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Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Billeo’s data reveals what rewards consumers find most appealing

By Randy Hawks / March 27, 2012 / 0 Comments

March 22, 2012  source: Billeo Recently, one of our portfolio companies Billeo, Inc. released data on current online shopping trends from its network of over 100,000 online shoppers. The findings suggest that the rewards offered by a loyalty program can have a large impact on online shopping behavior. One statistic I found to be intriguing […]

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A VC Leaps to Private Equity’s Defense

By Randy Hawks / February 16, 2012 / 1 Comment

February 15, 2012 guest post originally published at: peHUB Recent attacks against leading GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney depict him essentially as a brutal, bare-knuckled capitalist when he ran Bain Capital. They shed a very unflattering light on the private equity world. Romney rivals have cast him as a “vulture capitalist” that took over companies, […]

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ecoATM Wins 2011 Crunchies for Best Clean Tech Startup

By Randy Hawks / February 1, 2012 / 0 Comments

My hearty congratulations goes to our portfolio company ecoATM, who won The Crunchies Award for Best Clean Tech Startup in 2011 last night. The San Diego-based startup, which makes an intelligent self-serve kiosk to evaluate and purchase used electronics from consumers, bested a field of five finalists that also included Array Power, Alta Energy, EcoMotors […]

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Claremont Creek Ventures’ portfolio company EcoATM featured in article: The Internet of Things meets cell phone recycling

By Randy Hawks / January 16, 2012 / 0 Comments

January 16th, 2012  source: GigaOm We are excited by the promise of EcoATM as I mentioned in a prior post. Although a lot of these kiosks won’t be in place for a couple of years, they are gaining traction. As reported by Katie Ferenbacher in the GigaOm article, the company’s secret sauce is the kiosks’ […]

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Claremont Creek Ventures’ portfolio company ecoATM moves to Northern California: Turn in those cellphones for CASH!

By Randy Hawks / December 19, 2011 / 3 Comments

This week ecoATM ( began deploying its revolutionary recycling kiosks in Northern California. Up until now, I’ve been telling folks how intriguing this company and its recycling kiosks are, but they had to travel to Southern Cal to see them installed in retail malls. Now local folks can go to a mall, get realtime pricing on […]

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Claremont Creek Ventures Portfolio Company, Sentilla Raises $15 Million in Series C Funding

By Randy Hawks / August 23, 2011 / 0 Comments

Our portfolio company, Sentilla raised $15M in a Series C funding we announced today. We were happy to support Sentilla which is the leading provider of IT infrastructure software that discovers, monitors, analyzes, plans and automates data center workloads. The funding round was led by SingTel Innov8 Ventures, the corporate venture arm of the SingTel […]

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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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