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Entrepreneur’s Perspective, part two: : Frank Richards, serial entrepreneur and former CEO of SmartZIP: The Building of a Company

By Claremont Creek Alerts / December 19, 2011 / 0 Comments

Guest Post by Frank Richards

The Building of a Company

As an avid fan and investor in real estate I identified a significant gap in the residential investment market around 2004. I noted that 15-20% of all homes sold in the US are for investment. But I also discovered that there were no national platforms or proprietary algorithms that could help people identify the best investment markets and the best properties. Essentially there was no Charles Schwab for the residential investment market. I realized there was a great opportunity for a private banking platform to help people research, plan, acquire and manage residential real estate investments nationwide.

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Claremont Creek Ventures’ portfolio company Gene Security Network in race for prenatal test

By Claremont Creek Alerts / December 15, 2011 / 0 Comments

September 9, 2011  source: originally published in the San Francisco Business Times Gene Security Network’s race to develop safer, more accurate prenatal test is all business for Matt Rabinowitz — and it’s personal. A relative of Rabinowitz, Gene Security Network’s CEO, took a blood test for the likelihood of Down’s syndrome in her unborn baby and […]

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Entrepreneur’s Perspective: Frank Richards, Claremont Creek Ventures serial entrepreneur on the importance of partnerships

By Claremont Creek Alerts / December 15, 2011 / 0 Comments

Guest Post by Frank Richards As a Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur, I love building great teams and visionary companies. I feel truly fortunate to have built three innovative companies starting from “the garage”, to taking the company public in the midst of the dot com bust, and to raising a VC round of financing for […]

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Claremont Creek Ventures’ portfolio company Clean Power Finance channels $1 Million into solar every day

By Claremont Creek Alerts / December 4, 2011 / 0 Comments

December 2, 2011  source: GreenTech Media At the end of 2010, Clean Power Finance (CPF) CEO Nat Kreamer and a group of the biggest names in greentech venture capital, including Kleiner Perkins and Google, decided to take the company to the next level. CPF was founded in 2007 as an online tool to connect solar […]

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Bill Gates blogs about Claremont Creek Ventures’ investment company, Energy Cache

By Claremont Creek Alerts / November 19, 2011 / 0 Comments

November 16, 2011  source: the Gates Notes Bill Gates has posted a really good writeup on energy storage and the innovative company Energy Cache on his blog, Taking Energy Storage to a Higher Level. Energy Cache is a recent early-stage investment of Claremont Creek Ventures and we’re excited about its new approach to storing electricity that could help […]

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Engadget reviews Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company EcoATM

By Claremont Creek Alerts / October 13, 2011 / 0 Comments

October 13, 2011   source: Engadget EcoATM offers instant money for your old phone, we go hands-on at CTIA E&A 2011 (video) Old-fashioned ATM meets modern-day phone recycling program. That’s the idea behind EcoATM, a startup aimed to help reduce electronic waste and beef up your wallet at the same time. Of course, it’s not […]

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Meet our team

Claremont Creek Ventures was founded in 2005 by Nat Goldhaber, John Steuart and Randy Hawks to pursue early stage investing in exceptional technology startups.

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NAT GOLDHABER

Nat Goldhaber is a co-founder of Claremont Creek Ventures. 

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BRAD WEBB

Brad is focused on the role of genomics and biomarker data analytics in driving the next generation of diagnostics and drug development.

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RANDY HAWKS

Randy Hawks is a co-founder of Claremont Creek Ventures.

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