Security Investment Perspective

By Randy Hawks / November 8, 2010 / 0 Comments

Current Challenges As the Managing Director investing in security, I find it disheartening that the economic recession of the last two years has dampened enthusiasm for security investment by corporate enterprises and government.  But as the economy has stabilized, and some beginnings of reinvestment have emerged, I see new opportunities arising; although not as many […]

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A VC’s “No”, What is it good for?

By Ted Driscoll / October 12, 2010 / 0 Comments

Last year, Claremont Creek Ventures was exposed to over 500 startup ideas and entrepreneurs. As is probably typical in most early stage technology Venture Capitalists, we ultimately invest in less than 1% of the deals we see. That means we are saying “no” at least 99 times for every time we ultimately say “yes”. It […]

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The 10% Better Mousetrap Fallacy

By Randy Hawks / August 8, 2010 / 0 Comments

While recently listening to a deal pitch-review, I watched a number of entrepreneurs selling “a better mousetrap”.  Although they  had some improvements in their technology- focused value proposition, they  failed to understand the inhibitions to adoption in the market.  I asked them to focus their attention on the inherent switching costs for customers who are […]

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Startups Should Sing Out Of the Same Hymnal

By Claremont Creek Alerts / August 2, 2010 / 0 Comments

August 2, 2010 source peHUB

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Andy Grove Misfires: Challenging His Argument About Job Creation

By Randy Hawks / July 13, 2010 / 0 Comments

Andy Grove takes Thomas Friedman, a columnist for  the New York Times  to task in Grove’s recent Business Week article “How America Creates Jobs”.   Andy Grove argues that Friedman is wrong in claiming in his column that “if Washington wants to create jobs it should back startups”.  Grove states that startups are wonderful things, but […]

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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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