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Ted Driscoll’s WSJ interview: 23andMe Flap With FDA Just a Bump in the Road, One Genetics-Testing Investor Says

source: by Timothy Hay

When the Food and Drug Administration told personal-genetics company 23andMe Inc. in November to stop sending consumers detailed information about their DNA, some industry watchers said the move could be a devastating blow to an emerging area of medicine that holds promise for better health outcomes.

But it was more of a flesh wound, said Claremont Creek Ventures Director Ted Driscoll. Though not an investor in 23andMe, he has . . .
→ Read full post: Ted Driscoll’s WSJ interview: 23andMe Flap With FDA Just a Bump in the Road, One Genetics-Testing Investor Says

Assurex Health Launches Collaboration with Canadian Mental Health Center

Our portfolio company Assurex Health just announced the creation of a partnership with Canada’s Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), one of the world’s leading research centers in the area of addiction and mental health and Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital. CAMH will offer to Canadian citizens the firm’s pharmacogenomic test, GeneSight, which is now widely available in the US. Claremont Creek Ventures is very excited about this step . . .
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Shotspotter’s New Technology Grabs Feature On CNN’s Erin Burnett Show

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

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. . . .
→ Read full post: ShotSpotter Launches SiteSecure: Indoor Gunshot Location Detection Solution

Smartzip Offers New Facebook App That’s All About Engagement

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. . . .
→ Read full post: Smartzip Offers New Facebook App That’s All About Engagement

Claremont Creek Ventures Has Two Portfolio Companies Honored by White House for “Champions of Change” Award

White House Champions of Change Award

 

This week Nat Kreamer, president and chief executive officer of CCV portfolio company Clean Power Finance, was honored at a White House ceremony with the “Champions of Change”/ “Veterans in Clean Energy and Climate Security” award. Atul Butte co-founder of Numedii, another CCV portfolio company, was also honored for the same “Champion of Change” award this . . .
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Thomson Reuters and NuMedii Launch Initiative for Drug Discovery

Our portfolio company NuMedii just announced a groundbreaking collaboration with Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading information provider for businesses. The Thomson Reuters Science division has quietly been aggregating an enormous database of biological, clinical, and pharmacological information over the past few years. As a biotech startup, NuMedii is focused on revolutionizing drug discovery by reducing the incredible inefficiencies and costs involved in small molecule drug development.

The drug development process is . . .
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Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Shotspotter was featured in the Washington Post

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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Assurex Health Publishes Seminal Paper on Pharmacogenomics

Our portfolio company Assurex Health, announced recently the publication of a groundbreaking analysis of pharmacogenomic data in the International Review of Psychiatry.

The publication strongly validates the premise that the clinical use of genomic testing to help predict patient response to psychiatric medications significantly improves treatment outcomes. This is a key milestone in the continuing discussions within the Psychiatric community about the value of laboratory testing in . . .
→ Read full post: Assurex Health Publishes Seminal Paper on Pharmacogenomics

Genalyte Receives National Cancer Institute Grant

Our portfolio company Genalyte just announced the award of a government grant from the National Cancer Institute for the development of a diagnostic system using Genalyte’s proprietary biomarker technology (see Genalyte Expands into Cancer Profiling with $1 Million NCI Grant to Develop Cancer Biomarker Panel). This project is a significant validation of the company’s capability to assay blood biomarkers using the multiplex Maverick detection platform, which provides rapid, accurate, . . .
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Numedii co-founder Atul Butte featured in Science article on “Dry Biology” research

Atul J. Butte, M.D., Ph.D.

Big Data Guru and Stanford Medical School Professor Atul Butte, co-founder of Numedii had his work recently profiled in the journal SCIENCE. As the article claims, the explosion of publicly available databases housing sequences, structures, and images allows life scientists to make fundamental discoveries without ever getting their hands “wet” at the lab bench. Science . . .
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Alphabet Energy and Clean Power Finance honored at Global Cleantech 100 Gala

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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Numedii discovers repurposed antidepressants have potential to treat small cell lung cancer

Congratulations to our portfolio company NuMedii for a publication today in Cancer Discovery, which discusses the use of its technology by Stanford researchers to identify an antidepressant as a potential treatment for small cell lung cancer.

NuMedii is a pioneer in the future of pharmacology. As medicine becomes more personalized, every individual will get a custom treatment matched to their genetic and proteomic makeup and pathways. The old way of developing . . .
→ Read full post: Numedii discovers repurposed antidepressants have potential to treat small cell lung cancer

Assurex Health Appoints Veteran P&G Consumer Products Executive Virginia Coleman Drosos President to Lead Personalized Medicine Growth

Congratulations to our portfolio company Assurex Health which appointed Consumer Products Executive Virginia Coleman Drosos President to Lead the company. We are so excited to have her in this position and wish her all the best. . . .
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Genalyte and Colorado Diabetes Center Collaborate on Type 1 Diabetes

Earlier this week one of our portfolio companies, Genalyte, Inc., announced the release of a groundbreaking diagnostic system for early detection of Type 1 diabetes. This is of special significance to me as the young daughter of a good friend almost died due to undiagnosed Type 1 Diabetes – she was discovered by her parents in a low blood sugar coma in the middle of the night and rushed to . . .
→ Read full post: Genalyte and Colorado Diabetes Center Collaborate on Type 1 Diabetes

Exciting New Acquisition: ecoATM Acquired By Coinstar, now called Outerwall

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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NuMedii Founder Atul Butte, MD, PhD honored at White House; Claremont Creek Ventures continues investment in health care Big Data.

Numedii, Inc.

Thursday June 20, 2013, Atul Butte, MD, PhD, a Stanford University Professor and entrepreneur is being honored at a formal ceremony in the White House Rose Garden in Washington DC. The Obama Administration is honoring Dr. Butte and several other genomics and molecular biology researchers who have focused on making large and complex sets of biological data open and widely accessible to the larger research community. Butte has been a leader . . .
→ Read full post: NuMedii Founder Atul Butte, MD, PhD honored at White House; Claremont Creek Ventures continues investment in health care Big Data.

Xfinity Home adds EcoSaver, a new cloud-based solution that learns heating and cooling patterns of a home for additional energy savings — from Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company EcoFactor

June 10, 2012 source: Comcast

Xfinity Home adds EcoSaver, a new cloud-based solution that learns heating and cooling patterns of a home for additional energy savings from Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company EcoFactor

Comcast, a global media and technology company, today announced the launch of Xfinity Home Control, a new product under the Xfinity Home umbrella of services. Xfinity Home Control is for customers who want smart home solutions . . .
→ Read full post: Xfinity Home adds EcoSaver, a new cloud-based solution that learns heating and cooling patterns of a home for additional energy savings — from Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company EcoFactor

Law Enforcement Expert William J. Bratton Joins ShotSpotter, Inc. Board

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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Congratulations to Natera on Completing $54.6 Million Financing to Support Expansion

Congratulations to Claremont Creek portfolio company Natera on closing a $54.6 million financing round. Given Claremont Creek Venture’s involvement since the company’s earliest round of financing, we know Natera is on its way to dominating the market for noninvasive, prenatal genetic testing. The financing is just the latest recent milestone for the company. In February it announced a major agreement with Quest Diagnostics, the world’s leading diagnostic information . . .
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SmartZip’s Predictive Marketing platform achieves 300% annual growth

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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Congratulations to EcoFactor and Sentilla, winners of GTM Research’s Smart Grid Innovation award

Nat Goldhaber

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 . . .
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Congratulations: Quest Diagnostics to offer access to Natera’s Panorama, non-invasive prenatal test

Congratulations to Natera—our portfolio company who is the leading innovator in prenatal genetic testing! Yesterday they announced a major deal with Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world’s leading diagnostic information services company. Quest Diagnostics will offer physicians access to Panorama™, the new non-invasive prenatal test developed by Natera. (Read the Quest Press Release)

Panorama uses free-floating fetal DNA in circulating maternal blood to screen for chromosomal abnormalities associated with . . .
→ Read full post: Congratulations: Quest Diagnostics to offer access to Natera’s Panorama, non-invasive prenatal test

Congratulations to EcoFactor who is one of GigaOm’s energy data startups to watch in 2013

January 5, 2013 source: GigaOm

GigaOm’s article 13 energy data startups to watch in 2013 includes one of our portfolio companies, EcoFactor. GigaOm said, “Data analytics took the energy sector by storm in 2012, and a bunch of companies launched, raised funding and grew their businesses last year. Here’s 13 energy data startups you should watch in 2013.”

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Trading Devices for Dollars In The News: ecoATM in The Economist

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 . . .
→ Read full post: Trading Devices for Dollars In The News: ecoATM in The Economist

AssureRx: advanced genomics tools inform patient response to psychotropic therapy

Bloomberg reporter Ryan Flinn recently wrote an article on Brain Scans Seek Best Drug Match for Depression Patients. The article summarizes some of the technologies that are being used by clinicians to assist in diagnosis and treatment of depression, and focused on technologies provided by two companies. The first company profiled uses a technology that matches EEGs – brain waves – to a database of matched EEG/depression scores, and the second uses a . . .
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Genetic testing to choose the right antidepressant – AssureRx Health in the news

Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company AssureRx Health continues to receive good press. Below are some excerpts from a recent FoxNews article published June 19, 2012. Read the full article at FoxNews.com

Genetic testing to choose the right antidepressant

By Dr. Keith Ablow.

Psychiatrists often try two or more medications in a patient suffering with major depression before settling on the one that seems to work best for that . . .
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Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Clean Power Finance in the news

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Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Alphabet Energy in the news

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Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Adura in the news

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Life-Saving ShotSpotter Technology In Action

I recently enjoyed the New York Times story, Shots Fired, Pinpointed and Argued Over, featuring Erica Goode’s account of the ShotSpotter gunshot detection system in action. The article does a great job of calling attention to the success of the company’s collaboration with police forces, which in turn is creating safer communities.

For instance, less than four minutes after gunshots were detected by the ShotSpotter technicians in Mountain View, California . . .
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Our portfolio company Clean Power Finance is on a tear

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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

ecoATM attracts $17 million in second round of investments

 

May 1st ecoATM announced they had raised an additional $17 million in a second round. Current investors Claremont Creek Ventures, Coinstar, Inc. and TAO Ventures all increased their investments while new investors joined the syndicate. New investors include PI Holdings, Moore Venture Partners, AKS Capital and Singapore billionaire Koh Boon Hwee.

The announcement generated a lot of interest and was well covered in both the financial and hi-tech . . .
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Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Blue Pillar Raises $7M for Hospital, Military, Data Center Demand Response

May 4, 2011 source: GreenTechMedia by Jeff St. John

The startup specializing in energy management microgrids for hospitals raises money to expand to other customers with critical power backup needs.

 

Blue Pillar, a startup that’s built up an interesting niche in enabling hospitals to manage power for efficiency and demand response needs, has raised a $7 million Series B round aimed at expanding its presence into the data center, military, education . . .
→ Read full post: Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Blue Pillar Raises $7M for Hospital, Military, Data Center Demand Response

Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company ecoATM attracts $17 million in second round of investments

Congratulations to our portfolio company ecoATM, the award-winning San Diego start-up known for its commitment to the environment and its innovative kiosks that automate the buy-back of used mobile phones and other used portable electronics directly from consumers.

It is closing its series B investment round today of approximately $17 million. Claremont Creek Ventures, Coinstar, Inc. and TAO Ventures all increased their investments while new investors joined the syndicate.

ecoATM is . . .
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Adura announces a Series B of $8.5M and adds Kaiser Center garage—Oakland marquee building as a customer.

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.

My newest investment: Genalyte — Augmenting Claremont Creek Ventures’ Digital Healthcare Tools Portfolio

I’m excited that we have recently added a new portfolio company Genalyte to the Claremont Creek digital healthcare family. I’ll be joining the Board, and I am looking forward to working with founder and CEO Cary Gunn and the Genalyte team. Genalyte is a developer and manufacturer of advanced biomarker detection technology strategically located right in the center of the San Diego life science community. Claremont Creek Ventures participated in a $11.8 . . .
→ Read full post: My newest investment: Genalyte — Augmenting Claremont Creek Ventures’ Digital Healthcare Tools Portfolio

Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Energy Cache featured in GigaOM Earth2Tech

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.

→ Read full post: Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Energy Cache featured in GigaOM Earth2Tech

Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Billeo’s data reveals what rewards consumers find most appealing

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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Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Clean Power Finance selected as 2012 New Energy Pioneer

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, . . .
→ Read full post: Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Clean Power Finance selected as 2012 New Energy Pioneer

Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company AssureRx Health wins award for innovation

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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Claremont Creek Ventures’ portfolio company EcoFactor and Comcast’s Xfinity Home announce agreement to deliver cloud-based energy management solution to residential customers

February 28, 2012 Source: Comcast

Comcast announced today it has entered into an agreement with EcoFactor,a provider of energy management solutions, to create a new service that optimizes the heating and cooling patterns of a home and integrates with the Xfinity Home platform. By collaborating with EcoFactor, Comcast is further enhancing its Xfinity Home service and developing a new solution that, when available, can help . . .
→ Read full post: Claremont Creek Ventures’ portfolio company EcoFactor and Comcast’s Xfinity Home announce agreement to deliver cloud-based energy management solution to residential customers

ecoATM Wins 2011 Crunchies for Best Clean Tech Startup

My hearty congratulations goes to our portfolio company ecoATM, who won The Crunchies Award for Best Clean Tech Startup in 2011 last night. The San Diego-based startup, which makes an intelligent self-serve kiosk to evaluate and purchase used electronics from consumers, bested a field of five finalists that also included Array Power, Alta Energy, EcoMotors and Hara.

The Crunchies, of course, is a big deal. Hosted by GigaOm, Venturebeat and . . .
→ Read full post: ecoATM Wins 2011 Crunchies for Best Clean Tech Startup

Claremont Creek Ventures’ portfolio company AssureRX updates its psychiatric drugs screening test

January 18, 2012 source: MedCity News

Personalized medicine company AssureRx Health has released the next-generation version of its genetic screening test for psychiatric drugs.

The Cincinnati-area company’s GeneSightRx test, which helps doctors pick the right psychiatric drugs for patients based on their genes, was launched in 2009. The test uses a cheek swab, mathematical algorithms and bioinformatics to narrow drug choices to those that work with a patient’s genes.

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→ Read full post: Claremont Creek Ventures’ portfolio company AssureRX updates its psychiatric drugs screening test

Claremont Creek Ventures’ portfolio company EcoATM featured in article: The Internet of Things meets cell phone recycling

January 16th, 2012 source: GigaOm

We are excited by the promise of EcoATM as I mentioned in a prior post. Although a lot of these kiosks won’t be in place for a couple of years, they are gaining traction. As reported by Katie Ferenbacher in the GigaOm article, the company’s secret sauce is the kiosks’ ability to automatically estimate — using electronic and visual techniques — a . . .
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Trend Spotting: 12 Greentech Startups to Watch in 2012 includes two of our portfolio companies

December 29, 2011 source: GreentechMedia

Nat Goldhaber

Paul Straub

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

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 . . .
→ Read full post: Claremont Creek Ventures’ portfolio company Alphabet Energy covered in GreenTechEnterprise article

Claremont Creek Ventures’ portfolio company ecoATM moves to Northern California: Turn in those cellphones for CASH!

This week ecoATM (www.ecoatm.com) began deploying its revolutionary recycling kiosks in Northern California. Up until now, I’ve been telling folks how intriguing this company and its recycling kiosks are, but they had to travel to Southern Cal to see them installed in retail malls. Now local folks can go to a mall, get realtime pricing on their used cellphones from the worldwide recycle/refurbish markets and trade in for cash….on the spot! It is a . . .
→ Read full post: Claremont Creek Ventures’ portfolio company ecoATM moves to Northern California: Turn in those cellphones for CASH!

Claremont Creek Ventures’ portfolio company Gene Security Network in race for prenatal test

September 9, 2011 source: originally published in the San Francisco Business Times

Photo: Spencer Brown The winner “is the company that’s going to help families,” says GSN CEO Rabinowitz.

Gene Security Network’s race to develop safer, more accurate prenatal test is all business for Matt Rabinowitz — and it’s personal.

A relative of Rabinowitz, Gene Security Network’s CEO, took a blood test for the likelihood of Down’s syndrome in her unborn baby . . .
→ Read full post: Claremont Creek Ventures’ portfolio company Gene Security Network in race for prenatal test

Claremont Creek Ventures’ portfolio company Sentilla announces version 4.0 with analytics and planning capabilities

December 5, 2011 source: Greentech Media

Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Sentilla, launched a software suite today that promises to help customers plan their data center needs . We are excited with the traction Sentilla is getting in the market and this greentech article captures the essence of this announcement well.

Sentilla Targets Business Beyond Data Center Efficiency

Sentilla wants to move from data center efficiency to data center planning.

Sentilla, . . .
→ Read full post: Claremont Creek Ventures’ portfolio company Sentilla announces version 4.0 with analytics and planning capabilities

Claremont Creek Ventures’ portfolio company: Roy Johnson joins EcoFactor team as CEO

December 4, 2011 source: marketwire

I am excited that EcoFactor has appointed a new CEO –Roy Johnson–who can help drive the company to bring residential energy to the mass market. Roy has deep experience in the energy conservation business. John Steinberg, the former CEO will remain with the company in his role as Founder and Executive Vice President of Business Development. In this position, Steinberg will guide EcoFactor’s general business development and strategy, as well . . .
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Claremont Creek Ventures’ portfolio company Clean Power Finance channels $1 Million into solar every day

December 2, 2011 source: GreenTech Media

At the end of 2010, Clean Power Finance (CPF) CEO Nat Kreamer and a group of the biggest names in greentech venture capital, including Kleiner Perkins and Google, decided to take the company to the next level.

CPF was founded in 2007 as an online tool to connect solar buyers and sellers with financial products and help them design solar systems. By 2010, . . .
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Bill Gates blogs about Claremont Creek Ventures’ investment company, Energy Cache

November 16, 2011 source: the Gates Notes

Bill Gates has posted a really good writeup on energy storage and the innovative company Energy Cache on his blog, Taking Energy Storage to a Higher Level. Energy Cache is a recent early-stage investment of Claremont Creek Ventures and we’re excited about its new approach to storing electricity that could help lower the cost of clean, renewable energy for . . .
→ Read full post: Bill Gates blogs about Claremont Creek Ventures’ investment company, Energy Cache

Robert C. McFarlane, former United States National Security Advisor, joins Alphabet Energy’s Advisory Board

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 . . .
→ Read full post: Robert C. McFarlane, former United States National Security Advisor, joins Alphabet Energy’s Advisory Board

Engadget reviews Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company EcoATM

October 13, 2011 source: Engadget

EcoATM offers instant money for your old phone, we go hands-on at CTIA E&A 2011 (video)

Old-fashioned ATM meets modern-day phone recycling program. That’s the idea behind EcoATM, a startup aimed to help reduce electronic waste and beef up your wallet at the same time. Of course, it’s not a new concept: phone recycling programs have been around for a while now, helping you stay green . . .
→ Read full post: Engadget reviews Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company EcoATM

Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Tibion’s VP of Engineering Matt Murphy shows off the Tibion Bionic Limb on CBS Morning News

October 9, 2011 source: CBS News

As part of CBS morning news, TIBION was profiled by correspondent Barry Peterson. At approximately four minutes 21 seconds into the video, see how TIBION stands out. We are proud of our portfolio company that is getting worldwide recognition.

The next step in bionics

The new world of high-tech prosthetics includes the Tibion Bionic limb, that helps stroke victims re-learn how to use . . .
→ Read full post: Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Tibion’s VP of Engineering Matt Murphy shows off the Tibion Bionic Limb on CBS Morning News

Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Clean Power Finance partners with Google creating a $75 Million Fund for residential solar projects

Two years ago Claremont Creek Ventures determined that the best opportunity to invest in solar would be in downstream distributed generation and that the right business model could create tremendous value for investors, for consumers, and for the U.S. at large. We then found that model with Clean Power Finance. That is why we are proud of Google’s announcement yesterday about their new partnership with Clean Power Finance along with an . . .
→ Read full post: Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Clean Power Finance partners with Google creating a $75 Million Fund for residential solar projects

Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Adura Technologies selected by AlwaysOn as a GoingGreen Global 200 Winner

September 22, 2011 source: Adura Technologies

Recognized for creating new opportunities in green technology

SAN FRANCISCO, September 22, 2011 – Today, Adura Technologies, a leading wireless lighting controls company, announced that the company was chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the GoingGreen Global 200 winners. Inclusion in the GoingGreen Global 200 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to . . .
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Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Alphabet Energy gets $12M to convert waste heat to electricity

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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Why Dear Abby loves this company (and you should, too)

Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Gene Security Network (GSN) achieved a technical breakthrough that even Dear Abby can crow about. Never before, have scientists and clinicians been about to measure fetal DNA in a pregnant woman’s blood with enough accuracy to determine paternity or relevant information about the baby in utero — until now. If you are curious why this service might be helpful, see Dear Abby’s recent column below.

In . . .
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Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company AssureRx Health expands senior management team

It is always great to brag and cheer about one of our portfolio companies. Working with portfolio companies to help them succeed is one of a VC’s key jobs, and helping build an executive team is an area where a VC can help a lot. We are pleased to announce that AssureRx Health has just added some super people to its team. The three executives are: Dr. C. Anthony Altar, PhD, chief science officer; . . .
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Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Project Frog announces $22 Million investment

September 7, 2011 source: Project Frog

 

GE Leads $22 Million Investment in Energy Efficient Building Maker Project Frog; Installing Sustainable Building at GE Learning Center

Providing both capital and collaboration, GE led a $22 million investment round in San Francisco-based Project Frog and began construction of one of its prefabricated environmentally sustainable buildings at GE’s renowned Learning Center in Ossining, NY.

Led by GE (NYSE: GE) unit GE Energy . . .
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Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Clean Power Finance Names Kristian Hanelt Renewable Capital Markets Senior Vice President, Brian Robertson and Ed Feo Join Board of Directors

September 6, 2011 source: Clean Power Finance

Solar finance stars join the Clean Power Finance team

Clean Power Finance, the leading provider of integrated services and financing solutions for the solar industry, today announced Kristian Hanelt as Senior Vice President of Renewable Capital Markets, and Brian Robertson, CEO of Amonix and co-founder of SunEdison, and Ed Feo, Managing Partner of USRG Renewable Finance, join the Clean Power Finance Board of . . .
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Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Sentilla’s Analytics for Cloud is the first solution that analyzes the business impacts of cloud computing

August 29, 2011 source: Sentilla Corporation

Sentilla® Corporation, the leading provider of data center analytics, today announced that its award-winning Sentilla® software now includes Sentilla Analytics for Cloud, the first ever ability to perform predictive and financial analysis on transitioning from physical to virtual and cloud infrastructure. The new predictive analytics tool allows IT organizations to determine the impact of migrating existing applications or deploying new applications in virtual . . .
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Claremont Creek Ventures Portfolio Company, Sentilla Raises $15 Million in Series C Funding

Our portfolio company, Sentilla raised $15M in a Series C funding we announced today. We were happy to support Sentilla which is the leading provider of IT infrastructure software that discovers, monitors, analyzes, plans and automates data center workloads. The funding round was led by SingTel Innov8 Ventures, the corporate venture arm of the SingTel Group. This new infusion of capital will be used for sales and marketing expansion. Here’s the press release, and . . .
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Study Reveals Key Benefits Of Shotspotter Gunshot Location Solution

Our portfolio company Shotspotter, the market leader and innovator in gunshot detection and location technology and acoustic surveillance, recently announced the findings of the ShotSpotter Gunshot Location System Efficacy Study, a first-ever analyst report on the capability and effectiveness of the gunshot location system as a critical technology for public safety, police and law enforcement.

The study was endorsed by the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) and . . .
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Claremont Creek Ventures Sees An Uptick In Corporate Venture Capital: Interest Leverages Growth For Portfolio Companies

I was chatting recently with Venture Capital Journal’s Mark Boslet about a story concerning corporate venture capital investing and realized that Claremont Creek Ventures is among those VC firms witnessing first-hand heightened interest among corporations investing in venture-backed startups. We’re seeing activity, in particular, in healthcare and in clean technology, and it’s a good thing. It increases startup access to capital. And it may help startups leverage corporate brands and distribution networks to . . .
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Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Adura Technologies selected as a Sustainable Industries 2011 Top 10 Green Building Product Award Winner

June 23, 2011 source: Sustainable Industries’ Top 10 Building Products

Today, Adura Technologies announced that award-winning independent news source Sustainable Industries named Adura’s wireless lighting control system as one of its sixth annual 2011 Top 10 Green Building Products award winners. Sustainable Industries’ Top 10 Green Building Products guide is an annual digital and print publication profiling industry-leading green building products selected by a panel of . . .
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Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company ShotSpotter, Inc. secures more than $10m in new funding

June 16, 2011 source: Business Wire

Company Focused on Advancing Public Safety and Security Technologies and Continuing Expansion of World’s Leading Gunshot Detection & Location System and Service

— “We’re focused on the introduction of a new services-based offering which will enable us to deliver our proven acoustic detection solution and its efficacy faster and more affordably to more public safety agencies and organizations globally.” – Ralph A. Clark, President and CEO, ShotSpotter, . . .
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Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company AssureRx featured in WSJ article

May 11, 2011 source: Wall Street Journal Health Blog

Public Education and Gene Testing to Improve Medication Adherence

There are tons of reasons why people don’t take the medications they’ve been prescribed, including side effects, cost and complicated drug regimens.

A couple of different approaches to improving adherence are in the news today. The first is Script Your Future, a multi-year public-education campaign spearheaded by the National Consumers League and supported by health-industry companies, . . .
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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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Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company AssureRx Health raises $11 Million Series B financing

– Personalized Medicine Company to Expand Marketing and Product Development for Neuropsychiatric Pharmacogenetics –

CINCINNATI, March 25, 2011 – AssureRx Health, Inc. today announced the closing of an $11 million Series B financing. The personalized medicine company, which provides clinically-relevant information to help physicians select the right drug and the right dose for individual neuropsychiatric patients, will use the funds to expand direct sales and marketing for its first product, GeneSightRx®, and for . . .
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Claremont Creek portfolio company Adura Technologies names Mark Golan new CEO

March 8, 2011 source: Adura Technologies

SAN FRANCISCO, March 8, 2011 – Adura® Technologies, a leading provider of wireless lighting controls and energy management systems, today announced that Mark Golan has been named its new Chief Executive Officer.

Golan, a leading corporate real estate executive and smart building innovator, was most recently Vice President and General Manager at Johnson Controls, Inc. where he ran the Global Workplace Solutions Business . . .
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Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company, Tibion Corporation announces new $10 Million financing round, new Board Chairman & Board Members

March 1, 2011 source: Enhanced Online News (EON)

– Three Arch Partners, Hambrecht & Quist lead financing, join board – Initial investor Claremont Creek Ventures also participates –

Tibion Corporation, the privately held Silicon Valley firm transforming stroke rehabilitation with its robotic Bionic Leg, announced today the successful closure of a $10.175 million financing round, a new board of directors, and a new board chairman.

“The new financing will enable . . .
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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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EcoATM makes recycling cell phones for cash easy and instant – launches at DEMO conference

February 28, 2011 source: DEMO Beat

Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company EcoATM is one of 53 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2011event taking place this week in Palm Desert, Calif.

EcoATM makes electronics recycling as easy as buying a soda. An extremely high-tech soda.

Today at the DEMO conference in Palm Springs, Calif., the . . .
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Alphabet Energy’s Waste-Heat Recovery Tech Is Out Of The Lab, Pilot Projects Underway

February 1, 2011 source: Techcrunch GreenTech

 

A company that makes systems to turn heat-waste into electricity, Alphabet Energy, has officially moved its technology out of the lab and into pilot production, the company announced today.

A director at Claremont Creek Ventures, Paul Straub, said of Alphabet Energy: “They’re going after a huge problem. As VCs, we look at investments that can be [in] billion dollar markets. What they’re trying to . . .
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Claremont Creek portfolio company Adura Technologies reports growth, moves to new, larger location

January 19, 2011 source: Adura Technologies press release

ADURA TECHNOLOGIES REPORTS GROWTH, MOVES TO NEW, LARGER LOCATION

Wireless Lighting and Energy Management Company Quadrupled Revenue in 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19, 2011 – Adura Technologies, a leading provider of wireless lighting and energy management systems for buildings, today announced that it has consolidated its facilities and moved to larger quarters in San Francisco in anticipation of increased business growth this year.

The six-year-old . . .
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Portfolio company, Clean Power Finance’s CEO on CNBC

December 1, 2010 source: CNBC video

Claremont Creek portfolio company Clean Power Finance’s CEO Joseph Brakohiapa was sought for his advice on the CNBC video Small Business Council segment. Clean Power Finance is dedicated to the mass market adoption of renewable energy. The company partners with renewable energy providers and lenders to make residential and commercial systems easy and affordable. The company has programs for both property owners . . .
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Claremont Creek Ventures’ portfolio company Adura Technologies wins three “Top 100″ Green Tech awards

source: Adura Technologies press release

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 11 ‐‐ Adura Technologies, a leading provider of wireless lighting and energy management solutions, has been named to three lists of “Top 100” green technology companies in the U.S. in the past five weeks.

The most recent, announced Wednesday, is the 2010 California Game Changer list sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Adura was one of 100 finalists selected from a list . . .
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ShotSpotter hires Ralph Clark–man of action

Ralph Clark, the new CEO of one of my portfolio companies, security startup ShotSpotter, is a great fit for this already successful company. In a presentation at the company last week, he showed that he is the right man for the job. As he was talking to the employees, he told them that he took the CEO position given his deep affinity for community, and he finds it both in Oakland, . . .
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