Christopher J. Rust

Founding Investor & Advisor at Atmosic Technologies, Inc.

Christopher J. Rust

Christopher J. Rust

Founding Investor & Advisor at Atmosic Technologies, Inc.

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Nexsi Systems
Clear Venture Management LLC
Clear Venture Partners LLC

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3100

Number of Boards

47

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Partner at U.S. Venture Partners

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Co-Founder at Clear Venture Partners LLC

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Co-Founder at Vera Security, Inc.

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Lecturer in Management at Stanford University - Stanford Graduate School of Business

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General Partner at U.S. Venture Partners

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General Partner at Battery Ventures

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General Partner at Bolt Innovation Group

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Owner at Two Bear Management

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Partner Emeritus at Eclipse Ventures LLC

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Chief Executive Officer & President at Vera Security, Inc.

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Christopher J. Rust
Founding Investor & Advisor at Atmosic Technologies, Inc.
Education
MS in Telecommunications Engineering

As the flagship university of the state of Colorado, CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) – and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region – we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies. CU-Boulder has blossomed in size and quality since we opened our doors in 1877 – attracting superb faculty, staff, and students and building strong programs in the sciences, engineering, business, law, arts, humanities, education, music, and many other disciplines. Today, with our sights set on becoming the standard for the great comprehensive public research universities of the new century, we strive to serve the people of Colorado and to engage with the world through excellence in our teaching, research, creative work, and service.

M.S.E.E.

University of Massachusetts Lowell is a high-ranking university, with several nationally recognized academic departments. Located about 30 minutes from Boston in Lowell, Massachusetts, UMass Lowell offers more than 100 degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. UMass Lowell has several nationally recognized, research-oriented programs, including science and engineering. These programs undertake groundbreaking research and also provide exceptional work opportunities for its students and graduates. Other programs at UMass Lowell include liberal and fine arts, humanities, health-related programs, teacher education and social sciences. UMass Lowell also offers a range of internship opportunities for students who wish to gain experience in their field of study. Student life options at UMass Lowell include more than 100 diverse student organizations, leadership programs and community service opportunities. Lowell's admissions policies are moderately competitive. Financial aid is available to eligible students through loans, academic scholarships and other sources to help cover tuition.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, Inc. is a non-profit organization that owns and operates technical professional association. It provides membership and services, societies and communities support, publication services, and conferences and events. The company was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Career History
Founder & General Partner
2015 - Current

Clear Venture Management LLC invests in companies located in the US. The firm focuses on sectors such as business technology and services. It participates in early-stage capital requirements with an investment size of USD $100k-4 million.

Founder & General Partner
2014 - Current

With $120 million of capital from a world-class investor base, Clear is a Silicon Valley venture capital firm that is purpose-built to help startup teams win in business technology and services. Founded by veteran company builders and venture investors Chris Rust and Rajeev Madhavan, formerly of Sequoia Capital and USVP and founders of four successful companies, Clear provides early capital, connections, and company-building insights to bold startup teams so their ideas can grow into market-leading companies.

Founding Investor & Advisor
Current

Atmosic Technologies, Inc. operates as a fabless semiconductor company that designs ultra-low power wireless solutions. Its products include M2 Series and M3 Series. The company is headquartered in Campbell, CA.

Boards & Committees
Director
Prior - 2011

StrataLight Communications, Inc. develops fiber transmission subsystems. Its products include OTS-4000 system, OTS-4700, and OTS-4011. Its systems are used in building long-haul optical networks. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, CA.

Board Member
2005 - 2007

LVL7 Systems, Inc. provides networking software solutions. They create production-ready networking software that enables networking original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers to compress development timelines. The company was founded in November 1999 and is headquartered in Morrisville, NC.

Director
1998 - 2001

Avanex Corporation is a leading global provider of Intelligent Photonic Solutions(TM) to meet the needs of fiber optic communications networks for greater capacity, longer distance transmissions, improved connectivity, higher speeds and lower costs. These solutions enable or enhance optical wavelength multiplexing, dispersion compensation, switching and routing, transmission, amplification, and include network-managed subsystems. Avanex was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Fremont, California. Avanex also maintains facilities in Erwin Park, N.Y.; Nozay, France; and San Donato, Italy. The facilities also are home to Avanex's Centers of Excellence for specialized research and manufacturing.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is the leading trade association representing the global information and communications technology (ICT) industry through standards development, policy initiatives, business opportunities, market intelligence and networking events. With support from hundreds of members, TIA enhances the business environment for companies involved in telecom, broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite, unified communications, emergency communications and the greening of technology. TIA is accredited by ANSI.

Political Donations
$300
2008

Former President of United States

$1,818
2007
$1,818
2006
Investments
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Robin Systems, Inc. operates an online platform for container-based compute and storage virtualization. It offers Robin Cloud Platform which is a container-based, application-aware, compute and storage platform liberates applications from servers, VMs, and storage boundaries. The company was founded by Krishna Yeddanapudi in 2013 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

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KAIAM Corp. designs, develops, and manufactures optical communications products. The firm offers 40G-LR4 CWDM4, 100G CWDM4+, 80Ch 50GHz Athermal AWG, and 40Ch 100 GHz Athermal AWG. The company was founded by Bardia Pezeshki in 2009 and is headquartered in Newark, CA.

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Mahi Networks, Inc. used to manufacture and market transport aggregation solutions that improved carrier business models by reducing central office costs. The company was founded in September 1999 and it was headquartered in Petaluma, CA.

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