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Turbo Talks: Insights Into IPOs and Mergers & Acquisitions

By Randy Hawks / September 21, 2010 / 0 Comments

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 […]

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The 10% Better Mousetrap Fallacy

By Randy Hawks / August 8, 2010 / 0 Comments

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 […]

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ShotSpotter hires Ralph Clark–man of action

By Randy Hawks / July 14, 2010 / 0 Comments

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 […]

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Andy Grove Misfires: Challenging His Argument About Job Creation

By Randy Hawks / July 13, 2010 / 0 Comments

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 […]

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Security is the Next Cloud Computing Play

By Randy Hawks / June 29, 2010 / 2 Comments

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 […]

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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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