Clearstone Portfolio Firm Cetas Acquired By VMware


Santa Monica-based Clearstone Ventures has had another exit in its portfolio, this time with the acquisition of Cetas , a developer of cloud data analytics software, by VMware. Cetas was incubated in Clearstone's Palo Alto offices by Sudhakar Muddu, a Ph.D.

Clearstone Gets Another Win With Ankeena


Santa Monica-based Clearstone Ventures appears to be on an exit roll this month, with the acquisition Thursday of Ankeena Networks , a supplier of software for content delivery networks. Juniper Networks said Thursday that it would pay something less than $100M for Ankeena, which was incubated by Clearstone Ventures, and also had gained funding from Trinity Ventures and the Mayfield Fund. Clearstone's Sumant Mandal sits on Ankeena's board of directors.

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Clearstone's Sumant Mandal On Exits, Opportunities


Over the last few months, Santa Monica-based Clearstone Ventures ( has had a number of high profile exits in its portfolio. Sumant Mandal: First of all, you know our heritage is as an incubator.

Insights and Opinions: Idealab and the Bill Gross Legacy


For today's Insights and Opinions section, we thought we'd share a recent article penned by Clearstone Ventures' William Quigley. In all of the recent rush to create internet accelerators in the region, William talks about, Bill Gross, the person behind the "original" tech incubator, Idealab.

TechZulu Recaps: The Annual Startup Forecast

Tech Zulu Event

Speakers listed: Brock Pierce – Digital currency pioneer investing in Bitcoin, games, and online gambling businesses; Clearstone Global Gaming Fund. Richard Wolpert – Managing Director of Amplify.LA, startup incubator and Venture Advisor at Accel Partners.

Interview with Rahul Sonnad, Geodelic


We caught Rahul in a more serious conversation, and spoke to him about his venture funded, location-based information startup and what it's up to, as well as got the story behind the firm's incubation at Clearstone Ventures. How did the incubation part come about?

If the Venture Model is Broken, Who??s Funding All These Startups?

SoCal Tech Calendar

What role do angel fund and incubators like Ycombinator and Techstars play in nurturing entrepreneurs to build better, bigger companies? Speakers: Paige Craig, Founder and CEO - BetterWorks; William Quigley, Managing Director - Clearstone Venture Partners; Dana Settle, Partner - Greycroft Partners; Yves Sisteron, Managing Partner and Co-Founder - GRP Partners. Thursday, December 9, 2010 -- If the Venture Model is Broken, Whos Funding All These Startups? Dealmaker Media LA.

This Week in VC – Scott Painter, CEO of Zag & TrueCar

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Incubated by Clearstone Ventures in 2008. I think I’ve now mastered how to make images clickable so in the future you *should* always be able to click on the TWiVC image above and go directly to the video. Just in case here’s the link to this week’s episode.

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