Tom Clayton is a Silicon Valley veteran having started or worked at six different Valley startups.
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Prior to Bubble Motion, Tom was the GM of the Worldwide Telecom Business at BEA Systems, an infrastructure software company acquired by Oracle for $8.5B. Before BEA, Tom’s startups varied quite a bit, from another Sequoia Capital and Goldman Sachs backed networking software company, Bang Networks, to an e-commerce–focused systems integrator that was ultimately acquired, to a high-end audio manufacturer that is still a successful independent business today.
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He also worked as an economic policy consultant to The White House, where he drafted the U.S. High-Tech and Telecommunications Economic Stimulus Policy for building out nationwide ubiquitous broadband access. Tom is also on the Board of several venture-backed startups in Asia and Silicon Valley as well. Tom holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, and a BS degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to Tom’s professional career, he was a boxer and won the Bronze Medal at the U.S. National Championships.