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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Claremont Creek Ventures Predicts Energy Independence By 2025

Nat Goldhaber
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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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Claremont Creek Ventures supports SXSW Eco conference

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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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Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Alphabet Energy in the news

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Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Energy Cache featured in GigaOM Earth2Tech

Nat Goldhaber

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.

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Claremont Creek Ventures’ portfolio company Alphabet Energy covered in GreenTechEnterprise article

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December 21, 2011 source: this article by Eric Wesoff appeared in GreenTechEnterprise

 

GMZ Wins VC From KPCB for Thermovoltaics and Waste-Heat-to-Electricity The year of living thermoelectrically

Venture capital tends to move in waves, like sets of breakers on a beach or lemmings off a cliff.

In September, we witnessed two early-stage waste-heat-to-energy firms receive VC funding. They are both still in the pre-product phase.

MTPV raised $6.5 million in the initial closing . . .
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Claremont Creek Ventures’ portfolio company Clean Power Finance channels $1 Million into solar every day

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December 2, 2011 source: GreenTech Media

At the end of 2010, Clean Power Finance (CPF) CEO Nat Kreamer and a group of the biggest names in greentech venture capital, including Kleiner Perkins and Google, decided to take the company to the next level.

CPF was founded in 2007 as an online tool to connect solar buyers and sellers with financial products and help them design solar systems. By 2010, . . .
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Bill Gates blogs about Claremont Creek Ventures’ investment company, Energy Cache

Energy Cache uphill storage

November 16, 2011 source: the Gates Notes

Bill Gates has posted a really good writeup on energy storage and the innovative company Energy Cache on his blog, Taking Energy Storage to a Higher Level. Energy Cache is a recent early-stage investment of Claremont Creek Ventures and we’re excited about its new approach to storing electricity that could help lower the cost of clean, renewable energy for . . .
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Robert C. McFarlane, former United States National Security Advisor, joins Alphabet Energy’s Advisory Board

Paul Straub

It’s nearly impossible to succeed as an energy startup without a little help from some friends and partners. It’s always challenging to perfect a new technology, launch a product and secure early customers in any market. In energy sectors, these challenges are amplified given the enormous investment in existing assets and infrastructure, well-established incumbents, regulation, and processes that place a premium on high reliability and minimizing risk. One step founders can take . . .
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