Clearco builds financial services for entrepreneurs and small business owners. The company provides growth capital for web-enabled businesses using business data instead of a personal credit score. It was formerly known as Clearbanc. It was founded in 2015 and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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Latest Clearco News
Oct 20, 2022
Clearco founders Michele Romanow and Andrew D’Souza. Courtesy. By 08 July 2021 The e-commerce investor, formerly known as Clearbanc, announced on July 8 its new round of funding led by investor SoftBank under its Vision Fund 2. Clearco gives capital to companies for growth without taking an equity stake, and in return, brand partners pay Clearco a share of their revenue. Since its creation in 2015, the firm has funded over 5,500 companies, totalling more than $2.4 billion in investment volume. “Softbank’s investment during a moment where we are accelerating at breakneck speed and leading a founder’s revolution is both humbling and exciting as we continue to work towards removing archaic barriers and offer an alternative and accessible solution for founders all around the world, cofounder and president Michele Romanow said in a statement. Last month, Clearco announced a $50 million financing partnership with Creative Artists Agency (CAA), one of the biggest talent agencies in the US, to fund an entity that will pair up brands with potential celebrity partners. See all comments
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Clearco Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When was Clearco founded?
Clearco was founded in 2015.
Where is Clearco's headquarters?
Clearco's headquarters is located at 1 York St., Toronto.
What is Clearco's latest funding round?
Clearco's latest funding round is Series C - II.
How much did Clearco raise?
Clearco raised a total of $935.01M.
Who are the investors of Clearco?
Investors of Clearco include Park West Asset Management, SoftBank Group, Bow Ventures, Intuit, Credigy and 20 more.
Who are Clearco's competitors?
Competitors of Clearco include Ampla, Pipe, Boopos, Wayflyer, Founderpath, Capchase, GetVantage, Bloom, Ritmo, Corl and 23 more.
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