Sumant joined Clearstone Venture Partners in October 2000, and focuses on core technology investments for Carrier and Enterprise Infrastructure. He represents Clearstone on the boards of DiVitas, Mimosa Systems, Kazeon Systems, SiNett and ThisNext. He has also helped lead Clearstone's investment in ARIO Data Networks and works closely with Crimson Microsystems.
Prior to Clearstone, Sumant spent more than eight years as an entrepreneur and successful manager, including building one business in India from start up to substantial revenues. 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 corporate 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 close to $15 million in angel and venture financing and built key strategic relationships.
Sumant has an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University.