Traits of Founding Teams That Win — An IT VC’s perspective

I am often asked why some startups succeed in a world where most fail. Conventional wisdom is that three quarters of venture-backed startups fail and that under half of businesses make it to their fifth year. Why is consequential success as a new company builder so elusive and difficult? What are the big factors that […]

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AI and Concrete: A Powerful Mix

At CLEAR Ventures, we are excited to announce our investment in AICrete, the company that aims to reduce the cost and environmental impact of concrete by using artificial intelligence (AI) and automation. AICrete touches on three specific investment themes that we believe will be critical to the future of investing: sustainability, AI for X, and […]

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Reimagining Robotic Process Automation

Robotic process automation (RPA) has been widely advertised as a panacea for relieving humans of repetitive business processes. But as evidenced by several studies, RPA for the most part has failed to live up to the promise. As an example, a survey by EY found that 30-50% of initial RPA projects fail, and most of those that […]

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Clear Ventures Launches New Investment Initiative for Researchers

Innovative CLEAR EDGE Approach Brings Capital, Resources and Intelligence to Researchers, Supercharging Go to Market Plans for Breakthrough AI-Based Solutions  PALO ALTO, Calif. – December 9, 2021 – Today Clear Ventures announced a new investment initiative to fund and support AI startups emerging from academic research institutions. The new initiative leverages Clear’s innovative CLEAR EDGE […]

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How Tignis Digital Twins Power The Future Of AI-Based Process Control

The Internet of Things and the Industrial Internet of Things continues to develop with advances in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. New solutions offer cost savings, efficiency gains and improved yield that were not possible before. Startups like Tignis are leveraging these advances to optimize industrial operations and make Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning available to almost […]

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Clear Ventures welcomes Vijay Reddy as firm’s newest partner

We are thrilled to welcome, one of Silicon Valley’s early AI and Deep Tech startup investors, Vijay Reddy who brings to Clear a track-record of successful investments and partnerships with AI luminaries and academics. With $330 million of assets under management from a world-class investor base, Clear is a Silicon Valley frontier technology venture capital […]

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An Example of Testing for COVID-19 To Share With Employees

Below is an email from the CEO of one of our portfolio companies. We are sharing this with you so you are aware of some testing options and how things work. Those of us at Clear want you and your employees to be safe. Testing is part of that approach to safety Team, I just […]

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