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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]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.