Turbo Talks: Hiring and Building Great Startup Teams

Last week we held our third Turbo Talks event for CEOs of the companies that we have funded. Claremont Creek hosts a couple of these events each year for our portfolio company CEOs to network with and learn from each other.

Typically we focus each event around a theme and we gathered for dinner at the Epic Roasthouse in San Francisco to discuss “Hiring and Building Great Startup Teams”. To kick off a conversation . . .
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For VC’s, No More Chasing Magic Batteries

April 21, 2011 source: Gigaom

When it comes to clean-energy investing 2.0, venture capitalists are beyond looking for the silver bullet — or the magic battery –- they spent the last decade hunting and hoping for.

Today, VCs are more likely to invest their dollars in slightly less ambitious energy-efficiency projects, Paul Kedrosky, senior fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, told the audience at GigaOM’s Green:Net conference. Kedrosky sat down with a . . .
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Trends Bode Well For Clean Tech IPOs This Year

March 2011 source: Financial Executives International (download a pdf reprint of the article)

Over the years, venture capitalists have invested in clean technology and renewable energy with the expectation that returns will take a long time. The VCs were right.

Development of technologies such as solar cell manufacturing, utility-scale renewable energy projects and genetically engineered algae for bio-fuels do indeed have great promise. But they require great patience.

Yet, with the . . .
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Meeting with State Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research (PIER)

With California’s population of more than 37 million people and standing as one of the world’s largest economies, it’s no surprise that one of the key focuses of the state Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program is the beneficial use of electricity and its environmental impacts. PIER spends a lot of time and resources studying how new electricity applications and products can solve environmental problems stemming from electricity generation, transmission and use . . .
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Randy Hawks will participate in the 22nd Annual Venture Capital Investing Conference

Claremont Creek Ventures Managing Director Randy Hawks will be on the Avoiding The Road To Perdition: Creating Long Term Portfolio Company Growth Strategies panel at the International Business Forum’s 22nd Annual Venture Capital Investing Conference, June 8, 4 pm.

 

 

About the conference

June 7-9, 2011

Sofitel San Francisco Bay, Redwood City, CA 223 Twin Dolphin Drive Redwood City, CA 94065

 

The IBF Venture Capital . . .
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Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company GSN’s testing technology helps couple achieve their dream of a healthy child

April 5, 2011 source: Gene Security Network press release

Gene Security Network (GSN) welcomes the birth of the first baby to be born following the use of GSN’s novel Parental SupportTM technology for single gene preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and concurrent 24-chromosome screening. This test allows couples who are at risk to have children with genetic disease to undergo embryo testing during an in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle in order to conceive . . .
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Nat Goldhaber interviewed on the anniversary of Three Mile Island

March 28, 2011 source: CNN News

Nat Goldhaber was interviewed by CNN News about his role during the Three Mile Island nuclear accident. He was at the time in charge of energy issues for the state of Pennsylvania and began his day about 7 a.m. with a call telling him that there had been a major accident at Three Mile Island and that radiation was heading toward the town of Goldsboro.

America’s worst . . .
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