EcoFactor and Sentilla just won the Greentech Media Research’s 2013 Smart Grid Innovation award. These awards, which were unveiled as part of the research firm’s newly released The Networked Grid 150 vendor ecosysystem report, recognize best-in-class products and services in the smart grid market.
Hearty congratulations to the teams at EcoFactor and Sentilla.
EcoFactor ’s energy management services provide utilities . . .
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An energy-independent United States is an achievable goal by 2025, according to new research commissioned by Claremont Creek Ventures. In order to achieve this audacious goal, the United States needs to clear an important set of hurdles. . . .
→ Read full post: Claremont Creek Ventures Predicts Energy Independence By 2025
We’re sponsoring the SXSW Eco conference on October 3-5 2012 featuring sessions from experts in the public, private and academic sectors committed to finding solutions for a sustainable world. We’ve also submitted a panel suggestion: How Intelligence at the Edge Creates a Greener Grid. . . .
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Our portfolio company Clean Power Finance is on a tear. Recently they partnered with Morgan Stanley subsidiary MS Solar Solutions Corp to help fund up to $300 million in residential solar leases. This illustrates that consumers are increasingly demanding low-risk, high-reward solar – and participating solar installers can easily provide their customers with a variety of lease options. . . .
→ Read full post: Our portfolio company Clean Power Finance is on a tear
April 25, 2012 source: Adura Technologies press release
ADURA GROWTH REPRESENTS A 273 percent jump in revenue in 2011 over 2010
Adura Technologies, one of our energy technology portfolio companies and a leading provider of wireless lighting controls and energy management systems, today announced that they added the 500,000 square foot Kaiser Center Garage, one of the largest privately-owned garages in Oakland, to the list of facilities . . .
→ Read full post: Adura announces a Series B of $8.5M and adds Kaiser Center garage—Oakland marquee building as a customer.
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.
Energy Cache, one . . .
→ Read full post: Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Energy Cache featured in GigaOM Earth2Tech
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, it . . .
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February 14, 2011 source: this article was a guest post at
I was heartened this month to see that the Private Equity Growth Capital Council launched a multi-million-dollar education and public affairs campaign on the Internet highlighting the basics of private equity. Hopefully, this will address a general lack of understanding about private equity, which, among other things, is too often confused with venture capital.
This misperception was in the spotlight last month, when . . .
→ Read full post: Venture Capital is the Essence of Everything Good in Capitalism
In September 2011, I gave a keynote at the AlwaysON Going Green conference. It was extremely interesting preparing for the speech, and I just learned that the video of my keynote is up on the site. Click on the image below to watch the video, and I hope you enjoy it. You also must find the place in the speech where I blurted into song.
GoingGreen 2011Where Green Entrepreneurs Meet Big Money & . . .
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December 29, 2011 source: GreentechMedia
All of us at Claremont Creek Ventures are happy to congratulate our portfolio companies EcoFactor and Project Frog for making Greentech media’s top startups to watch in 2012. As an early stage investor in EcoFactor and Project Frog, we have been involved with the companies since the outset. Read the excerpts from Greentech Media’s article below or click . . .
→ Read full post: Trend Spotting: 12 Greentech Startups to Watch in 2012 includes two of our portfolio companies