VCs Applaud ‘Startup America’ But Question Long-Term Impact

January 31, 2011 source: The Wall Street Journal

Venture capitalists are feeling good about the launch of Startup America, a White House-led partnership of private companies and investors to promote entrepreneurship in the U.S., but acknowledge that it’s impossible to say what long-term impact the program will have.

“It will be interesting to see what this ultimately becomes,” said Randy Hawks, a managing director with Claremont Creek Ventures. “At a minimum it’s . . .
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Claremont Creek portfolio company Adura Technologies reports growth, moves to new, larger location

January 19, 2011 source: Adura Technologies press release

ADURA TECHNOLOGIES REPORTS GROWTH, MOVES TO NEW, LARGER LOCATION

Wireless Lighting and Energy Management Company Quadrupled Revenue in 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19, 2011 – Adura Technologies, a leading provider of wireless lighting and energy management systems for buildings, today announced that it has consolidated its facilities and moved to larger quarters in San Francisco in anticipation of increased business growth this year.

The six-year-old . . .
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Nat Goldhaber comments on cleantech and effects of cuts in CA education funding

January 13, 2011 source: VentureBeat and Bloomberg

Nat Goldhaber was recently quoted in news articles about Cleantech trends and the potential repercussions of impending budget cuts for California education.

 

Cleantech’s blockbuster $234 billion year: What’s next? VentureBeat

A good year for IPOs, possibly maybe — This is debatable, but at least one VC, Nat Goldhaber of Claremont Creek Ventures, has been banging the drum for IPOs ..

Brown’s . . .
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Something always goes wrong – don’t panic

There is a peculiar character associated with approaching the finish line. Something goes wrong.

For those fresh entrepreneurs in the throes of company construction, here is a rule that I have always (almost always) found true. As you get very close to the completion of a deal, something will appear that seemingly derails it. It could be a change of heart on the part of those you are dealing with. Could be that your new . . .
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