Daring to Dream and
Redefine What’s Possible

We have been the earliest investor with dozens of teams that have dared to pursue their vision—creating and leading new markets, and shaping the future.

Meet the companies that inspire us every day.

Our Companies



A kite boarder and scuba diver with a master’s degree in electrical engineering, Eyal Waldman co-founded Galileo Technology with Avigdor Willenz after designing microprocessors at Intel for four years. Galileo was acquired by Marvell. Equipped with significant expertise in high peformance switching and microprocessor design, Eyal, Roni, and their friends Shai Cohen and Michael Kagen shifted their attention to solving the performance bottleneck that had been created in embedded systems by the “PCI express bus”. Mellanox raised their series A in 1999 from Chris Rust and Irwin Federman, and quickly established operations in Yokneam, Israel and Sunnyvale, California. The company weathered the 01/02 downturn, stayed true to their mission of delivering the highest performance solutions over many product generations, and went public in 2007. The Mellanox founding team has since grown the company into a global leader of high performance networking solutions.

  • Founded: 1999
  • Round Partnered: Series A
  • Year Partnered: 1999
  • Fund: Prior Investments
  • Clear Partner(s): Chris Rust
  • Status: IPO
  • Date of IPO: 2007
  • Ticker Symbol: MLNX
  • Market Cap at IPO: $ 500,000,000
  • Peak Market Cap: $ 5,459,007,921
Both Chris Rust and Rajeev Madahavan were involved in different capacities during the earliest days of Mellanox and contributed to our success. Both understood the far-reaching implications of the technology we were creating and their support helped turn that vision into reality. Mellanox continues to grow and make the world a better place to this day.
Eyal Waldman, Founder & CEO

Results Matter, Success Counts

Four of the companies our team co-founded produced over $1.7 billion of market cap from 2 IPOs and 2 acquisitions.

The Clear investment team has funded over 70 companies, 90% as the first investors, and has had 54 exits valued at a $85 billion market cap.

Before we became VCs, we had already founded 5 successful companies.

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