HimVen Innovations helps solve business problems with technology innovations. The company prides itself in being able to provide “Concept-to-Execution” service for clients, and not just provide reports and presentations.


HimVen Innovations

HimVen Innovations is a technology & business advisory company that helps solve business problems with technology innovations. The company prides itself in being able to provide “Concept-to-Execution” for clients. Therefore, it can provide advice & recommendations, but can also create internal team, revamp business processes or research partners and potential acquisitions, all to solve clients’ pain points primarily for the following objectives:

  • Increase revenues
  • Improve competitive positions
  • Increase operational efficiency

Although a private company incorporated in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, the company operates globally and can create products and build teams in many parts of the US and globally.

About the Founder

Sanjay Manandhar

HimVen founder, Sanjay Manandhar, brings a wealth of Experience & Expertise to bear in client engagements. Most recently he founded a software company, Aerva, in 2005, and grew it without any outside capital and sold it in 2015 ( He has a history of creating durable, world-class teams to bring new products and services to the market.

Aerva is a modern, cloud-based software platform designed for scale, security and reliability for any digital display—Aerva counts the US Navy (25+ naval bases use Aerva software exclusively), Anheuser-Busch (2500+ six-foot digital cooler doors use Aerva software for sales uplift and dynamic pricing), Boston Convention Center/Hynes, five airports in New Zealand, etc. all use Aerva to tackle business problems.

In August 1994, Sanjay brought Internet to his home country, Nepal, by first creating an ISP (internet service provider) for healthcare and then for-profit ISP—both of which are still operating today.

Sanjay has a strong finance background having picked technology stocks in London (1996-2000) for equity investment companies operating in public market investments as well as private companies.

Earlier in his career, Sanjay was part of Advanced Development teams at Sun Microsystems in Silicon Valley, NYNEX in Cambridge and Siemens in Cambridge.

Sanjay holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering & Computer from MIT and a Master’s degree from MIT Media Lab. Sanjay also has an MBA from INSEAD in France.


We bring experience and skills that can be applied to a wide range of business issues, including:


  • Setting corporate priorities for an efficient and innovative organization
  • Developing a product/market strategy to maximize revenue
  • Assessing investments in technology and people to optimize competitive positioning


  • Redesigning business processes to improve client’s efficiency and offering in the market
  • Implementing new product or service offering in conjunction with client’s teams
  • Modernizing existing technology infrastructure or recommending appropriate investments


  • Evaluating potential alliance opportunities with partners or universities (e.g. MIT)
  • Strategic and commercial due diligence
  • Integration planning


“I have known and collaborated with Sanjay for many years, in his role as the CEO and Founder of Aerva – an impressive cloud and communications company which he established, grew and sold over a 10 year period. Sanjay built this company entirely bootstrapping his way to a successful exit. He recruited, built and retained a talented team which no doubt contributed to the value he was able to create. Sanjay has shown long term vision and persistence with which he transformed early ideas into a durable and valuable business. He has done this repeatedly, including with his role in bringing the internet to Nepal in 1994, and going from there to build two ISPs which are still running today. Sanjay has the winning combination of integrity, perseverance, and early insights which along with his talent for finance and company building are the key ingredients for entrepreneurial success.”

Dr Makarand Chipalkatti
Former Senior Director
Emerging Market Initiatives at Osram Sylvania

“For the last 6 years, I had the great pleasure of working with Sanjay as CEO of Aerva, while our companies were deploying two large digital display networks for Anheuser-Busch Inbev, the largest beer company in the world. The first was a network of 2000 LCDs on liquor store walls, with ABI promotions, which dovetailed to a network of 2,300 very sophisticated 7-foot cooler doors. ( Aerva’s software and Cloud powered both these networks. The cooler network is still helping with sales lift in a very competitive beer market. Sanjay is a passionate and a quality leader and problem solver, both for commercial matters and technology matters. Sanjay is a great team builder and a champion of customers and their goals. Finding an efficient, pragmatic solution in any customer interaction is his goal. I constantly enjoy his drive, enthusiasm and intellect and look forward to continued friendship.
Whatever the task at hand is, I am confident Sanjay can help you get there.

Caleb Sheppard
Partner at Rio Creative
Agency for Anheuser-Busch Inbev

“I had the great pleasure of working with Sanjay as CEO of Aerva, as a technology partner of TouchTunes. Sanjay is a passionate evangelist for his company, products and team. He possesses the perfect combination of business acumen, personality, intellect and an infectious enthusiasm that make him an exemplary leader. He possesses a depth of experience in technology venturing that shines through in every conversation. His natural ability to communicate, and to get along with people, is based on good old fashioned honesty and respect. Sanjay is an impactful business leader and it has been great to get to know him and his team.”

Jerry Bowskill
Technology & Gaming Evangelist
Former CTO of Touchtunes


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