Clearco’s data-driven pitch competition is for the boldest, most innovative high-growth founders in the online space. Apply now for the chance to pitch your business live to an esteemed panel of judges, and receive up to $75,000 in gifts for your online business. Your sales & marketing accounts must be connected during the application process to be eligible as a finalist.

3x applicants will be selected as finalists for ClearPitch.

Sept 8, 2021
2-3PM ET
Co-hosted with our select partners

Finalist award

Apply now for the chance to pitch your business to an esteemed panel of judges, and for the chance to receive:

  • $30,000 USD cash
  • A $5,000 USD credit on top of first Clearco capital advance
  • Free 3 months and free migration to Omnisend
  • 1:1 business review with Clearco’s investment team
  • Founder Story feature on Clearco’s Clarity Magazine
  • Access to Clearco’s benchmarking & insights technology
  • Data-driven agency and partner recommendations
Michele and Andrew

Judges panel

Michele Romanow
Co-Founder & President, Clearco

Tech titan Michele Romanow is an engineer and serial entrepreneur who started five companies before her 33rd birthday. Her business savvy, drive, and tenacity led her to become the youngest entrepreneur ever to star as a “Dragon” on CBC’s hit show Dragons’ Den. Michele is the Co-Founder & President of Clearco, the world's largest ecommerce investor & pay-as-you-grow pioneer that's deployed $2.5B+ in capital to 5,500+ online companies to date. Michele previously helmed SnapSaves, bought by tech giant Groupon, and, which under her leadership acquired ten of their top competitors, including & WagJag.

Silvija Martincevic
Chief Commercial Officer, Affirm

Silvija Martincevic leads all commercial functions including sales, merchant success, marketing and communications at Affirm. Previously, Silvija was Chief Operating Officer for Groupon’s international business across Europe, Asia and Australia leading Marketing, Sales, Data Analytics, Merchant Success and Strategy. Silvija joined Groupon in 2011 and has held leadership roles across the organization, including in sales, analytics, pricing, marketing and product strategy. Silvija received an MBA degree in Econometrics and Statistics from the Booth School of Business at The University of Chicago, and a BA in Economics from Beloit College.

Jamie Sutton
General Manager, Omnisend

Jamie Sutton leads the growth strategy at Omnisend, one of the fastest-growing Martech companies in ecommerce. During his nearly 20 years in the ecommerce & marketing tech space, he’s influenced an industry that has matured into the powerhouse of growth that we see today. As a very early technical adopter of ecommerce, Jamie built a highly respected digital agency centered around the Shopify platform, and joined Shopify full-time in 2011 as one of the first 90 employees, quickly moving into a pivotal role alongside Shopify leadership in creating Shopify Plus.

Event information

In order to qualify, please fill out the full application. Your participation is dependent on the number of applicants we receive, your online performance data, and the judges we have on the panel each episode.

A prepared 10 minute presentation of your company to date, business model, and investment round, if applicable.

  • An Executive Summary or background on your company: where you came from, what you do, how the idea came about, and where you stand today.
  • Business growth strategy
  • How many team members.
  • Why there’s a need in the market for your product.
  • How much you’re looking to raise.
  • What you’d use the capital for
  • What differentiates you from the competition?
  • Stats: your revenues (with projections), reviews, return rate, average order value, returning customer rate, order numbers, etc.

If selected as a finalist, you will be notified by Clearco a week before the ClearPitch date via email. You will be provided with all event details and asked to join a 30 min. prep call in advance of the pitch competition.

The event is 100% online. The goal is to let people from everywhere apply and pitch their brand.

Are you ready?

Apply now and connect your sales and marketing accounts for a chance to be recognized as one of the boldest and most innovative founders in the online space.

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