Clearbanc co-founders Michele Romanow and Andrew D’Souza knew there had to be a better way to fund your business than staking your house or sacrificing ownership of your company.
Michele and Andrew deeply understand the pains of building a business; Michele bootstrapped five companies, one which was acquired by Groupon, and sits on the other side of the table as a judge on “Dragon’s Den,” Canada’s equivalent of “Shark Tank.” Andrew, meanwhile, has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for multiple startups and is an investor and advisor to many others.
They've seen the broken funding process from all sides, and the idea for Clearbanc was inspired by their own experiences and struggles building companies and working with other entrepreneurs.
Clearbanc has invested in thousands of companies using data science to identify high-growth funding opportunities. This data-driven approach takes the bias out of decision making. Clearbanc has funded 8x more female founders than traditional VCs and has invested in 43 states in the US in 2019.
WHY WORK WITH US?
We're a company built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs obsessed with our mission to help entrepreneurs succeed - a true partner. Work at the frontline of our brand. Educate and help entrepreneurs grow to help them reach their goals.
We embrace openness and transparency. You'll get the chance to work closely with our team 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.
Our team have founded, scaled and sold companies before; this time we’re building something meaningful for ourselves. Our Co-Founders are Michele Romanow - Dragon on CBC’s Dragon’s Den, Co-Founder Buytopia and Snapsaves and Andrew D’Souza - previously COO of Tophat, President of Nymi and Angel Investor in startups like Wealthsimple, KIK and Tulip Retail. We have some of the top investors in Silicon Valley, New York, and Canada behind us.
We're seeking ambitious people to looking to make an impact in an early stage, high growth fintech company. Learn what it takes to build a successful startup.
Co-Founder & President
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
Co-Founder & CEO
Andrew is a serial entrepreneur, currently building a startup in the financial services space. He is an Advisor to Kik and Wealthsimple. Andrew was formerly President of Nymi, a wearable platform focused on identity and security (raised $15M), and the COO of Top Hat, a mobile learning platform for the classroom (raised $22M).
Co-Founder & Strategy
Charlie is a product focused entrepreneur who has founded companies in the chatbot and marketing automation space. He previously built products that helped optimize authors to becoming #1 sellers on Amazon. Charlie has a background in bond rating and building algorithms in assessing credit for F500 companies.
We have a 'getting things done' is better than 'perfect’ attitude with a bias towards action
We’re open to feedback, resilient to failures and always looking to improve
We're a team of problem solvers and fast learners who can identify problems, come up with ideas and execute solutions themselves
WHY WE LOVE CLEARBANC
IVAN - DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
"I love working for Clearbanc because it gives me the opportunity to learn from the best. Every day I leave work having learned something new. Whether it’s a new tool on how to extract data using SQL, a different strategy on how to deal with customers or brainstorming new ideas, I find myself always learning and advancing my own skill set."