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

Vijay Reddy


Zachary Poley

Chief Technology Officer

Noor Kamruddin

Vice President, Investment Operations

Tina Nuss

Office Manager & EA

Khalig Howard

Portfolio Services Director

Matt Herich

Fullstack Software 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


Pedro Pachuca

Fall 2022

Tony Zhao

Fall 2022

John Thickstun

Fall 2022

Soumya Kundu

Fall 2022

Masha Gorkovenko

Fall 2022

Beliz Gunel

Fall 2022

Giovanni Campagna

Fall 2022

Okan Atalar

Fall 2022

Yuchen Cui

Fall 2022

Asim Hirji

Spring 2022

Jiaming Song

Spring 2022

Sunwoo Lee

Spring 2022

Aman Kishore

Spring 2022

Daniel Bashir

Spring 2022

Nkechi Iregbulem

Spring 2022

Kevin Lu

Spring 2022


Alberto Negrellos

Mbogo Mwangi

Danna Liu

Shadie Ellington

Jay Srivastav

Pricing & Artist Partnerships at Royal

MBA Interns

Charles Wang

MBA Chicago Booth

Srishti Lal

MBA Chicago Booth

Fiona Wang

MBA Chicago Booth