“Clear has been invaluable to us at every stage of our growth.”
Premal Buch, CEO, Robin Systems

The Clear Team is dedicated to the success of the companies we back. Our deep experience in founding companies enables us to help our companies through those critical early stages of growth. On this page, we will expose you to some resources to help you on your journey.

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Why VCs Say No – And How To Get Them To Say Yes

The famous scientist Louis Pasteur popularized the Latin phrase “Fortuna favet menti paratae”, or “fortune favors the prepared.” Nowhere is this more important than when entrepreneurs seek to raise venture capital (VC) funding. VC funding provides entrepreneurs with critical resources to enable significant success. However, securing VC funding can be difficult, especially for unproven founders….

DevOps Best Practices Meetup

Some of the sharpest minds in the development world shared their best practices at Clear’s DevOps Best Practices Meetup. While each of our portfolio companies has different development needs, they all benefited from sharing their specific best practices  with each other. The most popular topic of the Meetup was microservices.

Clear Disruptors Podcast: Ajay Arora

Ajay Arora, CEO of Vera: “Protecting Data in a World of Smartphones and Cloud Servers.” June 29, 2007…the day the iPhone was revealed. They said it would change the World, and change the World the iPhone did. For IT Departments, responsible for protecting enterprise data, however, that change has not been altogether for the better….

Clear Predictions For Enterprise IT In 2017 — Chris Rust

Happy New Year everyone. Last year was a period of great innovation and activity for the information technology (IT) industry. I saw powerful mega trends such as: A global data center build-out arms race to support strong growth in cloud computing. The number of Internet-connected devices grew dramatically to the high Billions. An explosion of…

Clear Disruptors Event – Cisco CTO Lew Tucker

As part of our speaker series called Clear Disruptors, Cisco CTO Lew Tucker spoke to a full room of entrepreneurs and disruptors on the topic of “Looking Around Corners – The changing landscape of cloud computing, services and open source software.”

Keeping America Great

I am among the immigrants who have made the U.S. my home. I came to Silicon Valley in the 90’s and discovered that this was a paradise built by immigrants from every part of the world. I was able to become part of (and eventually lead) teams built of the best talent regardless of their…