Our investment professionals have real world startup experience and more importantly startup success. Our team has successfully launched and grown profitable technology companies that were later acquired by public companies in the US and Europe. We have a track record of delivering significant returns for our investors.

Shawn Mendelovich
Managing Director

Shawn is the Founder and Managing Director of Clario Capital. In 1999, Shawn co-founded MetaReward and served as CEO until 2005. MetaReward provides online advertisers with performance based marketing solutions that drive new customer acquisition.

After raising a single round of venture funding in September 1999, MetaReward grew rapidly and achieved profitability in November 2000. Under Shawn’s leadership MetaReward grew to generate annual revenues exceeding $80 million. The company agreed to be acquired by Experian Interactive in 2003. Shawn continued as President of the MetaReward division of Experian Interactive until 2005, and successfully achieved all the performance targets associated with the acquisition.

Prior to founding MetaReward, Shawn was an Investment Banking Associate at Robertson, Stephens & Co., a technology investment bank based in San Francisco, CA. While at RS&Co. Shawn worked on several IPOs and M&A transactions including Steve Jobs’ Pixar.

Shawn received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with Honors from Princeton University and attended Harvard Business School 1998-1999 before leaving to start MetaReward.