Make Grit Happen: A Filmaker's Advice For Startups And Entrepreneurs

by David Stern

I had the good fortune of being alone last weekend. That meant, of course, the opportunity to bathe on a regular basis AND watch for the second and third times, some of the documentaries that we’ve screened at Clearstone’s Storyteller Series. I’ve been lucky to have been mostly “present at the creation” . . . → Read More: Make Grit Happen: A Filmaker’s Advice For Startups And Entrepreneurs

How to Introduce a Speaker

by David Stern

If you have ever wanted to know how to introduce a speaker, check out Rahul Sonnad, CEO/Founder of Clearstone portfolio company Geodelic , introducing Dr. Deepak Chopra at our annual gathering. To date, and somewhat surprisingly, Rahul has yet to offer a Ukelele driven board meeting. Being on his board, I . . . → Read More: How to Introduce a Speaker

Cornell Hoops Wreaks Havoc & @Anywhere is a poor Man’s Apture.

by David Stern

In case you haven’t been paying attention, and by “you”, I mean all 5 of you readers of this blog, there have been two major happenings in the world this past week. Only two. The first, is obviously, Cornell University’s basketball team just slamming the Temple Owls 78-65, for the Ivy League’s . . . → Read More: Cornell Hoops Wreaks Havoc & @Anywhere is a poor Man’s Apture.

Geodelic Wins Twiistup!

by David Stern

Thanks to Mark Suster of GRP for the shoutout on how to present… Clearstone incubated Geodelic’s Twiistup presentation has been in high demand. Imagine how much fun board meetings are!

Rubicon Project Wins Always On 2009 Top Award

by David Stern

Congratulations are in order for the Rubicon Project team again. It has been less than two years since we first started incubating the Rubicon Project in our Santa Monica offices. My how they have built an amazing culture of repeatable excellence and success. And my how they have grown. . . . → Read More: Rubicon Project Wins Always On 2009 Top Award

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