I am thrilled to announce today that Coinstar, now called Outerwall (NASDAQ:OUTR), the publicly held purveyor of 64,000 coin-counting and Redbox movie and video game rental kiosks, has acquired Claremont Creek portfolio company ecoATM for $350 million in cash. What a promising acquisition it is! ecoATM makes automated, self-serve kiosks that quickly evaluate and buy back […]Read More
One of the toughest challenges for a startup is managing through a growth phase while still keeping an eye ahead to a strategy for the next phase. For the past few years I’ve enjoyed enlisting teams of Duke students to get out of the classroom and help company’s in our portfolio with a bit of […]Read More
April 8, 2013 source: This article was originally published on PEHub Many VCs have pulled back from funding energy technologies and cleantech startups, and have been replaced by corporate venture capitalists. Entrepreneurs and traditional VCs alike are finding opportunities where corporate partners provide a critical ingredient that substantially increases their likelihood of success. During the […]Read More
The human genome evolved for us as Paleolithic cavemen, arming us to cope with leopards, communicable diseases, infections, parasites and starvation. But modern society has succeeded in taming most of those risks, and now, ironically, our biggest health challenges are largely a byproduct of our success. As we extend our lifespan, cancer and cardiac disease increase in incidence. We confront an epidemic of diabetes and obesity related diseases largely caused by overconsumption and inactivity. Our genome never evolved to benefit obese 70 year olds. Cavemen didn’t typically live past 40 and didn’t drink high-fructose corn syrup in Big Gulps.Read More
An energy-independent United States is an achievable goal by 2025, according to new research commissioned by Claremont Creek Ventures. In order to achieve this audacious goal, the United States needs to clear an important
set of hurdles.
August 27, 2012 source: originally published on The average American generates 4.6 pounds of garbage every day, making the U.S. one of the biggest throwaway societies on the planet. E-waste, including cell phones, TVs, and computers, is a huge part of the problem. In 2009, this country generated 3,190,000 tons of e-waste, according to […]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.