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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Building Robotics, Maker of People-Centered Intelligent Software for Buildings, Announces $1.14M Seed Round

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Building Robotics’ initial product, Comfy, is the first to meaningfully reconnect people to the heating and cooling in their work environments, providing more comfortable spaces while saving energy. The software installs quickly and easily and is compatible with most existing building management systems, while providing occupants with a mobile and web application. It provides instant warm or cool air to people, while incorporating their usage patterns and feedback into a machine-learning algorithm that reduces energy. . . .
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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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Exciting New Acquisition: ecoATM Acquired By Coinstar, now called Outerwall

Randy Hawks

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

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

Nat Goldhaber

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

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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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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