I’m thrilled to welcome Harsh Patel as a Partner at Claremont Creek Ventures. We believe people and relationships form the core elements of any successful entrepreneurial venture. We typically get involved early in a company’s development, when a product is nascent and a market may barely exist. One of the distinguishing characteristics about Harsh is that he excels in the same type of early-stage, relationship-oriented investing that we value. . . .
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I am excited to announce today that Harveen Sethi has joined the CCV team as an associate. She will be working closely with Brad Webb and me. Harveen is passionate about impactful disruptive innovation, especially in shaping the next frontier of healthcare. She is particularly enthusiastic about the potential of big data analytics and technology in advancing predictive diagnostics and personalized medicine. These are sweet spots for CCV. Brad and I . . .
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source: by Timothy Hay
When the Food and Drug Administration told personal-genetics company 23andMe Inc. in November to stop sending consumers detailed information about their DNA, some industry watchers said the move could be a devastating blow to an emerging area of medicine that holds promise for better health outcomes.
But it was more of a flesh wound, said Claremont Creek Ventures Director Ted Driscoll. Though not an investor in 23andMe, he has . . .
→ Read full post: Ted Driscoll’s WSJ interview: 23andMe Flap With FDA Just a Bump in the Road, One Genetics-Testing Investor Says
Our portfolio company Assurex Health just announced the creation of a partnership with Canada’s Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), one of the world’s leading research centers in the area of addiction and mental health and Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital. CAMH will offer to Canadian citizens the firm’s pharmacogenomic test, GeneSight, which is now widely available in the US. Claremont Creek Ventures is very excited about this step . . .
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This story about Claremont Creek Ventures’ portfolio Shotspotter covers how their new technology could improve how fast police respond to shootings inside schools and other buildings . . .
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This week was very important for our portfolio company ShotSpotter. They launched an indoor gunshot location detection system, SiteSecure. ShotSpotter locates the hot spots of gun violence – it can detect everything from the exact location of where the gun was fired to how many rounds were fired. . . .
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CCV’s portfolio company SmartZip Analytics, Inc.–the leader in analytics-driven targeted marketing for the real estate industry—today announced the release of a new Facebook app for SmartTargeting, their flagship predictive marketing platform. . . .
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White House Champions of Change Award
This week Nat Kreamer, president and chief executive officer of CCV portfolio company Clean Power Finance, was honored at a White House ceremony with the “Champions of Change”/ “Veterans in Clean Energy and Climate Security” award. Atul Butte co-founder of Numedii, another CCV portfolio company, was also honored for the same “Champion of Change” award this . . .
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We are stoked about our newest portfolio company Building Robotics who closed a seed round today at $1.14M.
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Google Ventures plus many others invested with Claremont Creek Ventures, but we were the lead investor. The company had a ton of press for the . . .
→ Read full post: Our newest portfolio company Building Robotics closed a seed round today at $1.14M
Building Robotics’ initial product, Comfy, is the first to meaningfully reconnect people to the heating and cooling in their work environments, providing more comfortable spaces while saving energy. The software installs quickly and easily and is compatible with most existing building management systems, while providing occupants with a mobile and web application. It provides instant warm or cool air to people, while incorporating their usage patterns and feedback into a machine-learning algorithm that reduces energy. . . .
→ Read full post: Building Robotics, Maker of People-Centered Intelligent Software for Buildings, Announces $1.14M Seed Round