What's holding your start-up back?

Clark Dever is an internationally-recognized serial entrepreneur who has mentored hundreds of founders and secured millions of dollars in funding.


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Portrait of Clark Dever at K Haus in Buffalo, NY


I’m Clark. With more than a decade of experience building high growth technology start-ups, I have the tools, expertise, and global connections to take your business concept from pre-seed to early-stage in just three months.

Clark’s impact as an advisor to YAMU and advisor to me personally has been life-changing.

I can confidently say we wouldn’t be here without him. I would be a much less capable leader without his guidance. I wouldn’t feel as empowered to dream as big as I do, much less feel confident that we can make those dreams a reality.

His general awareness and skills in understanding tough business problems are impressive. Adding his ability to empathize and understand what you need to hear or see to deal with the problem makes him truly powerful.
Kanishka Wanninayaka

Yamu Media

Mentorship From Someone Who’s Been There

Why trust me to help grow your business?

Custom IT services and solutions built specifically for your business

Been there, lived it.

I’ve built start-up after start-up, so I know what it’s like to be in your shoes. I understand the challenges you’re facing as a founder.

A network of people smarter than me.

I recently made 1,300 intros in 24 months. My global network spans several continents and industries, and it’s yours to tap into if we work together.

Proficient in what investors are looking for.

Cash is king, and to turn your Pre-seed pipe dream into your everyday reality, you need funds. Having secured $10 million+ in funding, I’m aware of what investors are looking for, and will make sure your pitch follows suit.

Approachability & militant optimism.

I stand by the phrase, “The only way out is through.” Being a founder requires unprecedented resilience, I’m here to help you build that.


Know your audience. Ensure your budding brand is optimally positioned to the right market.


Between my expansive network of product experts and my background in product management, we’ll perfect your product offering.


We’ll use market data to find your “Goldilocks” pricing strategy. Just right.


Everything we touch in your business plan will be backed by a strategy that you can carry with you going forward.

Nervous about taking the leap?

Don’t be, that’s what I’m here for. You bring the willingness to hustle, I’ll supply the wisdom gained through making lots of mistakes over the last 10 years.  Together, we’ll save you months of time and tens-of-thousands of dollars. You can pull a “how-to guide” to pitching from any venture capitalist on Google, but I’m here to help you hone in your narrative with all of the pertinent data that’s guaranteed to close sales.


Together we’ll build a roadmap for your venture, and optimize your strategy, positioning, pricing, and product as we develop your pitch and level up your game.



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