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Christopher Rust


Mr. Christopher Rust is a Co-Founder and serves as General Partner at Clear Ventures. Rust serves as Independent Venture Capitalist at Chris Rust. His VC experience includes 14 years as a Partner at Sequoia Capital and USVP, and 2 years as an independent investor. Since 1998 Chris has led or co-led early stage investments in 36 startups, starting 31x at seed/series A and 5x at series B. His notable exits with full attribution include seed/early stage investments in GoPro (IPO GPRO), Dune Networks (BRCM), Mellanox (IPO MLNX), Syndesis (SUBEX), LVL7 (BRCM), VxTel (INTC), Avanex (IPO AVNX), SwitchOn (PMCS) and Abrizio (PMCS). He was also an investment team member on Optichron (NETL), NetScreen (IPO NSCN), and Trusteer (IBM). His active VC portfolio includes Appthority, CloudPassage, Cyphort, Diablo, Exablox, Falcon Computing, GoEuro, Kaiam, PlumGrid, Reflektion, Robin, Swift Navigation, Vera, and Zerto. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital, Chris spent 14 year in operating roles that include Co-Founder and lead architect of Roadrunner/TWC Internet (Charter Communications), startup PLM at Carrier Access (IPO CACS) and Comcore (NSM), and coding at US West and MITRE. He also serves as Advisor at Target Global.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • 3340 Hillview Avenue
  • San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
  • United States

+1 (650) 000-0000

Christopher Rust Investments (7)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Swift Navigation 08-Dec-2015 Early Stage VC 0000 Electronic Equipment and Instruments Generating Revenue 00000000000 0000
0000 31-Oct-2014 00000 00000 0000 Network Management Software Generating Revenue 00000000000 0000
0000 13-Aug-2014 00000 00000 0000 Information Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 00000000000 0000
00000 09-Jun-2014 00000 00000 0000 Systems and Information Management Generating Revenue 00000000000 0000
0000000 00000 0000 01-Jun-2014 00000 00000 00.00 Other Equipment Generating Revenue 00000000000 0000
Reflektion 04-Mar-2014 Early Stage VC 000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 00000000000 0000
Vera 01-Feb-2014 Seed Round 000 Network Management Software Generating Revenue 00000000000 0000
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Christopher Rust Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Christopher Rust Independent Venture Capitalist 00 00 0 San Luis Obispo, CA