Anil Patel joined Clearstone Venture Partners in May 2006. Anil brings a combination of technology, legal and venture capital investment experience to his current role at Clearstone. He is focused on helping companies across the portfolio with a special expertise on companies in communications, software and technology-enabled services.
Prior to Clearstone, Anil was at Azure Capital Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners, where he focused on early-stage investments in a variety of technology-driven companies, ranging from semiconductors to communications systems to consumer software. Some of the portfolio companies for which Anil was a board observer or with which he has worked in the past include: Catena Networks (acquired by Ciena), Knowledge Adventure, Limbo, Morphics (acquired by Infineon), Personeta, Resonext (acquired by RF Micro Devices), and Terawave.
Earlier in his career, Anil worked as a software developer and systems consultant at Information Management Consultants Inc. in McLean, Virginia, where he designed and implemented financial database and imaging systems for federal government clients, including the Department of Defense and the Department of State.
Anil holds A.B. degrees in Economics and Philosophy from Stanford University, a M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, and a J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law.