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Arunas Chesonis


Mr. Arunas Chesonis serves as Co-Founding Partner & Managing Partner at Cranberry Capital. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman at Sweetwater Energy. He is also the Founder and served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at PAETEC Holding. He is a Co-Founding Partner & serves as Managing Partner at Cranberry Capital. He serves as Chairman of the Board at Kofinder Technologies Inc. He is a Co-Founding Partner and serves as Managing Partner at Cranberry Capital. He served as Chairman at Nanoramic Laboratories. He also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PAETEC Holding Corp., a Fortune 1000 telecommunications company acquired in 2011 by Windstream Corp. (NASDAQ: WIN) for $2.3 billion. Mr. Chesonis founded PAETEC in 1998. He previously served as President of ACC Corp. until it was purchased by AT&T in 1998. Mr. Chesonis received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the Herbert W. Van Brul Entrepreneurial Award by the College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology and was elected to the Rochester Business Hall of Fame. Mr. Chesonis has a long history in renewable energy. His private philanthropic organization, the Chesonis Family Foundation, supports many environmental and renewable energy research projects, and has also given almost $10 million to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to support breakthrough technology research to address climate change and sustainability. He holds a B.S in Civil Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and MBA from the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester, and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Rochester. He is also a member of the MIT Corporation and is a trustee at the University of Rochester. He also serves as a Chairman at C2Sense.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • New York, NY
  • United States

Arunas Chesonis Investments (2)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
CoolChip Technologies 23-Jun-2015 Early Stage VC 00.000 Electronics (B2C) Out of Business 000000 00000000
0000000000 000000 01-Feb-2010 00000 (00000 00.00 Environmental Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 000000 00000000
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Arunas Chesonis Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
00000000 000000000 01-Sep-2018 000 00 00000000 Completed
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Arunas Chesonis Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Arunas Chesonis Angel Investor 00 0 New York, NY