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Update 12:25pm Pacific: Clarity has raised $1.6 million, not $2.7 million, since 2012. We’ve corrected the story.

Fundable, a crowdfunding site meant to help groups of people invest in early-stage startups, has acquired an expert-advice site for entrepreneurs, Clarity.

Clarity will be combined with other Fundable properties into one new “platform” that the company calls Startups.co, which will then become the parent company’s primary identity. In addition to Clarity and Fundable, Startups.co will include Launchrock (for building simple, one-page product-launch websites), Bizplan (which helps entrepreneurs create business plans and then pitch them to a network of investors), and KillerStartups (which reviews new startups).

Taken together, these sites offer entrepreneurs a pretty good array of services: planning, funding, marketing, and mentorship.

Clarity lets entrepreneurs get advice via phone calls to any of 50,000 experts, in return for per-minute fees. Experts in its stable include Mark Cuban, Eric Ries, and Brad Feld. The company says it has helped over 17,000 entrepreneurs make 150,000 calls in the past year.

Fundable, which is based in Columbus, Ohio, says that it has helped arrange $150 million in funding for startups through its platform. Overall, Startups.co tracks 825,000 startups and provides access to 13 million registered users, it says.

Clarity, based in San Francisco, has raised $1.6 million in funding since 2012. Investors in Clarity include Baseline Ventures, Mark Cuban, Venture51, Howard Lindzon, Freestyle Capital, Real Ventures, and 500 Startups. The companies did not reveal the terms of the acquisition.


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