December 12, 2011 source: originally published at Pessimism about the clean tech space has been on the rise recently, thanks in part to a pair of high profile failures of government-backed companies. Congress and the media have pounced on the carrion like starving scavengers. In the frenzy of sensationalism, it is hard for the public […]Read More
September 17, 2011 source: AOL Energy Although venture capitalists have taken a battering in the renewables sector, as seen in the sorry Solyndra saga, investors continue to see value in smart grid investments, biofuels and electric vehicles. But the stakes are usually high, the capital costs expensive and the path to profit unclear in […]Read More
Great news about our portfolio company EcoFactor. Homes using EcoFactor for controlling their heating and cooling have seen on average a 17 percent reduction in energy use, the company announced on June 9, 2011. In conjunction with local utilities and home service providers, Silicon Valley-based EcoFactor collected data from homes in both pilot and commercial […]Read More
September 21, 2010 source: greentechgrid Michael Kanellos’ article on The Top Ten VCs in Smart Grid; Who has the best investments for fixing the grid and automating power demand? lauds Claremont Creek Ventures and its portfolio companies: “Adura Technologies, EcoFactor (home energy management) Sentilla (energy management for data centers). EcoFactor, whose HAN doesn’t require a […]Read More
July 8, 2010 source CNET Green Tech ‘Smart’ thermostats to get test run in Texas A thermostat technology that’s intended to significantly reduce energy bills is about to become available for use in actual homes. EcoFactor, the developer of a software platform for a two-way “smart” thermostat, announced Thursday its dynamic system for regulating home […]Read More
February 10, 2010 source: Vator.tv Claremont Creek Ventures is one of the only VC firms in the East Bay. That’s a good thing for Nat Goldhaber, one of the managing directors at the Oakland-based firm. Deal flow in clean tech is accelerating Claremont Creek Ventures ‘LifeCycle’ venturing model attracts a solid flow of energy deals Claremont […]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.