Clarity Update: Raised $1.6M, New Blog, New Features!

Update: There have been a ton of great press mentions sharing our news with us today.

1. The Next Web [Read
2. TechCrunch [Read]
3. TechCocktail [Read]
4. Financial Post [Read]
5. GigaOm [Read]
6. BetaKit [Read]
7. Real Ventures [Read]
8. WIRED [Read

If you’re already a Clarity member who has benefited from our service – you’re well aware of how we can help change an entrepreneur’s life. To date, we’ve connected over 12,000 calls across 47 countries. We remain 100% focused on providing the entrepreneur – the one getting up every day to make the world a better place – the advice they need to get over any obstacles they may be encountering. But, we’re just getting started. I wanted to record a short video to share the news directly – or read all about it below.

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Today I’m excited to announce that after six months of steady growth, we’ve raised $1.6M from investors that are nothing short of amazing. We are thrilled to have some of the US and Canada’s top funds and angels backing us including Baseline Ventures, Freestyle Capital, Mark Cuban, Real Ventures and Version One Ventures, 500 Startups, Venture 51, Ariel Poler, Howard Lindzon, Gerry Pond and Haroon Mokhtarzada. What does this mean for Clarity? This funding will help us to develop and grow the company by hiring some key players for our engineering team. It will help us grow globally. We want to see Clarity expand into more countries and help an even wider reach of entrepreneurs in need.

New: Clarity Needs

In addition to announcing funding today, we’re also launching Clarity Needs, a streamlined way to help entrepreneurs identify the right person to ask for advice. Clarity Needs will allow those seeking advice to post topics they wish to discuss so that others within the community can help recommend individuals within their network that may be the right expert for the call. Our learning engine captures these recommendations from other members, allowing for better categorization and making sure only the best experts, based on expertise and responsiveness, will respond to your need.

An Opinionated Blog for the Entrepreneur

Today, I am also extremely excited to be launching this new blog – dedicated to offering a window into the life of an entrepreneur. Instead of assuming or guessing what you want to read – our team and Clarity community members will be collaborating to offer you a wealth of resources dedicated to entrepreneurial education. In addition, we’ll actively watch for common themes from Clarity call requests so that our content is tailored to what entrepreneurs need most. It’s going to be edgy. It’s going to be raw. But I promise you that above all – it will be honest and real. We’re not only helping entrepreneurs get unstuck – we’re offering entrepreneurs a lifeline that they can trust.

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