Clearway Leadership

We are also a technology startup, in the business of enabling non-dilutive growth. Clearway uses technology to track 300k venture backed startups, 25k investors and generate bespoke industry reports in minutes. 

Using proprietary machine learning systems, Leste Clearway has an enhanced ability to assess opportunity much faster and more thoroughly than other firms not utilizing AI. Our unique tech-enabled infrastructure is shifting the way venture capital supports founders.


Zachary Cooper

Managing Partner and CEO

Zachary graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors Degree in International Business.


He now holds positions in venture debt and venture capital. Zachary has been the Director at RCC Ventures, LLC., a provider of debt advisory services since 2013. He focuses on securing funding for companies that require special situations growth capital.


Zachary has also been the Director at Chetrit Ventures, a family office equity investment arm since 2017. Zachary makes diversified investments while supporting portfolio CEO’s with special projects. He also serves as an Advisor to many of the portfolio companies.


Max Wolff

Managing Partner

Max is CEO of Systematic Ventures and Managing Partner at Clearway.


He was also Chief Economist at Disruptive Technology Advisers, a Founding Partner at Manhattan Venture Partners, and Chief Economist at Citizen.VC.


Max has made thousands of appearances and been published in leading outlets including CNBC, Bloomberg, The Financial Times, CBS Evening News, ABC News, BBC, and The Wall Street Journal.


Max did his undergraduate studies at Yale University, and University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He received a BA and MA in Economics, both summa cum laude, and completed his coursework for a PhD and his AbD from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He teaches economics and finance at the Graduate Program in International Affairs, The New School. Max is a Board Advisor to several technology start-ups.


Magnus Sigurdsson


Magnus is CTO of Systematic Ventures and at Clearway — leading each venture's data science, digital product development, and investment advisory services.

Magnus has spent his career utilizing data science to help hedge funds and institutional investors make more sophisticated and systematic investments to improve returns. He previously was Partner at 55 Institutional, Principal at Ada Investments, and Investment Professional at The Investment Fund for Foundations (TIFF). Magnus was an early investor in blockchain technologies, and participated in the initial funding of Ethereum. Magnus develops systematic, quantitative trading applications targeting global equities, cryptocurrencies and real estate assets.


Magnus graduated as valedictorian with a BS in Economics from The University of Iceland. He received his Master of Finance from MIT Sloan School of Management. Magnus has lived and worked in Europe, Asia, and the U.S., and speaks Icelandic, Mandarin, and English.


Mark Cooper


Mark has 40 years in experience of originating multiple debt instruments. 


He has been the Founder and managing partner of RCC Ventures, LLC. from 2000-Present. He guides the development of the company through management of the origination team of associates. He oversees due diligence, evaluates credit, structures terms, issues proposals, and negotiates with underwriters for the approval and documentation of the loan.


Prior to assuming that role, he served as Senior Vice President of RCC Finance Group, Ltd. from 1980 to 2000, establishing a high performance origination team and building a valuable portfolio — mainly in the form of equipment leases.


Mark has funded 250 + companies off of his own balance sheet.

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