February 16, 2011 source: VatorNews Win a meeting with the US Secretary of Energy…plus a meeting with Kleiner Perkins, Claremont Creek Ventures, and other top VCs Are you a cleantech startup? Would you want, or know a cleantech startup that might want, an opportunity to meet the United States Secretary of Energy? If so, read […]Read More
January 13, 2011 source: VentureBeat and Bloomberg Nat Goldhaber was recently quoted in news articles about Cleantech trends and the potential repercussions of impending budget cuts for California education. Cleantech’s blockbuster $234 billion year: What’s next? VentureBeat A good year for IPOs, possibly maybe — This is debatable, but at least one VC, Nat […]Read More
There is a peculiar character associated with approaching the finish line. Something goes wrong. For those fresh entrepreneurs in the throes of company construction, here is a rule that I have always (almost always) found true. As you get very close to the completion of a deal, something will appear that seemingly derails it. It could […]Read More
Living in the San Francisco Bay Area means that many of my friends are either entrepreneurs or work at start-ups. It’s a culture that we breathe here. Optimism and ideas. Makers and inventors. So when I was given the opportunity to be a judge in the Semi-Finals of the Intel + UC Berkeley Technology Entrepreneurship […]Read More
November 17, 2010 Source: Venture Beat Ted Driscoll’s article The many definitions of a VC’s “no” was featured as a two-part article on Venture Beat. “Last year, Claremont Creek Ventures was exposed to over 500 startup ideas and entrepreneurs. As is probably typical in most early stage technology VCs, we ultimately invest in […]Read More
I’ve recently noticed a disconnect between news commentary on clean tech and my own experiences with the market sector. Investing in cleantech is not easy nor is it “cool” either. Some lament “if only clean tech were more like facebook.” Certainly, Hollywood stars aren’t yet being cast to portray the go-go cleantech startup experience. And, […]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.