Clearbanc is on a mission to fuel the digital-first economy and empower more founders to build world-class companies from anywhere. On the heels of Valuation, launching in the UK, and Upfront Inventory, we’ve brought in two incredible new faces to the team to play integral roles in accelerating that mission — Curt Sigfstead as CFO and Bruce Sewell as Board Member. Both come with impressive careers and a wealth of experience helping some of the tech industry’s most successful companies.
Curt spent more than 20 years at JP Morgan as one of the firm’s top tech bankers, where he led the west coast technology investment banking business. Curt oversaw more than 70 IPOs, advised on some of the largest M&A deals in the tech space, and raised billions of dollars of capital across public and private debt and equity markets with a long list of companies, including Apple, Alteryx, Twilio, Avalara, Smartsheet, Blackline, Five9, Ringcentral and Zoom.
“At its core, Clearbanc provides uncompromising entrepreneurs capital leveraging its unique data science and AI,” said Curt Sigfstead, CFO at Clearbanc. “Clearbanc is synonymous with entrepreneurship and Michele, Andrew, and I are 100% aligned with Clearbanc’s mission to give the power back to founders. I’ve always been motivated to help entrepreneurs achieve their goals, and it’s an incredible opportunity to roll up my sleeves and help build one of the most disruptive companies in e-commerce infrastructure.”
As CFO at Clearbanc, Curt oversees all finance functions including capital markets, corporate development and business operations, and plays an instrumental role in our trajectory as a core capital and business platform that’s fueling the digital economy.
“Curt’s joining at a pivotal time for Clearbanc and his deep experience working with some of the most successful entrepreneurs will not only increase Clearbanc’s velocity but also help more founders write their story,” said Andrew D’Souza, CEO and Co-Founder. “He has an unparalleled understanding of what creates a valuable business and has already proven to be a great partner in our decision-making and strategy development as a company.”
Bruce Sewell has a wealth of experience in the technology space, most notably as General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Legal and Government Affairs at Apple, the world’s most valuable company, and Intel Corporation’s Senior Vice President & General Counsel. At Apple, he worked alongside Steve Jobs and Tim Cook, where he supervised all legal matters, helping build Apple into the global powerhouse it is today, with customers, developers, and suppliers in every country in the world and partnered with global financial institutions to navigate complex regulations. Bruce brings invaluable insights to Clearbanc’s Board of Directors, supporting the company’s long-term strategic mission to help founders win.
“I’ve had the good fortune of working alongside some of the world’s most influential founders, and have scaled businesses globally in an unprecedented way,” said Bruce Sewell, Clearbanc Board Member. “I see an incredible opportunity for the team at Clearbanc and I look forward to helping the team build out their digital commerce platform to help founders around the world.”
“Bruce has over a decade of experience building the most valuable company in the world. We’ve backed more than 2,800 founders across all 50 states and 8X more women than VC, and Bruce will play a pivotal role steering Clearbanc through this next phase of our growth as we support more founders around the world.”