Business History for Jeff Vander Clute
Jeff Vander Clute is a veteran entrepreneur, consciousness coach, and organizational consultant committed to restoring the balance between human systems and Earth’s ecosystems. Over the course of two decades of building companies in the technology, medical imaging, and social enterprise spaces, Jeff has developed unique methods for collective decision-making that enable teams to operate with greater wisdom and achieve worldchanging results.
Jeff graduated summa cum laude in 1995 with a BA in Mathematics from Williams College (USA). While still a student he joined an Internet startup called Tripod, and skipped nearly all graduation-related activities in order to teach himself to write software. Subsequently, Tripod rose to become a top-ten Web company based on software that he co-created with brilliant colleagues, which enabled people everywhere to have a voice and address the whole world.
When Tripod was acquired by Lycos in 1998, Jeff joined the International Business Development team of the acquiring company and managed the internationalization of key software technologies that contributed to the four billion euro IPO of Lycos Bertelsmann. Subsequently, he helped to start a fair-trade e-commerce company called Eziba, which raised $35 million from Amazon. After Eziba was launched, he want on to co-found a medical imaging firm that sold and installed components of one of the world’s first teleradiology networks.
In 2006, Jeff co-founded Avanoo, an R&D company where he created an application for gathering the “wisdom of communities”, a social network for authentic interactions, and a cause-marketing platform. While at Avanoo, he was introduced to Consciousness and, after a consulting project with the Missouri School of Journalism, he dove into an exploration of how conscious organizations can address the world’s greatest challenges while increasing social and environmental well-being.
Since 2013, Jeff has been consulting to high-potential organizations and coaching executives through Sourcing The Way, while continuing to develop technologies for transforming the consciousness of leaders and organizations. His focus is on supporting change agents in business, NGOs, and the sciences to become masters of transformation in their respective domains. His “love to” includes advising on strategic visioning and conscious venture capital deal selection, and offering leadership development assistance to investee businesses.
At the end of 2017, Jeff’s professional and volunteer affiliations included the Evolutionary Leaders Circle, Alliance for the Earth, DreamRider Productions / Planet Protector Academy, Garden of Light, Source of Synergy Foundation (board chair), and Thriving Communities.
In November 2017, Jeff co-created the first Consciousness of Money intensive with Sarah McCrum and Niko Dujmovic. The success of The Consciousness of Money immediately shifted him onto a new path – exploring the spiritual opportunity of Consciousness, Business, and Money. Then, in August 2018, Jeff co-created the Inaugural Gathering of the Center for Awakened Capacities, which also opened up new directions and bodies of work related to Consciousness. The rest of the story is still being discovered and will be told subsequently…