[Webinar] Meet the VC: Austin Clements | Slauson & Co.
February 8, 2023
Meet the VC is a monthly panel event hosted by Escalon and its partners. This month, we had an engaging discussion with Austin Clements of Slauson & Co. to discuss fundraising, investment thesis, the current investment climate with our partners Stubbs Alderton & Markiles and First Republic Bank.
About Austin Clements
Austin Clements is Co-founder and Managing Partner at Slauson & Co., a Los Angeles-based early-stage venture capital firm rooted in economic inclusion. At Slauson, Austin focuses on investing in technologies that empower small business owners.
Prior to this role, Austin was a Principal at TenOneTen Ventures, a data focused seed fund based in LA. He has also worked in investment management and founded a mobile app development firm to serve small businesses.
Austin is the founding Chair of PledgeLA, the nation’s largest city-wide initiative to promote diversity in the local tech community. He currently serves on the board of Knight Foundation. Austin received his MBA from NYU Stern and his BA from Morehouse College.
About Slauson & Co.
Slauson & Co. is a $75M Los Angeles-based early-stage venture capital firm, rooted in a mission of economic empowerment and inclusion. The firm primarily invests and guides untapped founders- historically overlooked by the traditional venture ecosystem- providing access to the right capital and resources to become category-defining companies.
Watch the replay of the event above, or here.
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