We don't just invest capital. We invest ourselves.
Clearstone plays a very important role in the development of our portfolio companies. Our CEOs are often quoted as saying we are their most active, helpful, and influential investor. Of course, active investors are only beneficial when they add significant value. Here are some of the things you'll get as a Clearstone company.

A tireless, hard-working ally.
We will be there when we are needed and out of the way when we are not, especially in the critical early days when every move is important. We will not be the investor you only see at monthly board meetings - we will interact with your company on a weekly or even daily basis, as an active team member always ready to help you work through complex decisions.

Solid experience with a knowledge of what works and what doesn't.
When you have been around the block, it is easier to prepare for what is down the road. You will have at your disposal a team of industry veterans who have built dozens of successful technology companies. We will help you position your company for success through financial structuring. We will offer you guidance with your product specification and distribution strategy. We will help you anticipate what challenges and opportunities you'll find around the next corner.

A wide-angle view of market and industry movements.
One of the keys to Clearstone's technology-focused investment strategy is our ability to stay on top of what's happening in the industry. What are your competitors doing? What is happening in other fields that could affect your own? We have the contacts and resources to provide you with valuable information that will be essential to your success.

Key strategic contacts in a number of critical areas.
Our network of contacts, partners, and portfolio companies will prove to be a tremendous resource. We will connect you with potential business development partners. Companies in our portfolio and our network will serve as a rich pool of potential customers. Our industry-wide reputation for intelligence and integrity will help attract quality bankers and other service providers. Also, we often call on our roster of blue chip fund investors to help our companies stand out in a competitive market. These investors include affiliates of Goldman Sachs, MIT, J.P. Morgan, Merrill Lynch and the California Institute of Technology are a few of the entities where we can provide introductions.

Help with recruiting, from sourcing recruiters to closing prospective managers.
Since bringing in the right people to fill key positions is absolutely necessary, Clearstone Venture Partners will provide substantial assistance. We will be as involved as you need us to be, ensuring that as your company grows it also grows smarter.

Help raising additional rounds of financing.
Navigating the tricky waters of fundraising can be daunting. We will help you to source prospective investors who will not only provide funding but also expertise and vision. We will work with you to refine your pitch and make sure you hit all the right notes. We will do whatever we can to help you close the deals.

Guidance with acquisitions, sale, and IPO.
Once your company has progressed to a point in its development where it is ready to acquire, sell, or go public, Clearstone will be an active and helpful member of your team. We will help you formulate a strategy, source potential deals, and negotiate the most favorable terms. Our combination of experience and attention to the market will be an excellent resource for you to call upon all through the process.