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The importance of getting out of the classroom

By Paul Straub / June 14, 2013 / 0 Comments

One of the toughest challenges for a startup is managing through a growth phase while still keeping an eye ahead to a strategy for the next phase. For the past few years I’ve enjoyed enlisting teams of Duke students to get out of the classroom and help company’s in our portfolio with a bit of […]

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Trading Devices for Dollars In The News: ecoATM in The Economist

By Randy Hawks / December 10, 2012 / 0 Comments

December 10, 2012 source: The Economist It’s the holiday season and this year, 4G smartphones and tablets are the gifts most desired under the Christmas tree. But buying that new iPhone or Android could have its consequences.  As mobile-phone technology advances by the minute, holding on to yesterday’s popular cell phone make and model becomes […]

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Claremont Creek Ventures Predicts Energy Independence By 2025

By Nat Goldhaber / October 16, 2012 / 1 Comment

An energy-independent United States is an achievable goal by 2025, according to new research commissioned by Claremont Creek Ventures. In order to achieve this audacious goal, the United States needs to clear an important
set of hurdles.

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Will China Clean Our Clock in Cleantech?

By Nat Goldhaber / February 8, 2012 / 0 Comments

In September 2011, I gave a keynote at the AlwaysON Going Green conference. It was extremely interesting preparing for the speech, and I just learned that the video of my keynote is up on the site. Click on the image below to watch the video, and I hope you enjoy it. You also must find […]

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Claremont Creek Ventures’ portfolio company EcoATM featured in article: The Internet of Things meets cell phone recycling

By Randy Hawks / January 16, 2012 / 0 Comments

January 16th, 2012  source: GigaOm We are excited by the promise of EcoATM as I mentioned in a prior post. Although a lot of these kiosks won’t be in place for a couple of years, they are gaining traction. As reported by Katie Ferenbacher in the GigaOm article, the company’s secret sauce is the kiosks’ […]

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Claremont Creek Ventures’ portfolio company ecoATM moves to Northern California: Turn in those cellphones for CASH!

By Randy Hawks / December 19, 2011 / 3 Comments

This week ecoATM ( began deploying its revolutionary recycling kiosks in Northern California. Up until now, I’ve been telling folks how intriguing this company and its recycling kiosks are, but they had to travel to Southern Cal to see them installed in retail malls. Now local folks can go to a mall, get realtime pricing on […]

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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 is a co-founder of Claremont Creek Ventures. 

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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 is a co-founder of Claremont Creek Ventures.

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