A New Type of Battery Startup and Waste Heat Technology for Meeting CAFE Standards

February 10, 2011 source:  greentechmedia A conversation with Nat Goldhaber How does a startup get into batteries? The first wave tried to produce their own battery cells. While some, such as A123 Systems and Boston-Power, have managed to build factories, it’s taken hundreds of millions of dollars to pull off, and most of the others have blown up like a Dell notebook stuffed with shorted 18650 lithium cobalt cells. Others like Envia Systems have built battery components. Maybe someday that will work out. The next wave, and potentially the most successful in the long run, could revolve around the traditional […]

Goldhaber Sees Demand for Tesla’s Battery Technology

December 27, 2010 source: (Bloomberg) Washington Post Nat Goldhaber, managing director of Claremont Creek Ventures, discusses Tesla Motors Inc.’s performance, its battery technology and the outlook for the electric-car market. Tesla, an unprofitable electric-automobile maker, fell the most since July after insiders were allowed to sell shares in the company. Goldhaber talks with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television’s “Taking Stock.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Something always goes wrong – don’t panic

There is a peculiar character associated with approaching the finish line.  Something goes wrong. For those fresh entrepreneurs in the throes of company construction, here is a rule that I have always (almost always) found true. As you get very close to the completion of a deal, something will appear that seemingly derails it. It could be a change of heart on the part of those you are dealing with. Could be that your new friends try to change the deal already agreed to. It could be a legal obstacle (lawyers are explicitly trained and morally bound to discover problems – or invent […]