[Webinar] Meet the VC: Austin Clements | Slauson & Co.

February 8, 2023


Austin Clements

Slauson & Co.

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.

About Escalon

Escalon offers all the essential business services needed to maintain a company. A single, trusted resource for everything from part-time CFO services and HR, to accounting, tax, payroll, and insurance.

Experience the peace of mind of having all your company’s back-office needs running seamlessly in the background. Escalon is centered around the idea of making life easier for serial entrepreneurs and savvy CEO’s.

We’re with you at every stage. Our strategic advice and efficient services in finance & people-related matters enable us to escort early stage companies through transformation into large enterprises or successful exits.

Meet our partners

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles

With robust corporate, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and emerging growth, business litigation, public securities, entertainment, and intellectual property practices, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles’ attorneys assist clients with virtually every legal issue a business or an individual may face.

Since its inception in 2002, SA&M has worked alongside innovators and leaders of businesses large and small whose ideas are world changing. Our firm takes the long-term approach to our relationship with clients, partnering with them all along their evolutionary path, from idea to growth to exit, or whatever their future may hold. Our mission is, and has always been, to provide technically excellent legal services in a consistent, highly-responsive and service-oriented manner with an entrepreneurial and practical business advisory perspective.

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First Republic Bank

First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC) was founded in 1985 with one mission: to deliver exceptional, personalized service to each and every client. Today, First Republic has grown to become the 14th largest bank in the United States thanks to our truly differentiated service culture, the longevity of our client relationships and a Net Promoter Score that’s two times higher than the U.S. banking industry average.

First Republic is a full-service financial institution specializing in private banking, private business banking and real estate lending. In addition, our wealth management affiliates offer investment, trust and wealth management services. We deliver personalized solutions to help both individuals and businesses meet their financial goals, with over 80 Preferred Banking Offices located primarily in urban coastal markets, including San Francisco, New York, Boston and Los Angeles.

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TriNet is a professional employer organization, or PEO, that provides small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with full-service HR solutions tailored by industry. To free SMBs from HR complexities, TriNet offers access to human capital expertise, benefits, risk mitigation and compliance, payroll and real-time technology. From Main Street to Wall Street, TriNet empowers SMBs to focus on what matters most—growing their business.

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