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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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Moshe Alafi wins Lifetime Achievement Award — videos of event

By Claremont Creek Alerts / April 25, 2012 / 0 Comments

On March 20, 2012, the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship proudly recognized biotech pioneer Moshe Alafi with its 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award at a special awards dinner. A Berkeley alumnus, Mr. Alafi is one of the founders of the biotechnology industry. He has funded and helped start over 60 companies through his venture capital firm Alafi Capital. Many of these firms have created entire new industries including such pioneers as Cetus, Biogen, Applied Biosystems, and Amgen. His life is an incredible inspiration to entrepreneurs as a successful investor and startup partner as well as one who has done an incredible amount to improve our health and scientific knowledge with biotechnology breakthroughs.

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Frank Richards

Entrepreneur’s Perspective, part two: : Frank Richards, serial entrepreneur and former CEO of SmartZIP: The Building of a Company

By Claremont Creek Alerts / December 19, 2011 / 0 Comments

Guest Post by Frank Richards

The Building of a Company

As an avid fan and investor in real estate I identified a significant gap in the residential investment market around 2004. I noted that 15-20% of all homes sold in the US are for investment. But I also discovered that there were no national platforms or proprietary algorithms that could help people identify the best investment markets and the best properties. Essentially there was no Charles Schwab for the residential investment market. I realized there was a great opportunity for a private banking platform to help people research, plan, acquire and manage residential real estate investments nationwide.

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Entrepreneur’s Perspective: Frank Richards, Claremont Creek Ventures serial entrepreneur on the importance of partnerships

By Claremont Creek Alerts / December 15, 2011 / 0 Comments

Guest Post by Frank Richards As a Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur, I love building great teams and visionary companies. I feel truly fortunate to have built three innovative companies starting from “the garage”, to taking the company public in the midst of the dot com bust, and to raising a VC round of financing for […]

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Claremont Creek Ventures ‘LifeCycle’ venturing model attracts a solid flow of energy deals

By Claremont Creek Alerts / June 18, 2010 / 0 Comments

February 10, 2010 source: Vator.tv Claremont Creek Ventures is one of the only VC firms in the East Bay.  That’s  a good thing for Nat Goldhaber, one of the managing directors at the Oakland-based firm.   Deal flow in clean tech is accelerating Claremont Creek Ventures ‘LifeCycle’ venturing model attracts a solid flow of energy deals Claremont […]

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What makes a good VC? — Finding Deals

By Ted Driscoll / June 1, 2010 / 0 Comments

One of my overall areas of interest is where the venture capital business is heading in the coming decades. I thought I’d start out looking inward — looking at the job of a venture capitalist (VC) , what tasks a VC performs, and what skills make one VC better than another. The fact is there probably is […]

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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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