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.