Sumer is Managing Partner and Head of EMEA & India at SoftBank Investment Advisers. He joined SoftBank in 2018 to set up its local investing presence in India; he has since expanded his role globally to lead EMEA as well. Sumer has invested in growth stage companies powered by AI across multiple sectors including logistics, e-commerce, SaaS and edtech. He serves on several boards, such as Rimac and Contentsquare in Europe and Swiggy, Lenskart, and Eruditus in India.
Sumer has been an investor since 2006. Prior to SoftBank, he was a Partner at Norwest Venture Partners and before that, Sumer was a member of Goldman Sachs’ Asian Special Situations Group. Sumer obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in politics and economics from the London School of Economics.