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Clear Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Chris Rust Rajeev Madhavan


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Total investments 55
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 45
Rounds per year 6.88
Lead investments 18
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 20
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Enterprise Software
  • Computer
  • Semiconductor

Clear Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2014. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Palo Alto. The venture was found in North America in United States.

This organization was formed by Chris Rust, Rajeev Madhavan. We also calculated 4 valuable employees in our database.

The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Swift Navigation, Wootcloud, Falcon Computing Solutions. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Data Center, Enterprise Software. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Clear Ventures, startups are often financed by Rajeev Madhavan, Raj Sandhu, Hasso Plattner Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Hasso Plattner Ventures, Nexus Venture Partners, Homebrew. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by USAA, Ridge Ventures (Formerly known as IDG Ventures USA), Nexus Venture Partners.

The top activity for fund was in 2017. The real fund results show that this VC is 0 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The average startup value when the investment from Clear Ventures is 10-50 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Information Services
Information Technology
Machine Learning
$7M12 May 2022 Seattle, Washington, United States

Concentric AI

Artificial Intelligence
Network Security
$14M11 May 2022 San Jose, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Enterprise Software
Machine Learning
Natural Language Processing
Translation Service
$55M07 Apr 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Data Center
Enterprise Applications
Enterprise Software
Information Technology
$38M16 Jun 2021 San Jose, California, United States


Information Technology
$15M28 Apr 2021 Palo Alto, California, United States


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Artificial Intelligence
$7M29 Jan 2020 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States


$28M19 Dec 2019 California, United States

Information Technology
$4M15 Dec 2019 Palo Alto, California, United States
News Raises $38M in Series C Funding

–, a San Jose, CA-based leader in Kubernetes-based cloud-native 5G, edge and enterprise application management, closed a $38M Series C funding round.
– The round was led by Rakuten Capital and joined by Clear Ventures, Emory University, Raine Next-Gen Communications and current investors.
– This latest major backing for the company comes as bookings growth at has surpassed 400% quarter-over-quarter when comparing the first two quarters of the current fiscal year.


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