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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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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Claremont Creek Ventures supports SXSW Eco conference

SXSW ECO

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 Blue Pillar Raises $7M for Hospital, Military, Data Center Demand Response

Blue Pillar

May 4, 2011 source: GreenTechMedia by Jeff St. John

The startup specializing in energy management microgrids for hospitals raises money to expand to other customers with critical power backup needs.

 

Blue Pillar, a startup that’s built up an interesting niche in enabling hospitals to manage power for efficiency and demand response needs, has raised a $7 million Series B round aimed at expanding its presence into the data center, military, education . . .
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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 EcoFactor and Comcast’s Xfinity Home announce agreement to deliver cloud-based energy management solution to residential customers

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February 28, 2012 Source: Comcast

Comcast announced today it has entered into an agreement with EcoFactor,a provider of energy management solutions, to create a new service that optimizes the heating and cooling patterns of a home and integrates with the Xfinity Home platform. By collaborating with EcoFactor, Comcast is further enhancing its Xfinity Home service and developing a new solution that, when available, can help . . .
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Claremont Creek Ventures’ portfolio company: Roy Johnson joins EcoFactor team as CEO

December 4, 2011 source: marketwire

I am excited that EcoFactor has appointed a new CEO –Roy Johnson–who can help drive the company to bring residential energy to the mass market. Roy has deep experience in the energy conservation business. John Steinberg, the former CEO will remain with the company in his role as Founder and Executive Vice President of Business Development. In this position, Steinberg will guide EcoFactor’s general business development and strategy, as well . . .
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Brother, Can You Spare a Statistician?

March 2, 2011 source: GreenTechGrid

“Utilities are getting far more data than they have ever had and are just beginning to think of how they might take advantage of that operationally.” — Paul Straub –

Brother, Can You Spare a Statistician?

At ARPA-E, everyone wants to know how to take advantage of all these new data streams. More data, more problems…and more opportunities.

At the 2011 ARPA-E Innovation Summit, attendees spoke of . . .
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Investor Targets Local Energy Storage For Smart Grid’s Last Mile Dilemma

February 16, 2011 source: peHUB

Remember the Internet’s last mile dilemma? The smart grid may have its own a last mile difficulties.

High costs and immature technologies could leave consumers short of power and utilities with few options to deliver it. Both dilemmas will restrict the nation’s ability to manage power in an age of climate change. It’s enough to make an investor salivate.

Nat Goldhaber, managing director at Claremont Creek Ventures, . . .
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