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Clearstone Venture Partners  CERTIFIED

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Rated 3.5 / 5.0 by 30
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3.7
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3.7

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FIRM OVERVIEW: Medium Private VC founded in 1997 based out of Santa Monica, USA (US West)

FIRM DESCRIPTION: Early stage technology focused fund looking to back strong founders with market changing businesses. Target industries include internet, software, communications, and mobile.

TEAM MEMBERS: Bill Elkus, David Stern, Erik Lassila, Jim Armstrong, Leonid Kazovsky, Steven Kan, Sumant Mandal, Vish Mishra, William Quigley,

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Very Strong Firm

Fund: Clearstone Venture Partners

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-03-21

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These guys are great to work with. They genuinely care about building great businesses and don't sweat the small stuff. Negotiation was concluded with a handshake over dinner and then sent to lawyers for processing. They are very entrepreneur-friendly, get to yes (or no) fast and believe that management is key.

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Focused on Building Companies and Teams

Fund: Clearstone Venture Partners

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-03-20

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Solid partnership with strong backing team of advisors and associates that provide real execution help for early-stage deals. Deep into Internet but doing enterprise software deals as well. Committed to building an ecosystem in Southern California but expanding activities in the Valley and India as well.

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Great Team

Fund: Clearstone Venture Partners

Posted by anonymous on 2007-03-19

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These guys are very easy to work with and a great track record.

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Salt of the Earth

Fund: Clearstone Venture Partners

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-09

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The fund spun out of Idealab! and has a great set of partners. They also don't waste your time, and are generally good people. Read on...

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