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
February 16, 2011 source: this guest blog post originally appeared on peHUB There has been a lot of buzz around highflying companies allowing sales of their stock on secondary trading platforms. There have always been opportunities for individual secondary sales in private companies but nothing to match the current level of action. Before, occasional private […]Read More
Jamie Montgomery with Nat Goldhaber On Wednesday September 15, my partners and I joined 22 of our portfolio companies and the Claremont Creek hosted speaker– investment bankers Jamie Montgomery, Eric Wagner, and Jason Yip– for our second Turbo Talks event this year. Turbo Talks refers to the gathering we created for our portfolio where we […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 sellRead More
After making a venture investment and building value in the startup, in preparation for an exit. This is the operational part of the job — how do you help a startup succeed?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.