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CleanTech Remains Hot In A Post-Solyndra World

By Nat Goldhaber / December 13, 2011 / 0 Comments

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 […]

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Goldhaber claims there’s still plenty of investor enthusiasm for companies that are installing or financing solar projects

By Claremont Creek Alerts / September 25, 2011 / 0 Comments

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 […]

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BrightSource IPO Could Spark Clean-Tech ‘Gold Rush’

By Claremont Creek Alerts / May 7, 2011 / 0 Comments

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 […]

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Trends Bode Well For Clean Tech IPOs This Year

By Nat Goldhaber / April 25, 2011 / 2 Comments

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 […]

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Meeting with State Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research (PIER)

By Nat Goldhaber / April 15, 2011 / 0 Comments

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 […]

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VCs Applaud ‘Startup America’ But Question Long-Term Impact

By Claremont Creek Alerts / January 31, 2011 / 0 Comments

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 […]

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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. 

TED DRISCOLL

Ted is an expert on digital health and diagnostics, from big data and health technology to genomics and personalized medicine.

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PAUL STRAUB

Paul is particularly focused on the potential of digital and business innovation to impact and advance broad-impact industries.

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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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