Venture Funding

Idea Flow

By Ted Driscoll / July 29, 2010 / 0 Comments

Recently, I’ve been hearing a lot about how the VC model is dead, and the venture capital industry is drying up. This is justified by the lack of conventional exits and liquidity events, meaning the venture capital funds can’t return cash to their investors. While we have clearly been going through a flat spot in […]

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“VCs Opened Their Wallets Wider In 2Q, But It’s All Relative”

By Claremont Creek Alerts / July 21, 2010 / 0 Comments

Randy Hawks,  interviewed by reporter Tomio Geron for this article in the Wall Street Journal who believes that investors are more positive today. While many investors say they still invest at the same pace during a downturn, investor psychology is a factor, and it has improved recently, said Randy Hawks, managing director at Claremont Creek […]

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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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Investing in Innovation: Wake up Congress!

By Nat Goldhaber / June 28, 2010 / 0 Comments

There is a brilliant investor/venture capitalist who lives in Berkeley California named Moshe Alafi. He was a big supporter of my first company, TOPS, and of my third company, Cybergold. After I sold TOPS to Sun Microsystems in 1987, the venture fund that had invested in TOPS offered to make me a partner. I remember […]

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It’s a relationship, not a transaction: Tips for fundraising entrepreneurs

By Nat Goldhaber / June 17, 2010 / 0 Comments

May 13, 2010 source: VentureBeat.com It’s a relationship, not a transaction: Tips for fundraising entrepreneurs Thanks to the most devastating recession in decades and dramatic shifts in the venture industry, finding investors to write those first checks is a frustrating, time-sucking process for entrepreneurs – but that doesn’t mean they can’t be particular. If you’re […]

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What makes a good VC? — Exits

By Ted Driscoll / June 16, 2010 / 0 Comments

The classical view of venture capital is that a VC invests in a company, grows it into revenue and breakeven, and then sells equity in it to the public in an IPO. The exit part is the VC’s can then sell their ownership interest in the startup to that public market of buyers as the company grows in value, or distribute their now-liquid shares to their limited partner investors to sell

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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

Nat Goldhaber is a co-founder of Claremont Creek Ventures. 

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BRAD WEBB

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

Randy Hawks is a co-founder of Claremont Creek Ventures.

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