August 17, 2010 source:Gigaom Most of the recent research into thermoelectrics has centered around using nanotechnology to design thermoelectric materials that conduct electricity but not heat. In March, researchers at Boston College and MIT announced that they had achieved a major thermoelectric efficiency increase in bismuth telluride by breaking it down and “rebuilding it in […]Read More
The Cleantech VC Pitch August 30, 2010 | 6:00-8:30 PM 650 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto Event Sponsor: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati [ click for more information or to register for the event ] The Cleantech VC Pitch program through VC Taskforce offers an opportunity for entrepreneurs seeking start up funding to pitch in […]Read More
August 10, 2010 source: Send2Press Newswire DAVIS, Calif., Aug. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — California IVF: Davis Fertility Center, Inc. (californiaivf.com), working in conjunction with Gene Security Network (genesecurity.net) leads the field in bringing a new test to patients that combines the detection of single-gene genetic disorders with a 24 chromosome screening. Using Gene Security Network’s […]Read More
So, for my first blog, I am sharing with my fellow female entrepreneurs what and how I learned the “language of venture.”
Here are a few suggestions that worked for me:
1. Attend pitch sessions. Most angel groups have showcases. (you can Google angel showcase in your area; or if you don’t find any, check out www.vator.com, the www.pitch.com or other online pitching opportunities. (Note: a “pitch” is exactly what it sounds like — you explain your idea in concise, clear language designed to let your potential investor see what you see in the idea with an end goal of getting them to give you money to do it.) I’d also suggest seeking the advice of others in the audience. If you’re lucky enough as I was to sit next to someone who will take the time to critique the pitches for you (my chance meeting was with Ted Driscoll, angel, VC and now friend extraordinaire…), then take advantage of the fact that most have probably seen hundreds of these pitch’s and can focus you on the most effective way to clearly and concisely present your business and connect with potential investors.Read More
Randy Hawks, interviewed by reporter Tomio Geron for this article in the Wall Street Journal who believes that investors are more positive today. While many investors say they still invest at the same pace during a downturn, investor psychology is a factor, and it has improved recently, said Randy Hawks, managing director at Claremont Creek […]Read More
Claremont Creek Ventures was founded in 2005 by Nat Goldhaber, John Steuart and Randy Hawks to pursue early stage investing in exceptional technology startups.