Sumant joined Clearstone Venture Partners in October 2000, and focuses on core technology investments for Carrier and Enterprise Infrastructure. He is on the board of Kazeon Systems and Chutney Technologies, led Clearstone's investments in Ario Data Networks and SiNett and works closely with Crimson Microsystems. Prior to Clearstone, Sumant spent more than eight years as an entrepreneur and successful manager. He served as a Managing Director for Technip Inc., a company focused on infrastructure technologies in Asia. Sumant engineered the sale of controlling equity in his division to a European multinational. Sumant was also a founder of MyPotential Inc, a multi-media company where he helped write the company's first business plan, hired the key management team, raised venture financing and built key strategic relationships. Sumant has an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University.

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