Clearstone Gets Exit At Apture

Santa Monica-based venture capital firm Clearstone Ventures has scored an acquisition in its portfolio today, with the acquisition of Apture by Google. Apture announced the acquisition on its website Thursday, but did not disclose any financial details of the buy. Apture had been backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, Beau Vrolyk, Paul Maritz, and Steve Taylor. Clearstone was involved in Apture's Series A in March of 2009. Apture's software was used to turn web pages into an interactive, multimedia experience through a browser add-on; the firm said its technology is going to be used to enhance Google's Chrome browser.