About Mani Hongistein
Prior to founding HoneyStone Ventures, Mani was a VC at NeueCapital Partners and has been a 3X Founder.
Mani was Co-Founder and CEO of RocketPlay, a leading social gaming company. At RocketPlay, Mani founded the company, raised its first institutional money and served as its CEO from its inception until its acquisition by AGS. After the acquisition by AGS in 2015, Mani served as the GM Interactive at the company until the end of 2016. In addition to founding RocketPlay, Mani is also a Co-Founder at Maxwell Financial Labs, a well funded and leading company in the mortgage software space. Prior to those roles, Mani was with Pitango Venture Capital, Israel’s largest Venture Capital group. At Pitango, Mani served as a Principal and was involved in sourcing and evaluating new deals as well as working with portfolio companies. Among the companies Mani worked with and was on their board of Directors are OptimalPlus and Celeno.
Mani holds an MBA from Bar-Ilan Univesity, a AM in Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University as well as a BA from the University of London. He resides with his wife and 3 children in Palo Alto.