Event: 'VC Breakfast Club: Claremont Creek Ventures - Focus
On Security, Alternative Energy'
Date: Thursday, November 08, 2007 At 08:00
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Nixon Peabody, 200 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306 Program Chair: Jai Kumar
The team at Claremont Creek has experience and proven expertise as managers and investors in a wide array of IT sectors. They focus on areas that they believe offer both promising market trends and emerging gaps that will require innovative solutions. For example, current sectors of particular interest include Mobility (voice, data, and converging platforms that facilitate collaboration in non-hierarchical, widely distributed organizations), Healthcare (research and clinical IT applications, such as instrumentation, patient management systems, and bio-informatics), and Security (which would include both the digital and physical systems that comprise mobile, small business, and enterprise computing environment).
Beyond these three major investment themes, the members of the team have interest in exploring other developing areas including VoIP, alternative energy, payment processing, and distributive workforce collaboration.
Ultimately, they look for entrepreneurs who have a vision outside of the box of current thinking and are building new value categories.
John has spent the last 20 years managing, building and investing in technology and life science companies. John focuses on the intersection of the information technology and life sciences markets including bioinformatics, molecular diagnostics, genomics, proteomics, software and instrumentation for med-tech industries.
John serves on the board of directors of Arcxis, PropertyBridge, and Tibion Bionic Technologies. He is an Industry Fellow at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at the College of Engineering as well as a member of the Advisory Council to the Lester Center's Berkeley Entrepreneurs’ Forum at UC Berkeley. He recently joined the Advisory Board for Technology Ventures Corporation (TVC), an organization which fosters entrepreneurs and technologies coming out of the national labs such as Lawrence Berkeley, Sandia and Lawrence Livermore.
Early in his career, he joined Alafi Capital, an Emeryville-based venture firm specializing in early-stage biomedical companies, where he served as an officer of the General Partner. At Alafi, John lead investments in more than a dozen successful start-ups, and served as the senior executive and board member of various firms such as Tanox, Software Ventures, Lipomatrix, and Megan Health.
In the mid-90s, together with colleague Nat Goldhaber, John helped start Cybergold, an Internet marketing and payments company, serving as the early COO and CFO through its IPO, merger with Mypoints and sale to United Airlines. John continued with the Mypoints unit of United serving as the Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships.
EVENT LOCATION: Nixon Peabody, 200 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306
This event is co-sponsored by Nixon Peabody www.nixonpeabody.com.com.
COST: $25 SVASE Members; $39 Affiliates; $49 Non-members. This event is for ENTREPRENEURS ONLY, BY PREREGISTRATION ONLY.
CONTACT: VCBC Chair: Jai Kumar, contact no. - 408-406-4693
This event is co-sponsored by:
200 Page Mill Rd,
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Added by svaseinfo on October 13, 2007