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 4 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 Partner for First Round Capital’s 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.