Shotspotter’s New Technology Grabs Feature On CNN’s Erin Burnett Show

New technology could improve how fast police respond to shootings

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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ShotSpotter Launches SiteSecure: Indoor Gunshot Location Detection Solution

Randy Hawks

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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Smartzip Offers New Facebook App That’s All About Engagement

Randy Hawks

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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Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Shotspotter was featured in the Washington Post

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Randy Hawks, Managing Director

It’s very cool that our portfolio company ShotSpotter was just profiled in the Washington Post (ShotSpotter detection system documents 39,000 shooting incidents in the District).

In Washington DC, ShotSpotter has 300 acoustic sensors across 20 square miles of the city, covering mainly the Southeast and Northeast of the District. ShotSpotter is a unique gunfire surveillance network that helps police respond quicker to gunfire incidents. These . . .
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Exciting New Acquisition: ecoATM Acquired By Coinstar, now called Outerwall

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Randy Hawks, Managing Director

I am thrilled to announce today that Coinstar, now called Outerwall (NASDAQ:OUTR), the publicly held purveyor of 64,000 coin-counting and Redbox movie and video game rental kiosks, has acquired Claremont Creek portfolio company ecoATM for $350 million in cash. What a promising acquisition it is!

ecoATM makes automated, self-serve kiosks that quickly evaluate and buy back consumer electronics directly from consumers. As . . .
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Law Enforcement Expert William J. Bratton Joins ShotSpotter, Inc. Board

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Randy Hawks, Managing Director

With today’s law enforcement agencies struggling to combat rising gun violence with limited resources, it is important to have great minds working together to create a safer world.

On April 12, 2013 ShotSpotter Inc. (SST, Inc), a law enforcement data solutions company, welcomed Bill Bratton to the company’s board of directors. Bratton, a thought leader in modern policing, is the creator of CompStat, a multilayered dynamic approach to . . .
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SmartZip’s Predictive Marketing platform achieves 300% annual growth

Randy Hawks

Randy Hawks, Managing Director

Claremont Creek Ventures is proud of the recent success of our eCommerce/payment portfolio company, SmartZip. During the first quarter of 2013, SmartZip’s SmartTargeting solution for real estate professionals achieved a 300% revenue increase over the same quarter just one year ago. In this current real estate climate, these results are impressive to say the least.

SmartZip’s national platform of real estate big data and . . .
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Trading Devices for Dollars In The News: ecoATM in The Economist

Randy Hawks

December 10, 2012 source: The Economist

It’s the holiday season and this year, 4G smartphones and tablets are the gifts most desired under the Christmas tree. But buying that new iPhone or Android could have its consequences. As mobile-phone technology advances by the minute, holding on to yesterday’s popular cell phone make and model becomes passé, and unfortunately, more likely than not, that “old” cell ends up in the dump. Market-research firm . . .
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Cleantech Startups Turn Garbage into Gold With Reverse Logistics

Randy Hawks

August 27, 2012 source: originally published on

The average American generates 4.6 pounds of garbage every day, making the U.S. one of the biggest throwaway societies on the planet. E-waste, including cell phones, TVs, and computers, is a huge part of the problem. In 2009, this country generated 3,190,000 tons of e-waste, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The vast majority of that e-waste (82.3%) ended up in landfills and incinerators, with only . . .
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Ted Driscoll has been promoted to Director and will lead the Digital Healthcare team

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Ted Driscoll, PhD

I am happy to announce today that Ted Driscoll, formerly a technology partner at Claremont Creek Ventures, has been promoted to Director and will lead the Digital Healthcare team. Driscoll’s new appointment is effective immediately. (you can read the full press release here) In his tenure with us, Driscoll has sourced and led four healthcare deals: GigaGen, GeneWeave Bioscience, Zipline Medical and → Read full post: Ted Driscoll has been promoted to Director and will lead the Digital Healthcare team