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