We have been the earliest investor with dozens of
teams that have dared to pursue their vision

 

Many have created and led new markets
by redefining the possible

 

All have inspired us in some important way

Our Portfolio

Robin.io

Robin.io

Robin.IO is an IT infrastructure software vendor selling the world’s first container-based cloud infrastructure software optimized for modern data stack applications (apps) and relational databases. Robin’s App-Defined Infrastructure (ADI) addresses two of the biggest pain points in enterprise IT today – the “VMWare tax” for hypervisor-based virtualization and the “Oracle tax” for relational database – by eliminating the hypervisor completely and supporting both stateless and stateful apps.

  • Founded: 2013
  • Round Partnered: Series A
  • Year Partnered: 2015
  • Fund: Clear Ventures
  • Clear Partner(s): Rajeev Madhavan, Chris Rust
  • Status: Acquired
  • Year Acquired: 2022
  • Acquirer: Rakuten (RKUNY)

TEAM

  • Spence Green

    CEO

  • Samantha Reiss

    Head of Services

  • John DeNero

    Chief Scientist

  • Paula Shannon

    Chief Evangelist

  • Cassie McGruder

    Head of Finance

  • Omar Orqueda

    Head of Engineering

  • Ashwin Purohit

    Head of Technical Operations

  • Sylvia Borek

    Head of Revenue, AMER

  • Larry Gloss

    VP of Public Sector

  • Matt Mores

    Head of Revenue, EMEA

  • Alice Lulka

    Head of People

Results

The 4 companies our team co-founded produced over $1.7 billion of market cap from 2 IPOs and 2 acquisitions

The 50+ early-stage companies we funded produced over $52 billion of market cap from 34 exits, with 8 going from seed/series A to IPO, 24 acquisitions

Some of our greatest learnings and closest personal partnerships have come from our losses

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