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 prizes for your online business.

Your sales & marketing accounts must be connected during the application process to be eligible as a finalist.

Application deadline is October 8, 2021.

Oct 15, 2021
2-3:30 PM 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
  • A $5,000 USD credit on top of first Clearco capital advance
  • 1:1 business review with Clearco’s investment team
  • Office Hours session with Heyday's Head of Business Development, Chas Woodward
  • 3 months free of Klarna*
  • Annual pencil subscription including 50 ad creatives / month
  • Ad performance consulting sessions with Pencil
  • Access to Clearco’s benchmarking & insights technology
  • Data-driven agency and partner recommendations
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Judges panel

Will Hanschell
Co-Founder, Pencil

Will is the Co-Founder and CEO of Pencil, a Creative AI company on a mission to generate unexpected ideas that get results. Previously Will spent 10 years as a management consultant embedded in creative agencies. He has managed data-driven marketing campaigns for some of the world’s biggest brands, including Samsung, Starbucks, Shell, InterContinental Hotels Group, Philips, Virgin and TomTom. Will graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Masters in Engineering.

Katie Cole
Head of Partnerships, Heyday

Responsible for the development, strategy and management of the Heyday's partnerships in the DTC and marketplace ecosystems, Katie focuses specifically on acquisition opportunities and brand incubation initiatives while also serving on the Company's Investment Committee. Prior to joining Heyday, Katie led M&A at Molson Coors Beverage Company where she invested in & acquired brands across both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage categories, including transformative deals like an investment in LA Libations and a Joint Venture with D. G. Yuengling & Son.

Matt Suraci
Head of Commercial - North America, Klarna

Matthew is an eCommerce leader who has been working in the retail industry for the better part of the last decade.Joining Klarna in 2018, Matt leads the North American Enterprise Commercial team where he provides the world’s leading merchants with unique insights into the online, offline, and retail landscape. Prior to joining Klarna, Matt was an executive at Pitney Bowes, leading sales efforts for their Borderfree product, helping make them the market leader in cross border e-commerce.

Event information

In order to qualify, please fill out the full application and ensure your sales & marketing accounts are connected during or shortly after sign-up. 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.

ClearPitch is a data-driven competition, and the finalists are selected based on their online performance which we're able to analyze via connected accounts. Connecting your sales & marketing accounts will increase your chances of being chosen as a finalist! 

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.

*Offer Klarna on your site at no additional cost to your current credit card processing rate.

All information you share with Clearco is secured during transport and at rest. We are committed to protecting your data with military grade encryption (RSA-4096 and AES-256). We also limit what we have access to. We can never see your login information for any of your connected accounts, we only have “read” level access to the data you share with us – in other words, we are never able to change or modify in any way your shared data. We have securely connected more than 30,000 customer data sources. See our privacy policy for more details.

Are you ready?

Apply now and connect your sales and marketing accounts for the chance to pitch your business and win up to $75,000 worth of prizes!

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