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Ruma Bose

Chief Growth Officer

Clearco

New York, NY, USA

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Ruma Bose’s Biography

Ruma Bose is an entrepreneur, investor, and author, and currently serves as the Chief Growth Officer of Clearco, a leading e-commerce investment firm. Previously, Ruma is the Founder & Managing Partner at Humanitarian Ventures, an impact fund investing in high-growth technology companies.

Ruma is also an Advisor to the Soros Economic Development Fund and Co-Founder of the Canadian Entrepreneurship Initiative (CEI). Ruma launched CEI and authored their flagship report, "Entrepreneurship: Canada’s Golden Opportunity". CEI, with their corporate partners Clearco, Shopify, PayPal, and Virgin, launched their signature Amplify program, offering financing, mentorship and pro-bono e-commerce subscriptions for women entrepreneurs running small businesses across Canada.

Ruma was a member of the Management Council of Chobani, the largest yogurt company in the US, with a mission to make better food for more people. She was also a key player in the launch of Tent, Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya's personal philanthropic foundation, now one of the world's leaders working to end the global refugee crisis.

Previously, Ruma held several executive positions, including: President & Co-CEO at Sprayology, a pioneering homeopathic company; President at Vincent Longo, an international cosmetics brand; Senior Director at Roseworth Capital; and Co-Founder of Finishline Floors. Ruma started her career at Bose Corporation, the multinational audio company, in Montreal and Toronto, then joined a small team to launch operations in India, where she experienced the growth of emerging markets.

Ruma co-authored the international bestselling book, “Mother Teresa, CEO”, which has been translated into eight languages. She is a member of the Young President’s Organization, sits on numerous global advisory boards, and is also a frequent speaker at the world’s most influential conferences.

Ruma Bose’s Newsfeed

Markets Insider
Clearco Accelerates International Expansion and Announces Key Hire of Ruma Bose

"Clearco continues to lead the world in the growth capital space with our unique pay-as-you-grow model," said Michele Romanow, co-founder and president. "We are excited to welcome Ruma as we know she has the experience to drive our ambitious international expansion plans and the passion and commitment to lead a mission-driven organization that has real impact and is truly changing the world."

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Clearco adds Chief Growth Officer to lead international expansion efforts

Ruma Bose, Chief Growth Officer at Clearco says, “What we do is universal to entrepreneurs, no matter where they live, where they’re from, where they went to school. If you are building a good company with a good business model and capital is the only reason why you’re not growing, we can help. And that is irrespective of geography and it’s irrespective of everything else. I just hope that every entrepreneur on the planet knows about us, and uses us, and partners with us.”

Ruma Bose’s Background

Clearco
Chief Growth Officer
Feb 2021 - Present
Toronto, CA
Clearco, formerly known as Clearblanc, is a leading investment firm that specializes in finding capital-friendly solutions for e-commerce brands. Since its founding in 2015, Clearco has grown through a global network of entrepreneurs and market experts.
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Humanitarian Ventures
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Mar 2017 - Mar 2020
Montreal, CA
Humanitarian Ventures is an investment fund leveraging the potential of high growth technology companies for the humanitarian sector.
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Current Board Positions

Refugee Investment Network
Board of Directors
Jan 2018 - Present
Washington, DC, USA
The Refugee Investment Network is the first impact investing and finance collaborative dedicated to developing clear solutions to global forced migration. RIN connects investors with refugee ventures with the goal of creating good jobs, boosting economic growth, and improving the lives of refugees.
Global Dignity
Board of Directors
2015 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Global Dignity is a non-profit organization that teaches people from all over the world the concept of dignity and works to promote inclusion, equality and a greater sense of a shared humanity.
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Philanthropy

WEConnect International
Advisory Board
New York, NY, USA
WEConnect International is a corporate led non-profit which facilitates inclusive, sustainable economic growth by empowering & connecting women business owners globally.
World Economic Forum
Advisor
New York, NY, USA
The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation, committed to improving the state of the world. Ruma serves as an advisor to the Humanitarian Investing Initiative and is a member of the Expert Network.
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Publications

Mother Teresa, CEO
Co-Author
New York, NY, USA
Translated into 8 languages, Mother Teresa, CEO shows how the management and leadership principles of Mother Teresa can be applied to businesses and non-profits.

Memberships

Canada 2020
Member
Ottawa, CA
Founded in 2006, Canada 2020 is Canada’s leading, independent progressive think-tank. It produces original research, hosts events, and opens discussions about Canada’s future.
Young Presidents' Organization
Member
New York, NY, USA
YPO members harness the knowledge, influence & trust of the world’s most influential & innovative business leaders to inspire business, personal, family & community impact.