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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Clarence Wooten is a serial tech entrepreneur who creates and builds startups. Clarence was co-founder and CEO of ImageCafe.com, an online superstore of prefabricated websites. ImageCafe was acquired for $23 million by Network Solutions/Verisign (Nasdaq: NSOL) 7-months after the company launched.

More recently, Clarence co-founded and served as initial CEO and Chairman of Progressly, an enterprise software platform that transforms business processes into visual, repeatable workflows in the cloud. The company was acquired by Box (NYSE: BOX) in June 2018. Clarence is the only African-American to have founded and led two internet startups to acquisitions by publically traded companies.

Clarence is co-founding General Partner at Revitalize, 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, Clarence is a co-founder in several Revitalize startups including Groupsite; STEAMRole; WelcomeScore; Namepress; and HomeFree. As a serial founder and product architect, Clarence's startup and investing activities are primarily focused on generating investor returns in areas where profit meets purpose.

Clarence is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and has degrees in Business Management and Computer-Aided Design for Architecture and Engineering. He was honored as its distinguished alumnus in 2010. In 2006, Clarence was named an honorary alumnus of the University of Maryland and in 2016, he was inducted into the National Community College Hall of Fame. Clarence is the subject of a Babson College entrepreneurial case study and his entrepreneurial activities have been featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, and many other media outlets.

Clarence is a former member of the board of trustees of Philadelphia University, one of the nation's top design schools, and the proud father of two daughters.

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