William Elkus

Founder and Managing Director, Clearstone Venture Partners

Bill Elkus

William Elkus is the founder of and a managing director at Santa Monica based Clearstone Venture Partners. Clearstone has a 20-year history of leadership building high-growth technology start-ups including PayPal, Overture, NetZero and one of India’s top payment companies, BillDesk.

Bill is also a venture partner at Structural Capital, a growth-capital and venture debt firm. Bill is a member and former Chair of Board of Councilors at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Bill graduated from Harvard Law School with a J.D., magna cum laude; also has a masters from MIT Sloan School of Management; and B.S. in Mathematics from MIT. He was named as a top 100 Venture Capitalist by Forbes in three of its annual Midas Lists.

Mr. Elkus is the parent of USC Annenberg Alumna Sophie Elkus (Public Relations, ’14).