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 utilities . . .
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February 20, 2013 source: the original post by Ed Silverman appeared in Pharmalot
As drug development and diagnostics increasingly converge, the advent of personalized medicine is increasing all the time. Of course, we are not quite there yet, but the advent of electronic medical records and the genome are inching us closer all the time. But this poses challenges, of course, and Ted Driscoll, who heads the digital healthcare team at Claremont . . .
→ Read full post: Ted Driscoll featured in Pharmalot, Op-Ed: Entering The Golden Age Of Big Data
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
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. . . .
→ Read full post: Claremont Creek Ventures Predicts Energy Independence By 2025
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 . . .
→ Read full post: Cleantech Startups Turn Garbage into Gold With Reverse Logistics
July 11, 2012 source: MedCity News
Ted was recently interview by MedCity News for two articles:
Biggest threat to investment in mobile health startups? Not enough unique intellectual property VCs say a coachable entrepreneur, strong IP make convergence worth investing in
Here are some excerpts from the interviews:
Biggest threat to investment in mobile health startups? Not enough unique intellectual property
The number of mobile health apps that have been produced . . .
→ Read full post: MedCity News interviews Claremont Creek Ventures’ Ted Driscoll
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 . . .
→ Read full post: Life-Saving ShotSpotter Technology In Action
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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On March 20, 2012, the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship proudly recognized biotech pioneer Moshe Alafi with its 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award at a special awards dinner. A Berkeley alumnus, Mr. Alafi is one of the founders of the biotechnology industry. He has funded and helped start over 60 companies through his venture capital firm Alafi Capital. Many of these firms have created entire new industries including such pioneers as Cetus, Biogen, Applied Biosystems, and Amgen. His life is an incredible inspiration to entrepreneurs as a successful investor and startup partner as well as one who has done an incredible amount to improve our health and scientific knowledge with biotechnology breakthroughs. . . .
→ Read full post: Moshe Alafi wins Lifetime Achievement Award — videos of event
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.
Energy Cache, one . . .
→ Read full post: Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Energy Cache featured in GigaOM Earth2Tech