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Harsh Patel Joins Claremont Creek Ventures

By Paul Straub / January 15, 2014 / 0 Comments

I’m thrilled to welcome Harsh Patel as a Partner at Claremont Creek Ventures. We believe people and relationships form the core elements of any successful entrepreneurial venture. We typically get involved early in a company’s development, when a product is nascent and a market may barely exist. One of the distinguishing characteristics about Harsh is that he excels in the same type of early-stage, relationship-oriented investing that we value.

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Alphabet Energy and Clean Power Finance honored at Global Cleantech 100 Gala

By Paul Straub / October 10, 2013 / 0 Comments

The Global Cleantech 100 Gala honored and celebrated the achievements of the 2013 Global Cleantech 100 companies, the 100 top innovators in cleantech today.

Two of Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio companies, Alphabet Energy and Clean Power Finance were named to the list to the top 100 Global Cleantech companies.

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The importance of getting out of the classroom

By Paul Straub / June 14, 2013 / 0 Comments

One of the toughest challenges for a startup is managing through a growth phase while still keeping an eye ahead to a strategy for the next phase. For the past few years I’ve enjoyed enlisting teams of Duke students to get out of the classroom and help company’s in our portfolio with a bit of […]

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Cleantech Startup Investing Out of Favor? Not So for Corporate Investors

By Paul Straub / April 9, 2013 / 0 Comments

April 8, 2013  source: This article was originally published on PEHub Many VCs have pulled back from funding energy technologies and cleantech startups, and have been replaced by corporate venture capitalists. Entrepreneurs and traditional VCs alike are finding opportunities where corporate partners provide a critical ingredient that substantially increases their likelihood of success. During the […]

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Claremont Creek Ventures’ portfolio company Sentilla announces version 4.0 with analytics and planning capabilities

By Paul Straub / December 6, 2011 / 0 Comments

December 5, 2011  source: Greentech Media Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company  Sentilla, launched  a software suite today that promises to help customers plan their data center needs . We are excited with the traction Sentilla is getting in the market and this greentech article captures the essence of this announcement well. Sentilla Targets Business Beyond […]

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Robert C. McFarlane, former United States National Security Advisor, joins Alphabet Energy’s Advisory Board

By Paul Straub / October 19, 2011 / 0 Comments

It’s nearly impossible to succeed as an energy startup without a little help from some friends and partners. It’s always challenging to perfect a new technology, launch a product and secure early customers in any market. In energy sectors, these challenges are amplified given the enormous investment in existing assets and infrastructure, well-established incumbents, regulation, […]

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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 is a co-founder of Claremont Creek Ventures. 

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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 is a co-founder of Claremont Creek Ventures.

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