Alphabet Energy and Clean Power Finance honored at Global Cleantech 100 Gala

Paul Straub

The Global Cleantech 100 Gala honored and celebrated the achievements of the 2013 Global Cleantech 100 companies, the 100 top innovators in cleantech today.

Two of Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio companies, Alphabet Energy and Clean Power Finance were named to the list to the top 100 Global Cleantech companies. . . .
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Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Alphabet Energy in the news

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Claremont Creek Ventures’ portfolio company Alphabet Energy covered in GreenTechEnterprise article

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December 21, 2011 source: this article by Eric Wesoff appeared in GreenTechEnterprise

 

GMZ Wins VC From KPCB for Thermovoltaics and Waste-Heat-to-Electricity The year of living thermoelectrically

Venture capital tends to move in waves, like sets of breakers on a beach or lemmings off a cliff.

In September, we witnessed two early-stage waste-heat-to-energy firms receive VC funding. They are both still in the pre-product phase.

MTPV raised $6.5 million in the initial closing . . .
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Robert C. McFarlane, former United States National Security Advisor, joins Alphabet Energy’s Advisory Board

Paul Straub

It’s nearly impossible to succeed as an energy startup without a little help from some friends and partners. It’s always challenging to perfect a new technology, launch a product and secure early customers in any market. In energy sectors, these challenges are amplified given the enormous investment in existing assets and infrastructure, well-established incumbents, regulation, and processes that place a premium on high reliability and minimizing risk. One step founders can take . . .
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AOL.com names Claremont Creek Ventures’s Nat Goldhaber & Paul Straub as one of theTop Five Clean Energy VCs and Principals

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September 17, 2011 source: AOL Energy

Although venture capitalists have taken a battering in the renewables sector, as seen in the sorry Solyndra saga, investors continue to see value in smart grid investments, biofuels and electric vehicles.

But the stakes are usually high, the capital costs expensive and the path to profit unclear in uncertain political and economic times in the US. But the gains for the US economy are clear.

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Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Alphabet Energy gets $12M to convert waste heat to electricity

Don't waste enerty

September 15, 2001 source: Greentech Media: Enterprise

Using silicon nanowires to tap an enormous potential energy source

Alphabet Energy just raised $12 million in round A funding, led by TPG Biotech along with Claremont Creek Ventures and the CalCEF Clean Energy Angel Fund, to develop thermoelectrics. The firm had received a $1 million seed round in 2010. The firm has also received some SBIR funding.

Thermoelectrics are semiconductors . . .
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Nat Goldhaber interview with Robert Scoble: Investing in early stage cleantech and healthcare

Nat Goldhaber interview with Robert Scoble: Investing in early stage cleantech and healthcare

March 23, 2011 source: Building 43 Videos – Robert Scoble interview

“… Very little has changed since 1979-1980 in energy [management]…” Nat Goldhaber (1′ 30″ into video)

Much of the technology-related startup news today is focused on companies in the social media or Internet application spaces. Today, however, we are meeting with Claremont Creek Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in, among others, early stage cleantech and healthcare companies.

“One of . . .
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NVCAccess: The Monday Meeting with Micah Myers

March 21, 2011 source: NVCAccess

– Emily Mendell interviewed Claremont Creek Ventures’ Micah Myers –

Today’s Monday meeting is with Micah Myers of Claremont Creek Ventures. Micah joined Claremont Creek Ventures in 2009. Prior to joining Claremont Creek Ventures, Micah worked as an Analyst with the energy team at Passport Capital where he focused on both public and private investments in the renewable energy sector and as a Product Manager at Clean . . .
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Is Waste Heat Going Mainstream?

March 8, 2011 source: GreentechEnterprise

- “When you are looking at waste heat, there is an interest if there is a very fast payback of less than two years when you are thinking of the stationary-furnace-type industries” said Paul Straub -

Activity has been perking up in a once-obscure area. Here’s the report from ARPA-E.

Earlier this month, Venrock and Oak Investment Partners invested $10 million in Phononic Devices’ thermoelectric approach to waste . . .
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Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company, Alphabet Energy awarded $1.48M In SBIR Phase II Contracts

February 24, 2011 source:PRWeb

- Early-stage company with breakthrough thermoelectric technology for waste-heat recovery continues course toward commercialization with award of two SBIR Phase 2 contracts for delivery of field-test products to Air Force and Army. -

Alphabet Energy Inc., maker of thermoelectric materials for waste-heat recovery, has secured two Phase II contracts from both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs. . . .
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