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


Noor Kamruddin

Vice President, Investment Operations

Somnath Banerjee

Vice President of Data Science

Zachary Poley

Chief Technology Officer

Khalig Howard

Portfolio Services Director

Tina Nuss

Office Manager & EA

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


Christopher Agia

Spring 2023

Neil Perry

Spring 2023

Sanket Gupte

Spring 2023

Nick DePhillips

Spring 2023

Kabir Nagrecha

Spring 2023

Tathagat Verma

Spring 2023

Ashwin Agrawal

Spring 2023

Jian Vora

Spring 2023

Nikhil Raghuraman

Spring 2023

Anthony Bell

Spring 2023

Sundararajan Renganathan

Spring 2023

Samarth Aggarwal

Spring 2023

Qasim Wani

Spring 2023

Lee Alpert

Spring 2023

Hari Prasanna Das

Spring 2023

Gautam Mittal

Spring 2023

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


Mbogo Mwangi

Danna Liu

Shadie Ellington

Jay Srivastav

MBA Interns

Joe Robertson

MS Duke

Haeyeon (Tina) Cho

MBA Chicago Booth

Namrita Baru

MBA Chicago Booth

Sunny Ranolia

MBA Chicago Booth

Alberto Negrellos

MBA and Ph.D. Wake Forest

Charles Wang

MBA Chicago Booth

Srishti Lal

MBA Chicago Booth

Fiona Wang

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