December 12, 2011 source: originally published at Pessimism about the clean tech space has been on the rise recently, thanks in part to a pair of high profile failures of government-backed companies. Congress and the media have pounced on the carrion like starving scavengers. In the frenzy of sensationalism, it is hard for the public […]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
Nat Goldhaber, managing director of Claremont Creek Ventures in Oakland, said a monster showing by BrightSource could spark a “Google effect” that leaves investors as enthusiastic about pioneering energy firms as they have been about information technology. May 3, 2011 source: New York Times BrightSource Energy Inc.’s plan to go public this year could spur […]Read More
March 2011 source: Financial Executives International (download a pdf reprint of the article) Over the years, venture capitalists have invested in clean technology and renewable energy with the expectation that returns will take a long time. The VCs were right. Development of technologies such as solar cell manufacturing, utility-scale renewable energy projects and genetically engineered […]Read More
With California’s population of more than 37 million people and standing as one of the world’s largest economies, it’s no surprise that one of the key focuses of the state Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program is the beneficial use of electricity and its environmental impacts. PIER spends a lot of time and […]Read More
January 31, 2011 source: The Wall Street Journal Venture capitalists are feeling good about the launch of Startup America, a White House-led partnership of private companies and investors to promote entrepreneurship in the U.S., but acknowledge that it’s impossible to say what long-term impact the program will have. “It will be interesting to see what […]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.