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Santa Monica, USA
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Santa Monica, CA, 90401


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Clearstone Venture Partners

Founded by Bill Elkus in 1998, Clearstone Venture Partners is a venture capital firm with offices in Santa Monica and Menlo Park, California. The firm manages over $650 million of committed capital in the technology sector, and has helped finance early-stage rounds in numerous successful companies such as eToys, Overture, PayPal, United Online,, Jump and eMusic.

Clearstone’s limited partners include the investment affiliates of The State of California, JP Morgan, The University of California, The State of Michigan, The State of Pennsylvania, The University of Pittsburgh, Moore Capital and others.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
At The Pool 5/2013Angel4
Games2Win 3/2013Series C$2M2
Glossi, Inc 10/2012Seed4
AOptix Technologies 8/2012Series E$42M6
Openbucks 7/2012Series A$4.8M13
Inporia 5/2011Seed$1.25M10
Games2Win 3/2011Series B$6M2
LeisureLink 11/2010Series C$9M3
Rubicon Project 11/2010Venture Round$18M6
Geodelic Systems 6/2010Series B$7M3
Soonr 6/2010Series D$4.5M5
Integrien 5/2010Venture Round$8.01M3
DiVitas Networks 2/2010Venture Round$430k3
Mimosa Systems 11/2009Debt$4M6
Six Degrees Games 11/2009Series B$7M3
Rubicon Project 9/2009Series C$9M3
Meru Networks 8/2009Series E$57M7
Ankeena Networks 6/2009Series B$6.5M3
SupplyFrame 5/2009Series C$1.5M2
Kazeon 4/2009Series F$10M4
Meru Networks 4/2009Series E$30M7
Rubicon Project 4/2009Series C$5M3
AOptix Technologies 3/2009Series D$12.9M6
Apture 3/2009Series A$4.1M1
Soonr 2/2009Series C$3M4
Geodelic Systems 12/2008Series A$3.5M2
Ankeena Networks 8/2008Series A$9.4M2
Six Degrees Games 7/2008Series A$7M2
Veodia 5/2008Series A$8.3M2
DiVitas Networks 4/2008Venture Round$15M4
Mimosa Systems 4/2008Series D$17M6
Rubicon Project 1/2008Series B$15M6
Soonr 1/2008Series B$9.5M3
ThisNext 1/2008Series B$5M2
Rubicon Project 10/2007Series A$4M1
LeisureLink 9/2007Series B$8.1M3
Communicado 8/2007Series B$11.6M3
SupplyFrame 6/2007Series B$7M3
AOptix Technologies 5/2007Series C$15M4
Mimosa Systems 4/2007Series C$17M5
Games2Win 3/2007Series A$5M2
Meru Networks 1/2007Venture Round$27.6M10
Spock 12/2006Series A$7M2
Soonr 9/2006Series A$6M2
DiVitas Networks 8/2006Series B$15M2
ARIO Data Networks 7/2006Series E$8M7
IndiaIdeas 6/2006Venture Round$7.5M2
Communicado 6/2006Series A$4M2
Integrien 6/2006Series B$10M3
Presto Services 5/2006Venture Round$10M2
Meru Networks 5/2006Series D$25M6
DiVitas Networks 4/2006Series A$8M2
iPolicy Networks 2006Venture Round$29M3
Mimosa Systems 12/2005Series B$11M4
iPolicy Networks 10/2005Series B$15M6
Aceva Technologies 7/2005Series D$5.28M3
Syndera Corporation 6/2005Series B$10M2
Meru Networks 6/2005Series C$12M7
Integrien 5/2005Series A$6.5M2
Novariant 5/2005Series C$16M7
Kazeon 4/2005Series B$10M4
ARIO Data Networks 4/2005Venture Round$5.05M4
Vast 4/2005Series A2
SupplyFrame 2/2005Series A$5M1



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Added: 9/16/08


  1. At the Pool snags $750K, launches redesign to create offline friendships ( [edit]
  2. Games2Win Raises $2M in Funding ( [edit]
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  4. AOptix takes $42M to verify people are who they say are ( [edit]
  5. Gift Card Payment Network Openbucks Raises $4.8 Million Series A, Led By Yahoo Co-Founder Jerry Yang ( [edit]
  6. Stealth Startup Inporia Raises $1.25 Million From Ron Conway, 500 Startups And More ( [edit]
  7. India’s Games2win raises $6M for casual online games ( [edit]
  8. LeisureLink Closes $9 Million Series C Venture Round ( [edit]
  9. Business Wire ( [edit]
  10. Geodelic Scores $7 Million To Boost Its Location-Aware Mobile Apps Business ( [edit]
  11. Soonr lands $4.5M to expand its cloud offerings for work on the go ( [edit]
  12. Real-time Performance Analytics Company Integrien Raises $8 Million ( [edit]
  13. EDGAR [edit]
  14. Mimosa takes $4M for archiving email, files ( [edit]
  15. Six Degrees raises $7M for online sports video games. ( [edit]
  16. Rubicon Project Lands $9 Million Third Round Led By NBCU ( [edit]
  17. Meru Networks lands $87 million for virtual wireless service ( [edit]
  18. Nokeenaâ„¢ Networks Secures $6.5 Million in Funding to Expand Availability of New Media Infrastructure ( [edit]
  19. SupplyFrame Raises $1.5 Million Of Third Round ( [edit]
  20. Kazeon captures $10M for advanced search and discovery ( [edit]
  21. Meru snags $30M for virtual wireless service ( [edit]
  22. the Rubicon Project Adds on for $33 Million in Funding ( [edit]
  23. AOptix nabs $12.9M for eye-recognition ( [edit]
  24. Apture Raises $4.1 Million Round For Contextual Rich Media Overlays ( [edit]
  25. Soonr raises $3M to give mobile access to home computers ( [edit]
  26. PRnewswire ( [edit]
  27. Nokeena Networks raises $8.7M for faster streaming video ( [edit]
  28. Stealthy Six Degrees Games Raises $7 Million First Round ( [edit]
  29. Veodia Raises $8.3 Million In Series-A Financing Recent Activity Stimulates VP Hire ( [edit]
  30. DiVitas Networks Gets $15 Million in Venture Capital ( [edit]
  31. Mimosa raises $17M for email archiving ( [edit]
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  36. LeisureLink Closes $8.1mm Series B-1 Financing. ( [edit]
  37. Communicado Raises $11.6M ( [edit]
  38. Supplyframe press release ( [edit]
  39. AOptix raises $15M more for iris recognition ( [edit]
  41. Games2win raises $ 5 million from two VC firms ( [edit]
  42. Meru Networks raises $27.6M ( [edit]
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  45. DiVitas Networks Raises $15 Million in Series B Funding ( [edit]
  46. EDGAR [edit]
  47. Billdesk gets $7.5-m funding ( [edit]
  48. EDGAR [edit]
  49. Integrien Secures $10 Million in Series B Funding to Drive Company Growth and Product Development; Second Round of Funding Led By Acartha Group, With Follow-on Investment from Clearstone Venture Partners. ( [edit]
  50. Presto: a foolproof photo service for the elderly ( [edit]
  51. Meru Networks Secures $25 Million in New Funding. ( [edit]
  52. DiVitas Networks Brings Seamless, Unified Mobile Communications to Enterprise Market ( [edit]
  53. Network security co., iPolicy, raises $3M ( [edit]
  54. Mimosa Systems Receives Series B Financing; Adds Key Executives to Content Archiving Arsenal ( [edit]
  55. iPolicy Networks Secures $15M in New Funding ( [edit]
  56. EDGAR [edit]
  57. Software company Syndera raises $10M ( [edit]
  58. Meru Networks snags $12M third round ( [edit]
  59. Integrien Corporation Secures $6,500,000 Series A Financing ( [edit]
  60. Novariant Closes $16 million in Series C Funding ( [edit]
  61. Kazeon Gets $10-Million Series B for Enterprise Search ( [edit]
  62. EDGAR [edit]
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