VC  Clearstone Venture Partners

     Office Locations:

720 University Dr., Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 650-234-0400
Fax: 650-234-0401

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  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Semiconductor
  • Software & Internet
  • Storage & Hardware



    Founded 1998, Clearstone has grown from a 2 person office in Pasadena, California to a multi-office firm with about 20 people and over $650 million of committed capital. The firm's $100 million first fund and $350 million second fund have invested in dozens of successful technology companies. Clearstone's Fund III had its final closing in April 2005. Clearstone pursues initial investments of between $1 million and $15 million, and will invest $10 to $30 million over the life cycle of a company's private capital needs. Focus industries include enterprise software, enterprise infrastructure, storage, communications, security, wireless, semiconductors, advanced optics, and both consumer & business Internet. Clearstone primarily provides seed and early round financing, but will occasionally make later round investments in highly successful technology companies that have already been backed by other venture capital firms in which Clearstone has had prior relationships with. Clearstone also maintains an office in Santa Monica.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Anil Patel Venture Partner
    Bill Elkus Founder and Managing Director
    Dana Moraly Chief Financial Officer
    David Stern Venture Partner
    Jim Armstrong Managing Director


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