Partner & Head of India, Softbank Investment Advisers
Sumer Juneja is Partner and Head of India at SoftBank Investment Advisers. Through the SoftBank Vision Fund, we are investing in businesses and technologies that we believe will enable the next stage of the information revolution. We offer the operational expertise, global network and patient, long-term capital required to help innovators build transformative companies. Prior to SoftBank, Sumer was a Partner at Norwest Venture Partners focusing on growth equity and venture investments in Indian companies across a wide range of sectors, including telecom, technology, financial services, infrastructure and manufacturing. He has led and been involved in the following investments: Swiggy, Quikr, Yes Bank, Indusind Bank, Shriram City Union Finance, Cholamandalam Finance, Kotak Mahindra Bank, National Stock Exchange and Sadbhav InfrastructureBefore joining Norwest India in 2009, Sumer was a founding member of the Goldman Sachs' Asian Special Situations Group in India, a balance sheet investing group with over $4 billion under management. In this role, he had board level involvement with such companies as Bharti Infratel, IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd., IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd. (ITNL), Cremica and OnMobile. Prior to this role, Sumer was an analyst for the Industrial and Natural Resources Team in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs. In this position, Transaction experience included acquisition of Paladin Resources by Talisman Energy, acquisition of Domnick Hunter by Parker Hannifin and advising Thames Water, a UK water utility, on the divestiture of its international assets valued at over $2 billion. Sumer obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in politics and economics from the London School of Economics.