Austin Clements is the Managing Partner at On Purpose Ventures (OPV) in Los Angeles. OPV is an early stage venture firm created to address the unmet investment needs of small business owners and the technologies that support them.
In addition to OPV, Austin is Managing Director at Grid110, a startup accelerator and community development non-profit. There he leads the South LA expansion, bringing high-quality guidance and resources to communities that have historically been underrepresented in the innovation economy.
He was previously a Principal at TenOneTen Ventures and began his career in investment management with AllianceBernstein. He also founded Pi Digital Media, an LA based firm which developed web and mobile applications for SMBs.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Austin serves as the Chair of PledgeLA, an initiative created by the Annenberg Foundation and the Mayor of Los Angeles to promote civic engagement and diversity within the tech community. He also serves on the board of HBCUvc and the Library Foundation of Los Angeles.
Austin is a proud graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his MBA from NYU Stern School of Business. He lives in Downtown Los Angeles with his wife and son.