Clayton has over 12 years of experience in the tech space. Initially working as a marketer, he transitioned into business development, and over the past 3 years has worked in venture capital.
Currently, as a Venture Partner at 500 Startups in San Francisco, Clayton is focused on the media, ecommerce, and frontier tech. Clayton is also one of the co-founders of the Transparent Collective, a non-profit launched to help founders of color connect with investors and mentors.
Prior to returning back to the Bay Area, as a member of the Dorm Room Fund team in New York, Clayton worked with and invested in some of the best and brightest student founded startups on the east coast.