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Manpreet Singh


Potomac, MD

Member Since September 2012


Manpreet began his Entrepreneurial enterprise running a social networking start-up in high school with his brother. He continued his entrepreneurial drive essentially as employee number one at a DC based investment management firm. Joining at a time when the firm had less than $20 million in assets, Manpreet was involved with all facets of firm via stints in trading, marketing, research, investing and operations helping the firm grow its assets 100x.. As one of the youngest CFA charter holder in the world, Manpreet was profiled by CFA magazine in 2006 as the “Most Ambitious” member, and has been quoted numerous times by Bloomberg,, and other media for various technology pieces. He is involved philanthropically as a director of the LaKan foundation, he is active with many other nonprofits, and is a charter member of TiE DC, the Washington DC area’s top network of Entrepreneurs. Manpreet received his MBA from the Wharton School of Business in Entrepreneurship, Finance and Real Estate. He also holds a B.S. in Finance with a citation in Entrepreneurship from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Published content

How To Turn Your Internship Program Into A Mentorship Program


A better, more productive approach to the standard startup internship.

How To Make Your Company's Culture of Innovation More Than Just A Nice Idea


Encouraging innovation is a great idea in theory. But how do you help your employees manage the fear of rejection?

Can't Start Up In A Booming Tech Hub? A College Community Is The Next Best Thing


Manpreet Singh's team doesn't work out of New York, San Francisco or LA. They're in College Park -- and thriving.

Company details


Company bio

We just launched our first product talklocal, a local search engine that seamlessly connects consumers with local businesses in near real-time. Until now, consumers have had to spend countless hours researching and calling several businesses trying to find the one that meets their individual requirements. Such requirements typically include location, availability, specific need, cost, and above all quality. talklocal matches consumers and local businesses based on a variety of signals including online ratings and reviews, social reputation and interaction, call analytics, and other forms of consumer and business feedback. As a result, consumers receive phone calls from qualified businesses in near real-time. Consumers save time while talklocal finds high quality businesses that can meet their needs at their convenience. Meanwhile, the customer’s personal data (name, phone number, etc.) remains out of the businesses’ hands until they choose to give it to them. Local businesses receive detailed consumer requests leading to quality matches. In September 2014, talklocal raised $2.6 million from investors, entrepreneurs, and angels.


Investment Banking/Venture

Company size

11 - 50