March 25, 2012 source: GigaOM Earth2Tech
Update: March 27, 2012 – see GigaOM’s followup article: The story of Energy Cache, a drop-dead simple energy idea by Katie Fehrenbacher from an extensive interview with the founder and President of Energy Cache, Aaron Fyke, giving the details of how the technology works, how the company came into being, where it’s headed and how Bill Gates and Bill Gross became involved.
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March 22, 2012 source: Billeo
Recently, one of our portfolio companies Billeo, Inc. released data on current online shopping trends from its network of over 100,000 online shoppers. The findings suggest that the rewards offered by a loyalty program can have a large impact on online shopping behavior. One statistic I found to be intriguing is that shoppers are almost five times more likely to use a reward offering the ability . . .
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by Nat Goldhaber and John Steuart
Moshe Alafi, a former mentor to both of us and investor in our startups earlier in our career, won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Haas School’s Lester Center for Entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley last week. There wasn’t any doubt that he fully deserved to win this highly prestigious award.
Moshe, after all, has been called one of the founders of biotechnology. We believe he is the most successful . . .
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March 19, 2012 source: Bloomberg Businessweek
Today Bloomberg New Energy Finance announced that our portfolio company, Clean Power Finance, is a 2012 New Energy Pioneer! It was selected as one of ten out of hundreds of applications from around the world. Clean Power Finance is driving the mass-market adoption of residential solar by building an online business-to-business marketplace to connect the solar industry with capital markets. For solar marketers, installers and distributors, . . .
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On Tuesday, March 20, 2012, the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship will proudly bestow its 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award in Entrepreneurship to Moshe Alafi, Founder and Principal of Alafi Capital Company LLC.
The Lester Center for Entrepreneurship at the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley is proud to honor Moshe Alafi with its Lifetime Achievement Award. A Berkeley alumnus, Mr. Alafi is one of the founders of the biotechnology industry. He has funded . . .
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Moshe Alafi will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement in Entrepreneurship Award for 2012 by the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship at the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley on Tuesday, March 20th. Moshe has been a mentor to me and Claremont Creek Ventures is proud to be a sponsor of this event.
You may register to join us on March 20, 2012. The award dinner will take place at . . .
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March 7, 2012 source: Angel Capital Association (ACA)
AssureRx Health, Inc. Receives 2012 ACA Luis Villalobos Award for Innovation
Angel Capital Association Recognizes Company For Industry-leading Personalized Medicine Solution
Hats off to one of my portfolio companies, AssureRx today received the the 2012 Luis Villalobos Award from the Angel Capital Association (ACA), the trade association of leading angel investment groups in North America. This award recognizes the most ingenious . . .
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On February 22, I had the pleasure of speaking with Douglas Crawford, the associate director of QB3 the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences in Berkeley –. It was quite exciting to be the first guest on their new podcast, QB3 Bio Entrepreneurship. During our lively hour discussion, I had the opportunity to share my thoughts on the current state of venture capital, my strategies for investing (see the title!), and how entrepreneurs can . . .
→ Read full post: “Be better, faster and cheaper and if I don’t get cheaper, I don’t invest!”