Maniv Investments, LLC was founded in 1997 and is the parent company of Maniv Bioventures and Maniv Energy Capital.
Maniv Energy Capital, LLC was established in 2005 to explore opportunities in the rapidly growing sectors of clean technology and alternative energy. Worldwide demand for energy is soaring and conventional sources of production are becoming severely strained, as evidenced by the soaring costs of power. Furthermore, environmental imperatives are provoking innovators to find cleaner, less expensive ways of meeting the growing demand.
Maniv Bioventures, LLC invested nearly $20 million from 1997 to 2004 in an assortment of life science companies including the following: Portfolio
Mr. Michael Granoff founded Maniv Investments, LLC., parent of Maniv Bioventures and Maniv Energy Capital, in 1997. In 2007 he took on the additional role of Head of Oil Independence Policies for Better Place.
Prior to founding Maniv, Mr. Granoff served on as a national constituency coordinator for the 1992 Clinton-Gore campaign and managed information for his family's apparel manufacturing business. Since 1985 he has co-managed Val d'Or Farms, which breeds and races trotting and pacing horses throughout the US and Canada.
He has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations including SAFE (Securing America's Future Energy), Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, and a division of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
Mr. Granoff received his B.A. from Tufts University and his J.D. and M.B.A. Northwestern University and its Kellogg School of Management, and is a member of the Bars of New York and New Jersey. In addition to harness racing, Mr. Granoff's interests include musical theater and long-distance running — with more than 20 marathons and 25,000 miles under his belt.