Sajid Sohail is the founder and CEO of Inforient, Inc. and founding partner of Altair Ventures. Mr. Sohail has more than 22 years of experience in various high technology developments and investments.  Mr. Sohail is also a partner with Altair Ventures, which works with entrepreneurs at early stage of development and provides them key strategic, technical, business and financial help.  Prior to Altair he founded the company Dazzle Multimedia and served as its CTO and CEO and managed its acquisition by SCM Microsystems, a public company on the NASDAQ stock exchange. After the acquisition he served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Digital TV and Video division.

Mr. Sohail was the visionary behind the new consumer video editing market that Dazzle created and maintained number one position with as much as 70% market share.  Mr. Sohail served as Director of engineering for C-Cube Microsystems prior to Dazzle Multimedia.  He joined C-Cube in 1992 and stayed through the company IPO in 1994 and left in 1996 to start Dazzle Multimedia.  Before C-Cube Mr. Sohail was at another startup Tera Microsystems, which built SPARC chipset and workstation.  Prior to Tera Mr. Sohail spent seven years at Digital Equipment Corporation in various engineering positions in chip and system design areas.  Mr. Sohail is also very involved in entrepreneurship development in Pakistani Community in North America.  He was one of the founding Charter Members and later President of Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs Silicon Valley (OPEN). OPEN-Silicon Valley promotes entrepreneurship within the Pakistani-American community by providing guidance, mentoring, and networking opportunities to its members in order to facilitate their success in Silicon Valley.  Mr. Sohail is also very involved with local community development.  He was a founding board member of Franklin-McKinley Education Foundation (FMEF).  FMEF is the leading operating foundation serving inner-city communities of San Jose. It is their mission to redefine community through the strategic support of education and youth development.

Mr. Sohail received a Bachelor and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) in 1981 and 1983 respectively.