Co-Founder and MD, Ulu Ventures
Clint is a Managing Director and co-founder of Ulu Ventures, a $50m seed stage venture firm investing in enterprise IT companies from Stanford and Silicon Valley.
An active supporter of entrepreneurship within the Stanford community, Clint taught entrepreneurship in the School of Engineering; mentors at StartX, Stanford’s accelerator; and co-founded Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs, an alumni group with over 1000 members.
Over the last 9 years, Clint and his partner Miriam Rivera have invested in over 80 startups. 50 have come from the Stanford community including Palantir, SoFi, Krux (acquired by Salesforce), and Blue River Technology (acquired by John Deere).
Prior to Ulu, Clint was a serial entrepreneur, co-founding four Silicon Valley startups which provided tools to help individuals or organizations make better decisions. He co-authored Ethics for the Real World (Harvard Business Press 2008), is a Kauffman Fellow, and holds a PhD and an MS in engineering from Stanford, and a BA in mathematics from Grinnell College where he served as Chair of the Board of Trustees.
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Venture Capitalists (VCs) could be poster children for cognitive biases. Most successful VCs conclude they “have the magic.” Forbes even celebrates the best performing VCs each year with their Midas List. However, few VCs test their gut feel driven decision making with data or frameworks. Fewer still distinguish between luck and skill in a decision […]