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Name Nat Goldhaber
Job Venture Capitalist
Interests Flying, start-ups, meditation, all things spiritual, tennis
Contact
Email Address: nat@claremontcreek.com
Website: claremontcreek.com

Biography

In 2005, Nat Goldhaber resumed his career as a venture capitalist. He is a Managing Director of Claremont Creek Ventures, a venture fund specializing in very early stage investing generally in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Nat Goldhaber was the CEO, President and Chairman of Cybergold, Inc. (CGLD), an incentives-based Internet marketing company, founded by him in 1995. In August 2000, Cybergold merged with MyPoints.com (MYPT). Mr. Goldhaber then served as Vice-Chairman and Director of MYPT until its sale to United New Ventures (United Airlines) in August 2001. Previously, Mr. Goldhaber was CEO of Kaleida Labs, the multimedia joint venture between IBM and Apple. Earlier, he was founder and CEO of Centram Systems West, which developed TOPS, the first IBM/Macintosh local area network. Sun Microsystems, Inc., (SUNW), purchased Centram Systems West, Inc., in April 1987. Mr. Goldhaber remained as President and CEO of TOPS and Vice-President of Sun Microsystems, Inc., until March 1998.

In addition to heading start-up companies, Mr. Goldhaber previously has been a venture capitalist, first as President of Cole Gilburne Goldhaber & Ariyoshi Management, Inc. (CG), a venture capital firm focused on high-technology development, and later as President of the National Pacific Fund and the Incubator, Inc. CG was the venture fund that supported TOPS in its early growth period. CG’s investments included: Macromedia (MACR), the leading supplier of multimedia and web animation tools; On Technology (ONTC), Mitch Kapor’s groupware start-up; and Shiva (SHVA), developer of wide area networking equipment.

Mr. Goldhaber has also been active in Politics and Government. In the presidential election of 2000, Mr. Goldhaber stood as candidate for Vice Presidency of the United States on the Natural Law Party ticket and in some states on the Reform Party ticket and the Independence Party tickets. Prior to starting his career in high tech, Mr. Goldhaber served as special assistant to Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor, William W. Scranton III. He ran the State Energy Agency (the Governor’s Energy Council) as its interim Director.

Mr. Goldhaber founded the Transcendental Meditation center at the University of California campus in Berkeley in 1966 and served as its president until 1969. In 1969 Mr. Goldhaber traveled to India and learned to become a teacher of Transcendental Meditation. In 1972, Mr. Goldhaber co-founded Maharishi International University, now a fully accredited institution in Fairfield, Iowa.

Mr. Goldhaber was born in 1948 and grew up in Berkeley, California, where he still resides. He has served on the advisory boards of PC Expo and MacWorld Expo, the Center for Creative Imaging, the multimedia group of the National Association of Broadcasters, and he is an emeritus member of the Executive Board of University of California at Berkeley, College of Letters and Sciences. He currently serves as a member of the board of the Federation of American Scientists. He holds a master’s degree in Education from UC Berkeley.

Interests

Flying, start-ups, meditation, all things spiritual, tennis