About Us

Co-founded as Clearbanc in 2015 by Michele Romanow from Canada’s Shark Tank (Dragons’ Den), Andrew D’Souza, Ivan Gritsiniak, Charlie Feng, and Tanay Delima, Clearco offers the most founder-friendly capital solutions for e-commerce, mobile apps, and SaaS founders as well as access to a powerful global network, insights and data, and recommendations.

We’ve raised $700M to date, and our investors include Oak HC / FT, Highland Capital, Emergence, Founder’s Fund, and Inovia.

Andrew D’ Souza

Andrew D’ Souza

CEO & Co-Founder

Andrew has raised hundreds of millions of dollars in venture capital and is an adviser and investor to companies such as WealthSimple, Properly, and Tulip Retail. Prior to Clearco, Andrew was the president of Nymi, a wearable platform focussed on identity and security and the COO of education startup, TopHat. Andrew has a degree in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

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Michele Romanow

Michele Romanow

President & Co-Founder

Tech Titan, Michele is the youngest ever entrepreneur to join CBC’s hit show Dragons’ Den. She previously co-founded e-commerce platforms SnapSaves (acquired by Groupon) and Buytopia. Michele is ranked in WXN’s “100 Most Powerful in Canada” and listed as the only Canadian on Forbes’ “Millennial on a Mission” list. She is a director on the board of Vail Resorts, Freshii, SHAD, Smith School of Business and League of Innovators.

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Charlie Feng

Charlie Feng

VP of Business Operations & Co-Founder

Charlie is a product-focused entrepreneur and has founded companies in the chatbot and marketing automation space. Charlie has a background in bond rating and previously built algorithms in assessing credit for Fortune 500 companies and built optimization products for authors on Amazon. Charlie holds a Bachelor in Finance from McGill University.

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Ivan Gritsiniak

Ivan Gritsiniak

VP of Finance & Co-Founder

Ivan has raised over $400M USD for Clearco’s LP funds and overseen complicated audits and multi-million dollar budgets. He holds an economics degree from the University of Waterloo, specializing in finance and econometrics, and played varsity football for five years with the Waterloo Warriors.

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Tanay Delima

Tanay Delima

VP of Product & Co-Founder

Tanay has helped scale the company from 7 to 200+ employees. Prior to Clearco, Tanay built an analytics platform for the NHL, founded a startup focused on the arts, and worked at high growth companies including Mozilla and Top Hat. He has a degree in industrial engineering and certificate in business from the University of Toronto.

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Venture Partners

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Gary Vaynerchuk
CEO of Vaynermedia
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Ruma Bose
Serial Entrepreneur
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Joanna Griffiths
Founder & CEO of Knixwear
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Rahul Vohra
Founder of Superhuman
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Morgan Hirsh
Founder of Public Goods
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Matt Salzberg
Founder of Blue Apron
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Chamath Palihapitiya
Founder of Social Capital
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Moiz Ali
Founder & CEO of Native
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Tara Bosch
Founder & CEO of SmartSweets
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Joe Mimran
Founder of Joe Fresh & Club Monaco
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Neil Blumenthal
Co-Founder of Warby Parker
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Shahrzad Rafati
CEO of BroadbandTV Corp
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Harry Stebbings
Founder at Stride.VC
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Benjamin Cogan
Co-CEO of Hubble
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Jesse Horwitz
Co-founder of Hubble
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Katherine Homuth
Founder & CEO of Sheertex

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Company Stats

4,500+
BUSINESSES FUNDED
7
COUNTRIES
$2B+
Invested to date
8x
More women funded than traditional VC

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