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Fundable Acquires Clarity

When I started Clarity my plan was to never sell. I wanted to work on Clarity for the rest of my life. I also had a simple mission to guide us.

Have a positive impact on a billion people by 2022.


Plans are made to be broken – visions are not!

Today I’m super excited to announce that Clarity has been acquired by Fundable.com to become part of Startups.co – the world largest startup launch platform.

Not only have they acquired Clarity, but they’re also announcing the launch of a new parent brand that will act as the worlds largest startup launch platform in the world: Startups.co

The new Startups.co platform is HUGE!

  • 825,000 registered startups
  • 13.6 million backers, followers and investors
  • $150 million in committed funding

This growing community will only catapult our vision for Clarity – to help entrepreneur start and growth their business.

Wil Schroter is the Founder & CEO of Fundable/Startups.co and is a badass entrepreneur. He not only shares my passion for building companies, he also has a long track record of supporting entrepreneurs in a big way.

Over the past few months we’ve gotten to spend a lot of time together and he’s someone that I admire deeply.

But What About a Billion People Impacted by 2022?

When I started the company I had one mission: to have a positive impact on a billion people by 2022 by helping entrepreneurs create big and meaningful companies all over the world.

My thinking was that if I help founders create bigger companies by connecting them to existing entrepreneurs for advice that they would, in turn, create a better world for everyone to live in.

It’s a mission that will only be accelerated by this acquisition. The newly created Startups.co brand will have a much broader footprint than Clarity, and will allow the combined companies to have the biggest impact.

What Does This Mean For Clarity?

Great question. From a product point of view, Clarity will remain a destination site and continue to provide the service we’ve offered to date. Going forward we’ll be integrating Clarity into the other Startup.co services (Fundable, LaunchRock, StartupPlays, etc).

On that note, anytime I’ve shared this news in private, two questions immediately gets asked.

1) What’s going to happen with all the time I invested in Clarity?

Clarity is going to grow and be integrated into all the other products at the newly launched brand Startups.co. If you take Fundable.com – a marketplace for entrepreneurs to crowdfund their capital – it only makes sense for them to have access to experts on the topic?

That’s where Clarity comes into play. Each product offered under the Startups.co brand will have a Clarity service embeded within them.

Just look at the numbers, they’re HUGE.

2) Are you staying with the company?

Yes. I’m staying on as an advisor.

I’ve got a HUGE vested interested in seeing Clarity prosper and grow and even though we officially closed on the transaction back in December, I continue to stay extremely engaged with the teams to ensure the vision gets executed on and the transition was seamless.

We built an amazing community of experts and members at Clarity and I don’t take that for granted. My email will remain active and you can ping anytime if you have questions or challenges.

Can’t’ Say “Thank You” Enough

I can’t tell you how honoured I am for the chance to work with everyone at Clarity to build what we have.


Everyday I woke up to bring a dream to light and so many people helped me create that.

I will forever be in your debt.

The thing I’m most proud of is the number of entrepreneurs that we’ve been able to help from all over the world.

I also want to personally thank all our amazing investors, advisors and the family members who supported the people who gave so much to Clarity.

I’m sure they stood by waiting while they finished up a call or responded to a request in the middle of dinner – I know I did – and it means a lot.

I believe entrepreneurship is one of the biggest gifts we can give ourself as it forces us to grow as a person and this company was no different.

If you’d like to follow my continued journey sign up to my personal newsletter here: www.danmartell.com/newsletter

Thanks again for being a part of Clarity’s story.

P.S. If you have any questions, post them below and I’ll be sure to answer them. Also, I’ll be hosting a Q&A webinar tomorrow between Wil Schroter (Founder/CEO of Fundable.com/Startups.co) to discuss the acquisition and scaling a company. Register here.

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