Suman Talukdar '20 C-Suite Advisor Since 2020
Founding Partner & MD | AiSprouts VC
Suman Talukdar is a Founding Partner at AiSprouts.vc, helping entrepreneurs build category-leading ventures. Prior to starting the fund, Suman was a successful Silicon Valley venture-backed operator, with five back-to-back exits including Cloudflare’s IPO, Anaplan’s IPO, and Clearwell’s sale to Symantec for $400M. He was also an active angel investor, building a portfolio with names such as Ripple, Palantir, and Sharetribe. His most recent exits include 6d.ai (acquired by Niantic) and Apprente (acquired by McDonald’s). His mentors include accomplished founders and venture capitalists Burt McMurtry and Felda Hardymon.
After completing his graduate studies in business and finance, Suman worked for Parthenon’s private equity group in Boston. He started his professional career as an engineer working under the guidance of Adam Cheyer (who later founded Siri) as a member of his artificial intelligence research team at VerticalNet. A published author on innovation, Suman also holds an MBA from Harvard and a bachelor of science in Electrical Computer Engineering from Rice University. He is married with three children, is an avid tennis player and enjoys listening to classical music.