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
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 . . .
→ Read full post: Exciting New Acquisition: ecoATM Acquired By Coinstar, now called Outerwall
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.
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 . . .
→ Read full post: Congratulations to EcoFactor and Sentilla, winners of GTM Research’s Smart Grid Innovation award
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 . . .
→ 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