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.