Our newest portfolio company Building Robotics closed a seed round today at $1.14M

Hanns Anders

We are stoked about our newest portfolio company Building Robotics who closed a seed round today at $1.14M.

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Google Ventures plus many others invested with Claremont Creek Ventures, but we were the lead investor. The company had a ton of press for the . . .
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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

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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 . . .
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Cleantech Startup Investing Out of Favor? Not So for Corporate Investors

Paul Straub

April 8, 2013 source: This article was originally published on PEHub

Many VCs have pulled back from funding energy technologies and cleantech startups, and have been replaced by corporate venture capitalists. Entrepreneurs and traditional VCs alike are finding opportunities where corporate partners provide a critical ingredient that substantially increases their likelihood of success.

During the past three years, players such as General Motors, BMW, and Shell have been among the 182 companies . . .
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VentureBeat article on Energy Management sector, a key market for Claremont Creek investments

Venture Beat

January 17, 2013 source: VentureBeat

Ashley Halligan, an analyst at Austin, Texas-based Software Advice — recently published an article on VentureBeat in December outlining the growing trend in VC-funded digital cleantech–shifting from typical hardware-based investing.

The article draws attention to interesting statistics including: there’s almost five million commercial facilities in the U.S. They account for nearly half of domestic energy consumption–but only five percent of the market has . . .
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Nat Goldhaber video interview with Nobel Profit

Nat Goldhaber video interview with Nobel Profit
http://youtube.com/watch?v=9GI9sVY2J4w

November 28, 2012. Source: Nobel Profit

Listen to venture capitalist Nat Goldhaber, managing director of Claremont Creek Ventures, share his insights around energy and policy in California in regards to clean tech investments. In this interview he focuses on a particular investment in solar with Clean Power Finance as it relates to the public utilities and our indigenous production as a relief from foreign oil, a strategy he sees as vitally important to . . .
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Claremont Creek Ventures Predicts Energy Independence By 2025

Nat Goldhaber
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17CBdznh-hU

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. . . .
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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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Claremont Creek Ventures supports SXSW Eco conference

SXSW ECO

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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Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Clean Power Finance in the news

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Click here to read the article, and here to visit the Clean Power Finance website.

Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Alphabet Energy in the news

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