Hem Suri

Founder & Managing Partner, Spark Growth Ventures

Hem is an accomplished investment, board and executive management leader with two decades of experience as an entrepreneur, board professional, venture capital & private equity investor, investment banker, general management executive as well as a researcher. His passion lies in early stage companies where he loves “rolling-up his sleeves” to help create and executive 360⁰ strategies to maximize commercial outcomes.

Hem’s industry experience spans software, technology services, food manufacturing, industrials, transportation, financial services, property & casualty insurance, restaurants, education tech, healthcare and digital marketing. Outside of his work with Spark Growth Ventures, Hem also serves as a Venture Partner with NextGen Venture Partners. Previously, he was the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of ClearVision Equity Partners, a 2x Interim CEO of emerging companies, an executive of a KKR Private Equity portfolio company, an investment banker on Wall Street as well as a functional leader in multiple Fortune 500 companies in the US.

Hem has also served on over 15 startup and social enterprise boards across US and is heavily involved with several prominent incubators and accelerators in Southern California supporting budding entrepreneurs. He has executed around 30 venture, private equity and M&A transactions with over $2B in total capital spanning ten years at Spark Growth Ventures, ClearVision Equity Partners, Deutsche Bank, a KKR private equity portfolio company as well as an independent board professional working with startups.