I remember when I got my first cell phone — actually it was a car phone. It was mounted in the center column of my 1987 Acura Legend. I was proud of it. When I drove around Berkeley and Oakland, it worked perfectly. But on a longer trip to the South Bay, there would be several […]Read More
June 16, 2010 venue: SVASE panel Paul Straub, Principal at Claremont Creek Venture spoke on the panel Your Capital-Raising Roadmap: Angel and VC Perspectives during the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE) East Bay Series – Real-life Stories of Entrepreneurial Success event. The panel discussed which types of funding are appropriate at each stage […]Read More
Agnes Sonkoly, an executive assistant at Claremont Creek Ventures recently participated in the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival held on June 12-13, 2010. The performance received a New York Times review, lauding the dancers.Read More
June 9, 2010 source: ZDNet GreenTech Pastures [S]ome greentech companies [are] exploring the idea of how to use the heat created by your computers and mobile gadgets and feed it back into keeping them running for longer. Alphabet Energy, is engaged in this idea. It’s goal is to create chips that you would add to […]Read More
This is the very belated third installment of my running saga about what makes a good VC. I have previously laid out a framework for identifying the skills that make a good VC, in rough chronological order through the process. Each installment covers a stage: Finding Deals Evaluating and Picking Deals Executing an Investment Managing […]Read More
In the latest episode of “Cashing Out: Exits and Valuations with Reena Jadhav,” Reena talks to Randy Hawks, a venture capitalist at Claremont Creek Ventures, a VC firm based in the East Bay with $3 million under management and focusing on clean tech, healthcare and security.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.