Paul Anthony Claxton

Paul Anthony Claxton

Paul Anthony Claxton is Managing General Partner at Q1 Velocity Venture Capital. He is deeply entrenched in the realm of early-stage AI investment, focusing on impact-driven companies that uplift society, bolster economies, and promote environmental stewardship. 

 

About Paul Anthony Claxton

With a decade-long journey as a serial entrepreneur and emerging fund manager, Paul has spearheaded numerous ventures spanning innovation, market development, talent acquisition, and technology acceleration. His expertise extends to bootstrapping startups from inception to surpassing seven-figure revenue milestones within months. Beyond VC, Paul serves as an Investor Relations executive, guiding firms in navigating capital markets, and as the Head of Silicon Valley Syndicate Club’s Los Angeles Chapter at Network VC, he orchestrates co-investment opportunities with prominent VCs like Softbank, Samsung Ventures, and BlackRock. 

Passionate about leveraging emerging technologies to address unmet needs and propel global progress, Paul is a distinguished public speaker, author, San Diego Business Journal 40 under 40 honoree, and a decorated U.S. Marine veteran with four combat tours. He hosts two podcasts, “Capital Unscripted” and “Explainable AI,” and contributes thought leadership articles to esteemed platforms such as AI Accelerator Institute and Idea Scale.

Paul Anthony Claxton is currently pursuing an MBA of Finance at Harvard University. Additionally, he holds a BSc in Criminal Law and Psychology from Park University and a Military Leadership and Strategy certificate from Marine Corps University.

Paul also hosts a podcast called Capital Unscripted, which focuses on personal stories of fearless venture capitalists, investors, and investment bankers.

Location

Q1 velocity venture capital logoQ1 Velocity Venture Capital is headquartered in Los Angeles, California and deploys capital as a U.S-based early stage investor.

Latest News

Q1 Velocity Venture Capital announced its partnership with Playbook Investors Network (PIN), founded by former NBA players Tracy McGrady and Rodney Woods. Together, they plan to evaluate diverse investment opportunities to foster mutual growth and support for our respective firms and their portfolio companies.

Playbook Investors Network LogoClaxton, along with partner Alex Akpata, will collaborate closely with Tracy McGrady and Rodney Woods, Founders of PIN, in this venture. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, PIN is a web-based business capital and education platform designed to promote engagement among minority-, women-, and veteran-owned enterprises, government businesses, and the LGBTQ community with institutional and private investors.

PIN’s mission involves identifying, evaluating, educating, and connecting certified, eligible business owners with investors keen on supporting underserved markets, thus facilitating job creation and capacity extension.

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