Randy Hawks is the Managing Director of Claremont Creek Ventures, an Oakland venture capital company. Claremont Creek Ventures works with local institutions including UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in seeking the best entrepreneurs and companies for its investments. Claremont Creek Ventures has invested in energy technology, digital healthcare, and online commerce companies. Randy Hawks has over 25 years of technology industry experience and is an Oakland resident. Mr. Hawks will review his approach to building successful companies by staying lean, using capital efficiently, and developing great teams.