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SmartZip’s Predictive Marketing platform achieves 300% annual growth

By Randy Hawks / April 19, 2013 / 0 Comments

Claremont Creek Ventures is proud of the recent success of our eCommerce/payment portfolio company, SmartZip. During the first quarter of 2013, SmartZip’s SmartTargeting solution for real estate professionals achieved a 300% revenue increase over the same quarter just one year ago. In this current real estate climate, these results are impressive to say the least. […]

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Trading Devices for Dollars In The News: ecoATM in The Economist

By Randy Hawks / December 10, 2012 / 0 Comments

December 10, 2012 source: The Economist It’s the holiday season and this year, 4G smartphones and tablets are the gifts most desired under the Christmas tree. But buying that new iPhone or Android could have its consequences.  As mobile-phone technology advances by the minute, holding on to yesterday’s popular cell phone make and model becomes […]

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Cleantech Startups Turn Garbage into Gold With Reverse Logistics

By Randy Hawks / August 27, 2012 / 5 Comments

August 27, 2012  source: originally published on   The average American generates 4.6 pounds of garbage every day, making the U.S. one of the biggest throwaway societies on the planet. E-waste, including cell phones, TVs, and computers, is a huge part of the problem. In 2009, this country generated 3,190,000 tons of e-waste, according to […]

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Ted Driscoll has been promoted to Director and will lead the Digital Healthcare team

By Randy Hawks / July 24, 2012 / 0 Comments

I am happy to announce today that Ted Driscoll, formerly a technology partner at Claremont Creek Ventures, has been promoted to Director and will lead the Digital Healthcare team. Driscoll’s new appointment is effective immediately. (you can read the full press release here) In his tenure with us, Driscoll has sourced and led four healthcare […]

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Life-Saving ShotSpotter Technology In Action

By Randy Hawks / May 30, 2012 / 0 Comments

I recently enjoyed the New York Times story, Shots Fired, Pinpointed and Argued Over, featuring Erica Goode’s account of the ShotSpotter gunshot detection system in action. The article does a great job of calling attention to the success of the company’s collaboration with police forces, which in turn is creating safer communities. For instance, less […]

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Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company ecoATM attracts $17 million in second round of investments

By Randy Hawks / May 1, 2012 / 0 Comments

 Congratulations to our portfolio company ecoATM, the award-winning San Diego start-up known for its commitment to the environment and its innovative kiosks that automate the buy-back of used mobile phones and other used portable electronics directly from consumers. It is closing its series B investment round today of approximately $17 million. Claremont Creek Ventures, Coinstar, […]

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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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