Clearstone Venture Partners

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Clearstone Venture Partners
Industry Venture capital
Founded 1997
Headquarters Santa Monica, CA, USA
Website [1]

Clearstone Venture Partners is an early stage venture capital firm focused on IT investing with offices in Santa Monica, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and Mumbai, India. Founded in 1997, as Idealab Capital Partners, Clearstone is responsible for the early-stage funding of many successful startups including PayPal (IPO, acquired by eBay)[citation needed], (IPO, acquired by Yahoo), Internet Brands/CarsDirect (NASDAQ: INET), NetZero/United Online (NASDAQ: UNTD), (IPO, acquired by Vivendi), Meru Networks (NASDAQ: MERU), Integrien (acquired by VMware), Ankeena (acquired by Juniper), Kazeon Systems (Acquired by EMC) and Mimosa Systems (acquired by Iron Mountain).

Managing Directors[edit]

  • Bill Elkus, Founder
  • Jim Armstrong
  • William Quigley
  • Sumant Mandal
  • Erik Lassila

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