Jamie Montgomery with Nat Goldhaber On Wednesday September 15, my partners and I joined 22 of our portfolio companies and the Claremont Creek hosted speaker– investment bankers Jamie Montgomery, Eric Wagner, and Jason Yip– for our second Turbo Talks event this year. Turbo Talks refers to the gathering we created for our portfolio where we […]Read More
While recently listening to a deal pitch-review, I watched a number of entrepreneurs selling “a better mousetrap”. Although they had some improvements in their technology- focused value proposition, they failed to understand the inhibitions to adoption in the market. I asked them to focus their attention on the inherent switching costs for customers who are […]Read More
Ralph Clark, the new CEO of one of my portfolio companies, security startup ShotSpotter, is a great fit for this already successful company. In a presentation at the company last week, he showed that he is the right man for the job. As he was talking to the employees, he told them that he took […]Read More
Andy Grove takes Thomas Friedman, a columnist for the New York Times to task in Grove’s recent Business Week article “How America Creates Jobs”. Andy Grove argues that Friedman is wrong in claiming in his column that “if Washington wants to create jobs it should back startups”. Grove states that startups are wonderful things, but […]Read More
Investing in security has been a long-time interest of mine. It dates back to my days as the COO of security company Identix, well before I became a venture capitalist. And new innovation opportunities in security continue to emerge, witness the security need in cloud computing. There is little question that a significant thrust of […]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.