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Meet The Clear Team
“Clear Ventures goes the extra mile with early customer introductions, help with recruiting, and much more. Our partnership is valuable far beyond financing.”
Feng Niu, Founder, Evidently
Meet The Clear Team
“Clear is more than just a supportive investor, but a true partner with a wealth of expertise to guide our journey. We are glad to have partnered with them. ”
David Su, Founder & CEO, Atmosic

We are Clear

Rajeev Madhavan

General Partner & Co Founder

Christopher J. Rust

General Partner & Co Founder

Rajeev Madhavan

Partner & Co Founder

Christopher J. Rust

Partner & Co Founder


We have cultivated a team of experienced industry luminaries as advisors and personal partners to help you succeed.

Entrepreneur In Residence

We have an active Entrepreneur In Residence (EIR) program.

EIRs collaborate closely with our team while they are planning their next big thing.

Limited Partners

Our investors have $80 billion of assets under management,and consist of corporate pensions, charitable foundations,educational endowments, and philanthropic offices.

Their noble causes motivate us.

Clear Technology Partners

The Clear Technology Partners are some of our closest mentors
and personal relationships.

This exceptional group of experts provides access to
customers, talent, and insights on scaling.

Mala Anand

Microsoft, CVP

Glen Anderson

Formerly TensorFlow Engineering Lead at Google

BJ Bushur

Sales Optimization Architect

Brent Bilger

Verizon - Director Technology

Howard Charney

Formerly President's Counsel of Cisco

Dr. Jason Cong

UCLA & Chung Hua Univ - Prof of CS

Vijay Dhir

Henry Samueli School of Engineering & Applied Science UCLA - Dean

Shardul Kazi

Formerly SVP and CMO/COO of Toshiba

Rodrigo Liang

SambaNova Systems - Co-Founder & CEO

Prof. Upamanyu Madhow

UCSB - Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dan Maloney


Pere Monclus

VMWare - VP/CTO Network & Security

Raj Mukherjee

Indeed.com - SVP of Product

Aarthi Ramamurthy

Facebook - Payments Product Lead

Sanjay Srivastava

Genpact - Chief Digital Officer

Lee Schweichler

Schweichler Price Mullarkey & Barry - Managing Partner

Dr. Lew Tucker

Formerly VP and CTO of Cloud Computing at Cisco

Jerry Weissman

Suasive - Founder & CEO, world-class presentation mentor

Clear Team

Clear is a tightly knit group of product people and startup folks.

Together we work hard, play hard, and laugh often.

We hustle to earn the right to receive the first call
and push when we see potential.

Rajeev Madhavan

Partner & Co Founder

Christopher J. Rust

Partner & Co Founder

Noor Kamruddin


Somnath Banerjee

Technology Partner & Chief Data Scientist

Zachary Poley

Technology Partner & CTO

Khalig Howard

Principal, Investments & Portfolio Services

Tina Nuss

Office Manager & EA

Matt Herich

Fullstack Software Engineer

Ghita Houir Alami

AI Engineer

Clear Venture Fellows

We are thrilled to introduce the Clear Ventures Deeptech Fellows.

This Fellowship is an exciting six-month experience built to connect high-performing PhD Candidates and post-docs to like-minded, aspiring company builders at the top universities and technology companies in Silicon Valley.


Select a Class


Aakash P

Fall 2023

Nathan C

Fall 2023


Fall 2023

Aahil M

Fall 2023

Clinton K

Fall 2023

Keren D

Fall 2023

Merve C

Fall 2023

Mainak G

Fall 2023

Favour N

Fall 2023

Shiladitya D

Fall 2023

Emil B

Fall 2023

Sai S

Fall 2023

Anirudh S

Fall 2023

Gabriela A

Fall 2023

Christopher A

Spring 2023

Neil P

Spring 2023

Sanket G

Spring 2023

Nick D

Spring 2023

Kabir N

Spring 2023

Tathagat V

Spring 2023

Ashwin A

Spring 2023

Jian V

Spring 2023

Nikhil R

Spring 2023

Anthony B

Spring 2023

Sundararajan R

Spring 2023

Samarth A

Spring 2023

Qasim W

Spring 2023

Lee A

Spring 2023

Hari P

Spring 2023

Gautam M

Spring 2023

Pedro P

Fall 2022

Tony Z

Fall 2022

John T

Fall 2022

Soumya K

Fall 2022

Masha G

Fall 2022

Beliz G

Fall 2022

Giovanni C

Fall 2022

Okan A

Fall 2022

Yuchen C

Fall 2022

Asim H

Spring 2022

Jiaming S

Spring 2022

Sunwoo L

Spring 2022

Aman K

Spring 2022

Daniel B

Spring 2022

Nkechi I

Spring 2022

Kevin L

Spring 2022


Mbogo M

Danna L

Shadie E

Jay S

MBA Interns

Joe R

MS Duke

Tina C

MBA Chicago Booth

Namrita B

MBA Chicago Booth

Sunny R

MBA Chicago Booth

Alberto N

MBA and Ph.D. Wake Forest

Charles W

MBA Chicago Booth

Srishti L

MBA Chicago Booth

Fiona W

MBA Chicago Booth

Clear CxO Council

Clear has developed a purpose built Council of C-Suite technology executives to bring seasoned leaders and their perspectives to Clear portfolio companies as another means of ensuring their success.

CxO Council members will offer feedback on business models and go-to-market strategies, and provide meaningful introductions in key operational and marketing areas to Clear portfolio companies.

Rusty Atkinson

Former CIO at Signify Health

Doug Burger

Technical Fellow at Microsoft

Drew Daniels

CISO at Secureframe

Lynne Emanuel

Chief Planning and Logistics Officer at Everlane

Sumit Johar

CIO at Automation Anywhere

Aysha Khan

CIO and CISO at Treasure Data

Jeremiah Kung

CISO at AppLovin’

Leading Tech CPO

Leading Tech CTO

Howard Miller

CISO at UCLA Anderson

KT Moore

VP Marketing at Cadence Design Automation

Adam O’Donnell

Deputy CISO at Stripe

Brad Pollard

Former CIO at Tenable

Bradley Shaufenbeul

CISO at Paychex

Andrew White

CMIO at UW Medicine

Hemam Muthyala

Head of Security at SPAN.IO