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.