October 9, 2011 source: San Francisco Chronicle, SFGate Venture capitalists have long been known to toss the occasional bone to an entrepreneur working 100-hour weeks on a meager startup salary. But we’re talking pay-down-the-mortgage money, not retire-on-a-private-island money. — Nat Goldhaber Early payouts to startup execs a troubling trend by James Temple, San Francisco Chronicle […]Read More
The United States has embraced clean technology relatively aggressively, but is it enough? In particular, is it enough in comparison to the pace of clean tech development in China? I addressed this topic September 28 at the AlwaysOn GoingGreen 2011 conference, and the answer is that the U.S. isn’t doing enough. China is much more […]Read More
September 28, 2011 source: Wall Street Journal All good things, unfortunately, come to an end. The last year or two have been spectacular for entrepreneurs. Investor enthusiasm has been intense, meaning that start-ups had the upper hand and could get financing at extraordinarily generous terms. But I’m afraid that the curtain is about to fall. […]Read More
Two years ago Claremont Creek Ventures determined that the best opportunity to invest in solar would be in downstream distributed generation and that the right business model could create tremendous value for investors, for consumers, and for the U.S. at large. We then found that model with Clean Power Finance. That is why we are […]Read More
September 23, 2011 source: Forbes What the Solyndra Bankruptcy Means for Cleantech Investors by Jennifer Kho. Forbes Contributor As executives of defunct solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra keep mum in Washington, Silicon Valley and Wall Street are discussing what the bankruptcy – and the federal investigation – could mean for investors. “It has an impact; it’s such a […]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
Claremont Creek Ventures was founded in 2005 by Nat Goldhaber, John Steuart and Randy Hawks to pursue early stage investing in exceptional technology startups.