Portfolio Company, Games2Win profiled on TechCrunch

Games2Win Launches Game Curry, A Search Engine For Flash Games Jason Kincaid Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

India-based company Games2Win has flown largely under the radar of the American press, but has managed to established itself as one of the web’s fastest growing gaming sites in less than a year. The company was founded by entrepreneur . . . → Read More: Portfolio Company, Games2Win profiled on TechCrunch

Think Content Out

by Jim Armstrong

As a Venture Capitalist who spends a lot of time in Southern California, I have noticed that the region naturally lends itself to entrepreneurs who are able to think in a sophisticated fashion about the value and syndication of content. At Clearstone, we are calling this “content out” and some of those . . . → Read More: Think Content Out

Managing Director, William Quigley opines on the current economic climate in VentureBeat

 

Remaining objective when fear is in the air October 10, 2008 3:37 PM William Quigley

 

[Editor's Note: Taking a break from the doom and gloom of the economic downturn, venture capitalist William Quigley offers a more optimistic assessment of the current situation.]

It is hard to believe that just 8 years ago, venture . . . → Read More: Managing Director, William Quigley opines on the current economic climate in VentureBeat

Managing Director, Jim Armstrong featured in the 2008 Inc. 500 Investor’s Guide

The 2008 Inc. 500 Investor’s Guide

Four venture capitalists peruse the list of fastest-growing companies and tell us what looks good.

Now is far from the best time for an entrepreneur to try to raise money. Venture capital investment has been flat this year, and initial public offerings, the vehicles by which VCs achieve their . . . → Read More: Managing Director, Jim Armstrong featured in the 2008 Inc. 500 Investor’s Guide

Six Degrees Games secures $7 million in Series A funding

August 5, 2008 Clearstone Venture Partners and Prism VentureWorks Invest in Video Game and Virtual World Publisher

MARINA DEL REY, CA — AUGUST 5, 2008 — Six Degrees Games, Inc., a video game and virtual world publisher, today announced it has secured $7 Million in Series A equity financing led by Clearstone Venture Partners and . . . → Read More: Six Degrees Games secures $7 million in Series A funding

Managing Director, Sumant Mandal and Nokeena Networks featured at TheDeal.com

August 5, 2008 Nokeena lands $8.7M

TheDeal.com

by Mary Kathleen Flynn Posted 04:33 EST, 5, Aug 2008

Born as a technological puzzle, Nokeena Networks Inc. has raised its first round of venture capital to commercialize technology that it says will help solve the problem of how to better deliver and store online video.

The Santa . . . → Read More: Managing Director, Sumant Mandal and Nokeena Networks featured at TheDeal.com

Events

events Join us for upcoming events Check out what’s going on at Clearstone! Below is a list of future and ongoing events for the venture capital and tech community.

Startups Uncensored #29 – Eventbrite’s Kevin and Julia Hartz | Thu, August 09, 2012 6:00 PM

This month’s Startups Uncensored will be a Fireside Chat with . . . → Read More: Events

So. Cal. Venture Industry op-ed by Clearstone Managing Director, Sumant Mandal in VentureBeat

 

SoCal: brimming with VC opportunities February 14, 2008 2:09 PM Sumant Mandal

 

Editor’s note: This is an op-ed piece by Sumant Mandal who is managing director at Clearstone Venture Partners in Santa Monica, Calif.

There’s no doubt that California is regarded as the “mecca” of venture capital in the world with VC activity . . . → Read More: So. Cal. Venture Industry op-ed by Clearstone Managing Director, Sumant Mandal in VentureBeat

Rubicon Project Is All Growed Up

by David Stern

Like proud parents, my partner Sumant Mandal and I were extremely excited to finally see announced the wonderful news that the company we incubated, The Rubicon Project, brought on an incredible group of financial partners for the substantial B round funding. The new investors that joined us in the B round . . . → Read More: Rubicon Project Is All Growed Up

Clearstone MD William Quigley comments on potential impact of economic slowdown

Despite the decline in the fourth quarter, Southland investments rise 12% for 2007. January 22, 2008|Michelle Quinn | Times Staff Writer

SAN FRANCISCO — Venture capital investments in companies based in Southern California fell 25% in the last quarter of 2007, according to a report scheduled for release today.

The fourth-quarter slump touched almost all . . . → Read More: Clearstone MD William Quigley comments on potential impact of economic slowdown

Long Beach to host influential TED conference

January 16, 2008|Victoria Kim | Times Staff Writer

The annual Technology, Entertainment, Design conference, an invitation-only confab that attracts movers and shakers such as Bill Gates, Jane Goodall and Bono, is moving to Long Beach after 20 years in Monterey, organizers said Tuesday.

Beginning in March 2009, the Long Beach Performing Arts Center will play . . . → Read More: Long Beach to host influential TED conference