Event: 'VC Breakfast: Claremont Creek Ventures - Focus On Security, Alternative Energy'
VC Breakfast Club (BC)
Date: Thursday, September 20, 2007 At 08:00
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Greenberg Traurig, 1900 University Ave, 5th Floor Palo Alto, CA 94303 Program Chair: Jai Kumar Email: [email protected]
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.
Ted Driscoll is a Venture Partner at Claremont Creek Ventures. He is also an active angel investor and managing director of the Sand Hill Angels, a 50-person angel group.
Prior to his venture capital experience, Ted helped found five successful companies in imaging- related markets. He was founder and CEO of Be Here Technologies, a pioneer in Internet, Broadcast and Videoconferencing technologies. He served as a Division President and CTO of Diasonics, with responsibility for its MRI, ultrasound, digital X-ray, lithotripsy and acoustic ablation technology areas. He had earlier directed the Diasonics technology team that developed the first commercial MRI scanners and numerous advance in MR imaging. Previously, Ted was also Vice President of Engineering and R&D of Identix, now a world leader in fingerprint and face recognition, and Director of R&D at International Imaging Systems, an early pioneer in remote sensing. His research and patents in ultrasound therapy and acoustic hemostasis also led to the founding of another company, Therus, now partnered with Boston Scientific.
Ted earned a PhD from Stanford University in Digital Imaging, Masters degrees from Harvard University in Computer Graphics and Remote Sensing, and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Ted holds 40+ granted U.S. and foreign patents in image-related fields, with approximately 30 additional pending applications.
This event is co-sponsored by Greenberg Traurig www.gtlaw.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
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