Clinton W. Bybee
Co-founder and Managing Director, Austin

Chemicals/Specialty Materials • Electronics/Instrumentation • Semiconductors • Telecommunications • Optics • Nanotechnology • Alternative Energy

Clinton Bybee is a co-founder and Managing Director of ARCH Venture Partners. Mr. Bybee concentrates primarily on advanced materials, electronics, semiconductors, photonics, and infrastructure businesses. Mr. Bybee has helped organize and finance numerous companies including MicroOptical Devices (acquired by EMCORE-EMKR), Sapphire Energy, Cambrios Technologies, Siluria Technologies, Innovalight (acquired by DuPont-DD), Intelligent Reasoning Systems (acquired by Photon Dynamics), Semprius, Nanosys, Xtera Communications, and CoolEdge Lighting. He is a board member of Impinj, Cambrios Technologies, Xtera Communications, Semprius, Siluria Technologies, and CoolEdge Lighting. He led ARCH’s founding role with LabStart, an organization whose purpose is to start companies from technologies developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Mr. Bybee is an organizing member of the Texas Venture Capital Association and currently serves as its first President. He also serves on the Commercialization Advisory Committee for the Chancellor of the University of Texas System, the Energy Security Review Board for Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the Advisory Board of the Yellowstone Park Foundation.

Previously, Mr. Bybee worked with ARCH Development Corporation. He also managed a venture investment fund for the State of Illinois and was a production engineer with Amoco Corporation. Mr. Bybee holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in Engineering from Texas A&M University.