November 28, 2012. Source: Nobel Profit Listen to venture capitalist Nat Goldhaber, managing director of Claremont Creek Ventures, share his insights around energy and policy in California in regards to clean tech investments. In this interview he focuses on a particular investment in solar with Clean Power Finance as it relates to the public utilities and […]Read More
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.
I was struck recently by a piece in The Wall Street Journal by Pui-Wing Tam, The $1 Billion Club Gets Crowded, which highlights the amusing rate at which closely held, private US companies in the social media sector are garnering $1 billion-plus valuations. With 20 companies already fetching a 10-figure price tag— 15 of them since the beginning […]Read More
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.Read More
On February 22, I had the pleasure of speaking with Douglas Crawford, the associate director of QB3 the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences in Berkeley –. It was quite exciting to be the first guest on their new podcast, QB3 Bio Entrepreneurship. During our lively hour discussion, I had the opportunity to share my thoughts on […]Read More
February 15, 2012 guest post originally published at: peHUB Recent attacks against leading GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney depict him essentially as a brutal, bare-knuckled capitalist when he ran Bain Capital. They shed a very unflattering light on the private equity world. Romney rivals have cast him as a “vulture capitalist” that took over companies, […]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.