born in Dhule, Maharashtra. He is the Co-Owner of Rajasthan Royals, an Indian Premier League Team representing Jaipur, Rajasthan. Manoj is the co-founder and managing partner of Blenheim Chalcot, and the chairman of the British Asian Trust.

Manoj was formerly a partner at Monitor Company, and went on to co-found the Netdecisions Group with Charles Mindenhall. Amongst others, they co-founded Fluency (sold to venture capitalists in 2003), Eviivo, and Steeltrace (sold to Compuware in 2004).

In media, they co-founded the Rights Company (sold to Warner Music in 2005), Contentive (digital intelligence platform) and Instrumental (social music platform).

In financial services, they co-founded TDX Group (sold to Equifax in 2013), Clear Start (sold to Fairpoint PLC), Grove Capital (specialist consumer debt fund sold to Encore), Corporate Pay (sold to Wright Express) and BMS Finance (small business venture funding). More recent investments include Oakbrook Finance (consumer finance), Liberis (merchant business cash advance), ClearScore (credit reporting), OpenWrks (Open Banking platform), Salary Finance (consumer lending platform for employee benefits) and Modulr Finance (flexible payments platform).  

In education, they have developed AVADO, an integrated, large scale provider of online professional learning, as well as Arch, a digital apprenticeships provider and co-founded Hive Learning (collaborative learning app).

In June 2018, Manoj was awarded an OBE for services to the economy and charity.

IPL Investment and Controversy

In 2008, he along with a consortium of investors, Lachlan Murdoch, Illyria Pty Ltd; and Suresh Chellaram, an independent C.G. investor acquired the Jaipur IPL team ‘Rajasthan Royals’. Badale, along with Ranjit Barthakur, soon became the source of controversy when inappropriate and fictitious bids were made, violating BCCI norms. Ranjit Barthakur and Fraser Castellino were the only two shareholders of the Jaipur IPL, completely unknown to the BCCI at the time. An out of court settlement between the two later ensued.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 03 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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