December 21, 2011 source: this article by Eric Wesoff appeared in GreenTechEnterprise GMZ Wins VC From KPCB for Thermovoltaics and Waste-Heat-to-Electricity The year of living thermoelectrically Venture capital tends to move in waves, like sets of breakers on a beach or lemmings off a cliff. In September, we witnessed two early-stage waste-heat-to-energy firms receive VC funding. […]Read More
It’s nearly impossible to succeed as an energy startup without a little help from some friends and partners. It’s always challenging to perfect a new technology, launch a product and secure early customers in any market. In energy sectors, these challenges are amplified given the enormous investment in existing assets and infrastructure, well-established incumbents, regulation, […]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 23, 2011 source: Building 43 Videos – Robert Scoble interview — “… Very little has changed since 1979-1980 in energy [management]…” Nat Goldhaber (1′ 30″ into video) Much of the technology-related startup news today is focused on companies in the social media or Internet application spaces. Today, however, we are meeting with Claremont Creek […]Read More
March 8, 2011 source: GreentechEnterprise – “When you are looking at waste heat, there is an interest if there is a very fast payback of less than two years when you are thinking of the stationary-furnace-type industries” said Paul Straub – Activity has been perking up in a once-obscure area. Here’s the report from ARPA-E. […]Read More
February 24, 2011 source:PRWeb – Early-stage company with breakthrough thermoelectric technology for waste-heat recovery continues course toward commercialization with award of two SBIR Phase 2 contracts for delivery of field-test products to Air Force and Army. – Alphabet Energy Inc., maker of thermoelectric materials for waste-heat recovery, has secured two Phase II contracts from both […]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.