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The Founder Challenge

Building a business is hard — ideas, early customers, first employees are all huge challenges. But finding the right funding option to fuel growth is even harder. It takes a long time, is full of risk, and is emotionally taxing on a founder. There are an overwhelming amount of options for capital out there, but all come with a cost.

Traditional Funding Options

Raising VC risks giving up control of your company. If you go to a bank you risk losing your house. If you decide to bootstrap with credit cards you’re risking your credit score. If you do nothing, you risk losing market share to your competition.

Revolutionizing Investments

Clearbanc is the fastest, most affordable way for founders to fund their business without giving up equity or risking personal assets. We’ve invested $10K - $10M in thousands of companies using data science to identify high-growth funding opportunities in less than 24 hours.

Our Mission

Clearbanc is democratizing capital by taking the bias out of our investment decisions. This strategy has helped us fund 8x more female founders than traditional VCs and invest in companies in 43 states this year.

The Founder Challenge

Building a business is hard — ideas, early customers, first employees are all huge challenges. But finding the right funding option to fuel growth is even harder. It takes a long time, is full of risk, and is emotionally taxing on a founder. There are an overwhelming amount of options for capital out there, but all come with a cost.

Traditional Funding Options

Raising VC risks giving up control of your company. If you go to a bank you risk losing your house. If you decide to bootstrap with credit cards you’re risking your credit score. If you do nothing, you risk losing market share to your competition.

Revolutionizing Investments

Clearbanc is the fastest, most affordable way for founders to fund their business without giving up equity or risking personal assets. We’ve invested $10K - $10M in thousands of companies using data science to identify high-growth funding opportunities in less than 24 hours.

Our Mission

Clearbanc is democratizing capital by taking the bias out of our investment decisions. This strategy has helped us fund 8x more female founders than traditional VCs and invest in companies in 43 states this year.

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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 Clearbanc, 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.

Michele Romanow CEO & 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.

Clearbanc’s portfolio spans small businesses across the United States, Canada, and the UK to some of the fastest growing consumer brands today.
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We're a company built by founders for founders, and we’re laser focused on our mission to help entrepreneurs succeed.

When you work at Clearbanc, you'll get the chance to work closely with people who have built, scaled and sold companies before.

While we're obsessed with our vision, we don't take ourselves too seriously. We don’t know all the answers, so we’re constantly experimenting and learning together.

Clearbanc is going through an exciting growth phase. We’ve closed a $300M round and we're looking for the right people to join #TeamClearbanc. This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious person looking to make an impact while getting exposure to FinTech and learning what it takes to build a successful startup.

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