Clarence Wooten

Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, and Public Speaker in Manhattan Beach, CA, USA

Clarence Wooten

Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, and Public Speaker in Manhattan Beach, CA, USA

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I'm a serial internet entrepreneur who has been creating and building Internet startups since 1998. Back then I was co-founder and CEO of ImageCafe.com, an online superstore of prefabricated websites for small businesses. ImageCafe was acquired for $23 million by Network Solutions/Verisign (Nasdaq: VRSN) in November 1999, 7-months after we launched and just before the dot-com bubble popped. "Timing is everything."

More recently, I co-founded and served as initial CEO and Chairman of Progressly, an enterprise SaaS platform that makes it easy for enterprises to turn business processes into visual, repeatable workflows in the cloud. Progressly was acquired by Box (NYSE: BOX) in June 2018.

At present, I am a founding General Partner at Revitalize. Revitalize is a venture studio focused on transforming the complexion of tech by building break-out software startups led by diverse teams.

As part of this effort, I am founder and CEO at Groupsite, a Revitalize studio company and SaaS platform that makes it easy for organizations, companies and causes to instantly launch branded communities and private workgroups. At present, Groupsite is profitable and has powered more than 50,000 communities and groups.

Additionally, I am giving back and working to build a legacy by helping others through my efforts as founder of STEAMRole, a mission-driven startup focused on helping students and aspiring professionals discover who they can become and how to get there. "You can't be what you can't see."

As a serial founder and product architect, my startup and investing activities are primarily focused on founding, funding and leading early product development, strategy and company-building activities with talented co-founders and teammates. "There is nothing like working with a driven team of smart passionate people."

I am a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and was honored as its distinguished alumnus in 2010. In 2006, I was named an honorary alumnus of the University of Maryland. In 2016, I was inducted into the National Community College Hall of Fame.

Last but not least, I am a proud father of two wonderful daughters.

  • Work
    • Revitalize Venture Studio
  • Education
    • B.S. Business from Johns Hopkins University