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

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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 . . .
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China may “clean the clock” of the U.S. in clean technology

Nat Goldhaber

The United States has embraced clean technology relatively aggressively, but is it enough? In particular, is it enough in comparison to the pace of clean tech development in China?

I addressed this topic September 28 at the AlwaysOn GoingGreen 2011 conference, and the answer is that the U.S. isn’t doing enough. China is much more aggressive than the United States in developing clean technology projects and could dominate clean technology development globally for . . .
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Trends Bode Well For Clean Tech IPOs This Year

March 2011 source: Financial Executives International (download a pdf reprint of the article)

Over the years, venture capitalists have invested in clean technology and renewable energy with the expectation that returns will take a long time. The VCs were right.

Development of technologies such as solar cell manufacturing, utility-scale renewable energy projects and genetically engineered algae for bio-fuels do indeed have great promise. But they require great patience.

Yet, with the . . .
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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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Nuclear crisis doesn’t panic cleantech investors

March 16, 2011 source: VentureBeat GreenBeat

— “It’s a huge tragedy, but it’s only gonna give a tailwind to alternative energy technologies,” Myers said. “There will be more of a willingness to put capital to work in solar and wind.” —

An escalating crisis at nuclear power plants in Japan following a massive earthquake and tsunami has not changed the investing thesis about clean technology, according to a number of leading venture . . .
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The Argument for the Secondary Market

February 16, 2011 source: this guest blog post originally appeared on peHUB

There has been a lot of buzz around highflying companies allowing sales of their stock on secondary trading platforms. There have always been opportunities for individual secondary sales in private companies but nothing to match the current level of action. Before, occasional private party sales were allowed by company boards for purposes such as individuals buying a new house and funding . . .
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Nat Goldhaber comments on cleantech and effects of cuts in CA education funding

January 13, 2011 source: VentureBeat and Bloomberg

Nat Goldhaber was recently quoted in news articles about Cleantech trends and the potential repercussions of impending budget cuts for California education.

 

Cleantech’s blockbuster $234 billion year: What’s next? VentureBeat

A good year for IPOs, possibly maybe — This is debatable, but at least one VC, Nat Goldhaber of Claremont Creek Ventures, has been banging the drum for IPOs ..

Brown’s . . .
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Clean Power Finance on CNBC Video: Big Business of Small Business

October 22, 2010 source: CNBC Video

Joseph Brakohiapa, President and CEO of Clean Power Finance was featured on a CNBC Video segment entitled Big Business of Small Business. Mr. Brakohiapa responded to questions on the health of the small business market and how government policies and regulations are affecting small businesses.

Watch the interview. (Joseph Brakohiapa’s comments start at 1:45, 4:15, and 5:40)

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Andy Grove Misfires: Challenging His Argument About Job Creation

Andy Grove takes Thomas Friedman, a columnist for the New York Times to task in Grove’s recent Business Week article “How America Creates Jobs”. Andy Grove argues that Friedman is wrong in claiming in his column that “if Washington wants to create jobs it should back startups”. Grove states that startups are wonderful things, but cannot increase tech employment by themselves. He argues that it is the expansion stage of a . . .
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