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Friday, May 6, 2016

Bay Area Tech Wire -- May 6

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BAY AREA TECH WIRE -- May 6, 2016
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San Francisco-Based venBio Partners Raises $315 Million for New Fund
o S.F.-Based Salesforce to Expand Indianapolis Regional HQ, Add 800 Jobs
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Michelle Peluso Rejoins Technology Crossover Ventures as Venture Partner
o San Francisco-Based MIODx Lands $1.5 Million in Seed Funding
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Bisnow Acquired by Private Equity Firm Wicks Group
> 11 Fatal Errors Not to Make in Your Job Search
o Briefly Noted: FINsix, ShoreTel, Shutterfly
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o San Francisco-Based venBio Partners Raises $315 Million for New Fund

San Francisco -- venBio Partners, a San Francisco-based life sciences investment firm, said on Friday it has raised $315 million for its second life sciences venture capital fund. The fund, known as venBio Global Strategic Fund II, is anchored by major investments from biopharmaceutical giant Amgen, Merck and Baxalta. "Our investment model will remain the same," said Robert Adelman, managing partner at venBio. "We continue to seek to finance promising life sciences companies that focus on therapeutics which we believe will make a difference for unmet medical needs." The firm's two funds have invested in 14 companies to date, including: Cytos, Aragon, Solstice, Labrys, Seragon, Aurinia, Heart Metabolics, Metacrine, Alexo, Precision Biosciences, Checkmate, Adheren, Apellis and Nabriva.
http://www.venbio.com
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/venbio-closes-315-million-life-sciences-venture-capital-fund-300264177.html 
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o S.F.-Based Salesforce to Expand Indianapolis Regional HQ, Add 800 Jobs

San Francisco -- Salesforce, the San Francisco-based customer relationship management (CRM) software giant, said on Friday it will spend more than $40 million over the next 10 years to expand its regional headquarters in Indianapolis. The company will move to a new facility in the city -- to be known as Salesforce Tower Indianapolis -- in early 2017, and add 800 new jobs there over the next five years. The company also maintains regional headquarters in New York and London, in additional to its global headquarters in San Francisco. Salesforce has well over 1,000 employees in the Indianapolis area and more than 20,000 employees worldwide.
http://investor.salesforce.com/about-us/investor/investor-news/investor-news-details/2016/Salesforce-Announces-Salesforce-Tower-Indianapolis-Commits-to-Adding-800-New-Jobs/default.aspx
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o Michelle Peluso Rejoins Technology Crossover Ventures as Venture Partner

Palo Alto, Calif. -- Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), the Palo Alto-based technology venture capital firm, said on Thursday that Michelle Peluso has rejoined the firm as a venture partner in its New York office. Peluso, who was a venture partner at TCV in 2009, most recently served as the CEO of Gilt, which she sold to HBC in February. Prior to that, she was the global consumer chief marketing and Internet officer at Citigroup. Now as a member of TCV's Internet sector, Peluso will focus on consumer-facing companies.
http://www.tcv.com
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160505005392/en/Gilt-Travelocity-CEO-Michelle-Peluso-Re-Joins-TCV 
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o San Francisco-Based MIODx Lands $1.5 Million in Seed Funding

San Francisco -- MIODx, a San Francisco-based developer of an oncology testing platform designed to find particular cancer biomarkers, said on Friday it has raised $1.5 million in a new round of seed funding. Identities of the investors were not disclosed. "This tranche of funding will allow MIODx to complete the clinical utility study for our VerifyDx Prostate Cancer test and begin commercialization," said co-founder and COO Sean Givens. The company, which also said it has leased 3,000 square feet at the San Jose BioCube, launched with a test for prostate cancer, and plans to add additional tests for colon, lung and kidney cancers.
http://www.miodx.com
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/miodx-announces-close-of-series-seed-funding-300264128.html 
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o Bisnow Acquired by Private Equity Firm Wicks Group

New York -- Bisnow, a producer of commercial real estate content and events that operates in San Francisco, Silicon Valley and 28 other markets, said it has been acquired by private equity firm Wicks Group. Though financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, Fortune reported the sale price at $50 million. "We were humbled by the amount of interest our business received, but in the end we identified one particular group as the perfect partner as we proceed to the next level," wrote Bisnow CEO Will Friend on the company's website. The New York-based company, co-founded by Mark Bisnow and his son Elliott in 2005. said it has "bold" plans for the future, including international expansion beginning this summer. Bisnow currently operates in 30 cities, has 650,000 subscribers and hosts 300 events a year. The digital media company has 80 employees. Mark Bisnow, who stepped down as CEO in 2013, and Ryan Begelman, Bisnow's vice chairman and former CEO, both will exit the company.
https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/commercial-real-estate/stop-the-presses-bisnow-acquired-59691 
http://fortune.com/2016/05/05/bisnow-digital-media-startup-venture-capital/
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11 Fatal Errors Not to Make in Your Job Search

Many well-meaning, enthusiastic job seekers unknowingly sabotage their efforts because they don't realize their strategy is full of mistakes. Fortunately, when you know which errors to avoid, you'll probably find that your stalled job search gains the forward momentum you want. If you've been trying to find a job with no success, here we share 11 common errors to avoid.

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(Menlo Park, Calif.) Menlo Park-based FINsix, a developer of high-frequency power conversion technology, has named Brian Fukumoto as its vice president of worldwide operations and David Schaezler as its chief financial officer (CFO). Fukumoto most recently served as the vice president of global supply chain and operations at DataDirect Networks, while Schaezler was the CFO and vice president of finance at nLIGHT.
http://finsix.com
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160504006526/en/FINsix-Hires-Brian-Fukumoto-Vice-President-Operations 

(Sunnyvale, Calif.) Sunnyvale-based ShoreTel, a developer of unified communications tools and phone systems, said on Friday it plans to buy back up to $20 million in company stock under a new repurchase program. The company said it will buy shares over the next year at times and prices it considers appropriate.
https://www.shoretel.com/ 
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/shoretel-authorizes-20-million-share-repurchase-program-300264223.html
 
(Redwood City, Calif.) Redwood City-based Shutterfly, the large provider of personalized photo products and services, said that Mario Cibelli has resigned from its board of directors. The board's governance committee has launched a search for his replacement. Cibelli, managing partner at Marathon Partners, joined the board in mid-2015.
http://ir.shutterfly.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=969515 

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> Blue University LIVE Empowers Developers to Reimagine the IoT

The Bluetooth SIG invites you to Blue University LIVE, a full-day training session for those new to Bluetooth technology that will show you how to significantly cut build time and bring products to market faster than ever. You will leave this in-person training session with the knowledge and resources needed to get a project off the ground and into the hands of consumers. Industry leaders and Bluetooth experts will lead working sessions on Bluetooth Developer Studio, creating sample code, implementing code, and building mobile applications. Attendees will receive free development kits and a download of the sample project used in the presentation. The training will be held at the San Jose Marriott on Tuesday, May 24. Those interested can learn more about the trainings at https://www.bluetooth.com/blue-u-live
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> 11 Fatal Errors Not to Make in Your Job Search

Many well-meaning, enthusiastic job seekers unknowingly sabotage their efforts because they don't realize their strategy is full of mistakes. Fortunately, when you know which errors to avoid, you'll probably find that your stalled job search gains the forward momentum you want. If you've been trying to find a job with no success, here we share 11 common errors to avoid.
http://fairfaxcountyeda.org/bay-area-tech-wire
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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Bay Area Tech Wire -- May 5

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BAY AREA TECH WIRE -- May 5, 2016
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Featured Event: Blue University LIVE Empowers Developers to Reimagine the IoT (San Jose)
https://www.bluetooth.com/blue-u-live


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San Francisco-Based Pivotal Raises $253 Million in Third Round
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Palo Alto-Based Eonite Perception Raises $5.25 Million in Seed Funding
o San Jose-Based Intacct Secures $40 Million in Debt Financing
o S.F.-Based Doctor On Demand Names Hill Ferguson as New CEO
o Precision for Medicine Acquires Redwood City-Based Applied Immunology
> Blue University LIVE Empowers Developers to Reimagine the IoT
o Briefly Noted: Zang - Mother's Day, Maddie's Fund - Shelterluv, Intuit
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o San Francisco-Based Pivotal Raises $253 Million in Third Round

San Francisco -- Pivotal, the San Francisco-based developer of a platform-as-a-service that lets users update and scale applications in a private cloud, said on Thursday it has raised $253 million in its third round of funding, which will officially close later this month. New investor Ford Motor Company led the round, which also included participation from Microsoft and previous backers GE, EMC and VMware. "This investment will accelerate our global reach to bring our unique software development methodology and modern cloud platform and analytics tools to every forward-thinking CEO," said CEO Rob Mee. Pivotal, which recently reported a 56% jump in first-quarter revenue to $83 million, boasts a client list that includes GE, Ford, Verizon, Home Depot, Comcast, Humana, Lockheed Martin and Allstate.
https://pivotal.io/ 
https://pivotal.io/corporate/press-release/pivotal-announces-series-c-financing 
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o Palo Alto-Based Eonite Perception Raises $5.25 Million in Seed Funding

Palo Alto, Calif. -- Eonite Perception, a Palo Alto-based developer of 3D mapping and tracking technology focused on making machines understand the real world, said on Thursday it has raised $5.25 million in a new round of seed funding. Participants included Lightspeed Venture Partners, Signia Venture Partners, Presence Capital, The VR Fund, Rising Tide, CLI Ventures and several prominent individuals. Peter Nieh, founding partner at Lightspeed, and Rick Thompson, partner at Signia, have joined the company's board of directors as observers. Eonite Perception was founded in December by Chief Science Officer Anna Petrovskaya, CEO Youssri Helmy and CTO Peter Varvak, based on years of research by both Petrovskaya and Varvak focusing on artificial perception in robotic and consumer applications. Petrovskaya was part of the core team that built the Stanford autonomous car "Junior," which was a precursor to the Google autonomous car. "Perception has been the greatest challenge in bringing smart robots and AI applications into our world, due to lack of accuracy and reliability, among other challenges," said Helmy. "Our technology works in the real world and immediately enables new applications like inside-out head tracking for VR headsets."
http://eonite.com 
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160505005306/en/Eonite-Perception-Raises-5.25-Million-Equity-Funding 
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o San Jose-Based Intacct Secures $40 Million in Debt Financing

San Jose, Calif. -- Intacct, a San Jose-based developer of cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, said on Thursday it has secured a new $40 million debt facility with Silicon Valley Bank. The company said the financing will help give it financial flexibility and drive continued growth. "This new funding provides us with the latitude to make the best possible business decisions for our company and our customers," said CEO Robert Reid. Intacct's previous backers include Battery Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Costanoa Venture Capital, Emergence Capital, Morgan Creek Capital Management, Sigma Partners and Split Rock Partners.
http://us.intacct.com/ 
http://www.svb.com 
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/intacct-secures-40-million-in-new-financing-300263361.html
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o S.F.-Based Doctor On Demand Names Hill Ferguson as New CEO

San Francisco -- Doctor On Demand, a San Francisco-based provider of online video visits with board-certified physicians, psychologists and lactation consultants, on Thursday named former PayPal executive Hill Ferguson as its new CEO. He succeeds founding CEO Adam Jackson. "There are few people more qualified to take Doctor On Demand into its next phase of growth than Hill Ferguson," said Jackson. "Hill's outstanding track record of building companies with a customer focus is a perfect match for our team." Ferguson since 2001 had served in executive roles at PayPal, including senior vice president and chief product officer. Doctor On Demand lets patients using its app or website describe their symptoms and instantly connect to a doctor for a video visit. The service is now available to tens of millions of Americans through their employers or health plans.
http://www.doctorondemand.com/ 
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160505005760/en/Doctor-Demand-Announces-CEO-Hill-Ferguson 
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o Precision for Medicine Acquires Redwood City-Based Applied Immunology

Redwood City, Calif. -- Precision for Medicine, a Maryland-based provider of biomarker services supporting life sciences companies, said it has acquired Redwood City-based Applied Immunology, a provider of custom cell-based and immunoassay tools to drug developers. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Precision said the acquisition strengthens and expands its specialty laboratory services in cell-based and immunoassays. "The acquisition of Applied Immunology deepens our scientific expertise and moves us closer to our west coast clients, many of which are pursuing indications where an in-depth exploration of the immune system and immune response to drugs is paramount," said Chad Clark, the president of Precision for Medicine.
http://precisionformedicine.com 
http://www.appliedimmunology.com 
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/precision-for-medicine-acquires-applied-immunology-300261822.html 
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> Blue University LIVE Empowers Developers to Reimagine the IoT - May 24 - San Jose

The Bluetooth SIG invites you to Blue University LIVE, a full-day training session for those new to Bluetooth technology that will show you how to significantly cut build time and bring products to market faster than ever. You will leave this in-person training session with the knowledge and resources needed to get a project off the ground and into the hands of consumers. Industry leaders and Bluetooth experts will lead working sessions on Bluetooth Developer Studio, creating sample code, implementing code, and building mobile applications. Attendees will receive free development kits and a download of the sample project used in the presentation. The training will be held at the San Jose Marriott on Tuesday, May 24.

Those interested can learn more about the trainings at https://www.bluetooth.com/blue-u-live

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(Santa Clara, Calif.) Santa Clara-based Zang, developer of a cloud communication service that embeds voice and SMS capabilities to mobile and web apps, said it has launched "Forget Me Not," a free service that will send a pre-recorded voice message to mothers on Mother's Day. The greeting will automatically play when someone answers the phone, or will be directed by voicemail. Users receive a text message confirming the greeting was sent. The company said the service is ideal for those living in different time zones, in the military, working during Mother's Day, or are away at school.
http://www.zang.io/callmom 
http://www.avaya.com/usa/about-avaya/newsroom/news-releases/2016/pr-160504/ 

(Pleasanton, Calif.) Pleasanton-based Maddie's Fund, a family foundation created by Workday co-founder Dave Duffield and his wife Cheryl, said on Thursday it has invested $2 million in Shelterluv, a developer of operations management software for animal rescues and shelters. Mike Duffield, a board member at Maddie's Fund, said the investment will help Shelterluv "change the landscape of animal welfare operations by providing the first rescue software system built not only to improve rescue operations, but with an emphasis on adoption not seen before."
https://www.shelterluv.com/ 
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/maddies-fund-invests-2-million-in-shelterluv-300263299.html 

(Mountain View, Calif.) Mountain View-based Intuit, the developer of business and financial management software such as TurboTax and QuickBooks, has named Raul Vazquez to its board of directors. Vazquez is the CEO of financial technology company Oportun.
http://www.intuit.com/ 
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160504005242/en/Intuit-Appoints-Raul-Vazquez-Board-Directors 

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> Blue University LIVE Empowers Developers to Reimagine the IoT

The Bluetooth SIG invites you to Blue University LIVE, a full-day training session for those new to Bluetooth technology that will show you how to significantly cut build time and bring products to market faster than ever. You will leave this in-person training session with the knowledge and resources needed to get a project off the ground and into the hands of consumers. Industry leaders and Bluetooth experts will lead working sessions on Bluetooth Developer Studio, creating sample code, implementing code, and building mobile applications. Attendees will receive free development kits and a download of the sample project used in the presentation. The training will be held at the San Jose Marriott on Tuesday, May 24. Those interested can learn more about the trainings at https://www.bluetooth.com/blue-u-live
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> 11 Fatal Errors Not to Make in Your Job Search

Many well-meaning, enthusiastic job seekers unknowingly sabotage their efforts because they don't realize their strategy is full of mistakes. Fortunately, when you know which errors to avoid, you'll probably find that your stalled job search gains the forward momentum you want. If you've been trying to find a job with no success, here we share 11 common errors to avoid.
http://fairfaxcountyeda.org/bay-area-tech-wire
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Bay Area Tech Wire -- May 4

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BAY AREA TECH WIRE -- May 4, 2016
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Featured Event: Blue University LIVE Empowers Developers to Reimagine the IoT (San Jose)
https://www.bluetooth.com/blue-u-live


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Campbell-Based ChargePoint Raises $50M to Expand EV Charging Network
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San Francisco-Based ON24 Lands $25M Investment from Goldman Sachs
o San Francisco-Based Prosper Marketplace Cuts 28% of Staff
o San Jose-Based Adobe to Acquire San Francisco-Based Livefyre
o Zendesk Hires First Chief Revenue Officer, Chief Information Officer
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Blue University LIVE Empowers Developers to Reimagine the IoT
o Briefly Noted: Decker Communications, New Relic, Xactly
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Blue University LIVE Empowers Developers to Reimagine the IoT on May 24 in  San Jose
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o Campbell-Based ChargePoint Raises $50M to Expand EV Charging Network

Campbell, Calif. -- ChargePoint, the Campbell-based developer of an electric vehicle (EV) charging network, said on Wednesday it has secured an additional $50 million in a new round of funding led by Linse Capital. Previous backers Braemar Energy Ventures and Constellation Energy also participated in the round, which increased the company's total funding to more than $164 million. "[The funding] will allow us to scale to service the needs of future EV drivers and companies wishing to install EV charging in their parking lots," said CEO Pasquale Romano. ChargePoint's network includes more than 28,000 charging spots in North America. All stations are independently owned and operated, giving station owners the freedom of flexible pricing and access control. ChargePoint also on Wednesday elevated current board member Bruce Chizen, the former CEO of Adobe, to chairman.
http://www.chargepoint.com 
http://www.chargepoint.com/news/2016/0504/chargepoint-raises-50-million-to-extend-market-leadership-drive-electric-vehicles-into-mainstream/ 
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o San Francisco-Based ON24 Lands $25M Investment from Goldman Sachs

San Francisco -- ON24, the San Francisco-based developer of a webinar marketing platform, said on Wednesday it has landed a new $25 million investment from Goldman Sachs' Private Capital Investing Group. The company, which saw 70% year-over-year subscription revenue growth in 2015, said it will use the proceeds to accelerate both domestic and international expansion, as well as to bolster the capabilities of its core platform. Holger Staude, the vice president in Goldman Sachs' Private Capital Investing Group, has joined the company's board of directors. ON24's cloud-based platform lets companies deliver live and on-demand webinars for demand generation, lead qualification and customer engagement. The company currently boasts more than 1,500 customers, including IBM, CA Technologies, Merck, JPMorgan Chase, Credit Suisse and SAP.
http://www.on24.com
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/on24-closes-25-million-in-funding-from-goldman-sachs-300262164.html 
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o San Francisco-Based Prosper Marketplace Cuts 28% of Staff

San Francisco -- Struggling with a decline in loan volume, San Francisco-based Prosper Marketplace, the operator of an online marketplace that connects borrowers and investors, is cutting 28% of its staff, or about 171 jobs, The Wall Street Journal reported. The cuts include about 14% of the company's combined staff in San Francisco and Phoenix, as well as the closing of an entire office in Utah. Some of the company's top management, including Josh Tonderys, its chief risk officer, and business development executive Itzik Cohen also will depart, The Journal reported. Prosper was valued at about $1.9 billion when it raised $165 million in funding last year, but has yet to turn a profit. The company's loan volume shrunk to $973 million during the first quarter, down 12% from the prior quarter.
https://www.prosper.com 
http://www.wsj.com/articles/prosper-marketplace-to-cut-jobs-and-shuffles-executives-1462308893#:ai63M8wi7luLCA 
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o San Jose-Based Adobe to Acquire San Francisco-Based Livefyre

San Jose, Calif. -- Adobe, the San Jose-based maker of web publishing software, said it will acquire San Francisco-based Livefyre, developer of a real-time content marketing and engagement platform. Financial terms of the deal, expected to close within the next several months, were not disclosed. Adobe had been a prominent investor in the company, which in early 2015 announced $47 million in funding. Livefyre's platform is designed to give brands and publishers instant access to billions of pieces of user generated content that can be streamed in real-time to their sites, ads, emails, TV, digital billboards and apps. Clients include CNN, Coca-Cola, Cox Media Group, Dow Jones Wall Street Journal, Hallmark, Intel, Kimberly-Clark, Major League Baseball, Mashable, National Geographic, News Corp, the PGA Tour, Sears, Univision and Warner Music Group. Adobe said it will make Livefyre part of its Experience Manager product, and integrate it across its Marketing Cloud. "With this acquisition our customers will be able to unify the best social media content with branded experiences created in Adobe Creative Cloud and community-driven content in Adobe Behance and Adobe Stock," said Aseem Chandra, the vice president of Adobe Experience Manager and Adobe Target.
http://www.adobe.com 
http://web.livefyre.com/ 
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160503006866/en/Adobe-Announces-Agreement-Acquire-Livefyre 
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o Zendesk Hires First Chief Revenue Officer, Chief Information Officer

San Francisco -- Zendesk, the San Francisco-based developer of a customer service software platform, has named Bryan Cox as its inaugural chief revenue officer and Tom Keiser as its first chief information officer. The hires come just days after the company named former Salesforce executive Elena Gomez as its new CFO, succeeding Alan Black. Cox is the former senior vice president of global customer operations at VMware, and Keiser is the former chief information officer and executive vice president of global product operations at Gap. Both will play key roles as Zendesk looks to broaden its enterprise reach and expand its products beyond customer service. "Their valuable industry insight and deep enterprise experience will help us reach our goal of $1 billion in revenue in 2020," said Mikkel Svane, Zendesk's founder, chairman and CEO.
http://www.zendesk.com 
https://www.zendesk.com/company/press/zendesk-adds-chief-revenue-officer-chief-information-officer-leadership-team/ 
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> Blue University LIVE Empowers Developers to Reimagine the IoT - May 24 - San Jose

The Bluetooth SIG invites you to Blue University LIVE, a full-day training session for those new to Bluetooth technology that will show you how to significantly cut build time and bring products to market faster than ever. You will leave this in-person training session with the knowledge and resources needed to get a project off the ground and into the hands of consumers. Industry leaders and Bluetooth experts will lead working sessions on Bluetooth Developer Studio, creating sample code, implementing code, and building mobile applications. Attendees will receive free development kits and a download of the sample project used in the presentation. The training will be held at the San Jose Marriott on Tuesday, May 24.

Those interested can learn more about the trainings at https://www.bluetooth.com/blue-u-live

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(San Francisco) San Francisco-based Decker Communications, a provider of business communication training, coaching and consulting services, has named Scott Bender as its senior vice president of sales. Bender, who previously held roles with Veritiv and a division of International Paper, succeeds Terry Leem who will shift his focus to strategic partnerships and alliances.
https://decker.com/ 
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/scott-bender-joins-decker-communications-to-lead-sales-team-300262266.html 

(San Francisco) San Francisco-based New Relic, developer of a software analytics platform, has named Sohaib Abbasi and James Tolonen to its board of directors. Abbasi is the former chairman and CEO of Informatica, and Tolonen is the former CFO and senior vice president of finance and administration at Business Objects.
https://newrelic.com
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160504005641/en/Relic-Appoints-Sohaib-Abbasi-James-Tolonen-Board 

(San Jose, Calif.) San Jose-based Xactly, developer of a cloud-based incentive compensation platform designed to manage employee and sales performance, on Wednesday named Bernie Kassar as its inaugural chief customer officer. Kassar, who earlier spent two years as a senior vice president at Xactly, most recently served as the senior vice president of customer success and services at Mixpanel.
https://www.xactlycorp.com/press-releases/162488/ 

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> Blue University LIVE Empowers Developers to Reimagine the IoT

The Bluetooth SIG invites you to Blue University LIVE, a full-day training session for those new to Bluetooth technology that will show you how to significantly cut build time and bring products to market faster than ever. You will leave this in-person training session with the knowledge and resources needed to get a project off the ground and into the hands of consumers. Industry leaders and Bluetooth experts will lead working sessions on Bluetooth Developer Studio, creating sample code, implementing code, and building mobile applications. Attendees will receive free development kits and a download of the sample project used in the presentation. The training will be held at the San Jose Marriott on Tuesday, May 24. Those interested can learn more about the trainings at https://www.bluetooth.com/blue-u-live
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> 11 Fatal Errors Not to Make in Your Job Search

Many well-meaning, enthusiastic job seekers unknowingly sabotage their efforts because they don't realize their strategy is full of mistakes. Fortunately, when you know which errors to avoid, you'll probably find that your stalled job search gains the forward momentum you want. If you've been trying to find a job with no success, here we share 11 common errors to avoid.
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Bay Area Tech Wire -- May 3

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BAY AREA TECH WIRE -- May 3, 2016
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Featured Event: Blue University LIVE Empowers Developers to Reimagine the IoT (San Jose)
https://www.bluetooth.com/blue-u-live


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Palo Alto-Based Maana Raises $26 Million in Second Round
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South San Francisco's IDEAYA Biosciences Lands $46 Million in Funding
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SBA Launches Third Annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition
o Worldwide Semiconductor Sales Climb for First Time in Months
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Study: Popular Brands Among Worst Performing Websites for Mother's Day
> Blue University LIVE Empowers Developers to Reimagine the IoT
o Briefly Noted: MapD, SutroVax, Marvell Technology Group
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o Palo Alto-Based Maana Raises $26 Million in Second Round

Palo Alto, Calif. -- Maana, the Palo Alto-based developer of an analytics platform designed to let companies analyze data in multiple silos simultaneously, said on Tuesday it has raised $26 million in its second round of funding. Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures led the round, which also included participation from Shell Technology Ventures and previous backers GE Ventures, Chevron Technology Ventures, Intel Capital and Frost Data Capital. The company, which now has raised more than $40 million since its inception, will use the proceeds to expand product development activities and build its sales and marketing teams. Dhiraj Malkani, investment director at Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, and Andy Fligel, director at Intel Capital, will join the company's board. Maana's analytics platform is based on its enterprise knowledge graph, which enables distributed, high-speed computation for data mining and machine learning across all data silos and data types.
http://www.maana.io 
http://www.maana.io/company/press-release/maana-raises-26-million-series-b-strategic-investment-round-led-by-saudi-aramco-energy-ventures/ 
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o South San Francisco's IDEAYA Biosciences Lands $46 Million in Funding

South San Francisco -- IDEAYA Biosciences, an oncology-focused biotechnology startup with offices in South San Francisco and La Jolla, said on Tuesday it has landed $46 million in its first round of funding. Participants included 5AM Ventures, Canaan Partners, Celgene, WuXi Healthcare Ventures, the Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research and Alexandria Real Estate. Tim Shannon, a general partner at Canaan, has joined the company's board of directors. IDEAYA is developing personalized synthetic lethality medicines targeting DNA damage and repair, as well as immuno-oncology therapies targeting the tumor microenvironment. "The company is now capitalized to advance its research programs in synthetic lethality and immuno-oncology to clinical candidate selection and the clinic," said CEO Yujiro Hata. IDEAYA was incubated by 5AM Ventures with a seed investment prior to its first round.
http://www.ideayabio.com 
http://www.ideayabio.com/news/ 
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o SBA Launches Third Annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition

Washington, DC -- The Small Business Administration (SBA) said it has opened applications for its third annual Growth Accelerator Fund competition, which will award $3.95 million to accelerators, incubators, co-working startup communities and shared tinker-spaces. Winners will receive $50,000 each, with special consideration given to accelerators in parts of the country where there are fewer conventional sources of capital, as well as those headed by women and other under-represented groups. New to this year's competition, the SBA is partnering with several other federal agencies -- the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Education and Department of Agriculture -- to provide additional prizes to accelerators that assist entrepreneurs with submitting proposals for the Small Business Innovation (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The deadline for applications is June 3, and complete details are at the link below.
http://www.sba.gov/accelerators
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o Worldwide Semiconductor Sales Climb for First Time in Months

Washington, DC -- For the first time in five months, worldwide sales of semiconductors increased in March, according to a new report from the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). Sales reached $26.1 billion for the month, up 0.3% from the prior month. Still, first-quarter sales were down 5.5% from the previous quarter and 5.8% from the same quarter in 2015. Despite the uptick in March, John Neuffer, president and CEO of the SIA, said that "soft demand, market cyclicality and macroeconomic conditions continue to impede more robust growth." Sales in the Americas showed the sharpest decline of any region during the first quarter.
http://www.semiconductors.org/news/2016/05/02/global_sales_report
_2015/global_semiconductor_sales_increase_slightly_in_march/ 
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o Study: Popular Brands Among Worst Performing Websites for Mother's Day

Mountain View, Calif. -- Some of the most popular websites for people preparing for Mother's Day -- including Hershey's, Teleflora and Massage Envy -- also are among the worst performing, according to a new study by Mountain View-based performance analytics company SOASTA. The company evaluated the online performance of sites shoppers are most likely to visit when buying gifts for their moms, including chocolate brands, flower stores, lingerie lines, photo books, spas and hair salons, greeting card stores and jewelry lines. Sites were evaluated on factors such as speed and bounce rate, then benchmarked against performance data from other high-traffic websites. The top performing sites included Perfume.com, Hallmark.com and Fragranceshop.com, while the worst performing included Teleflora.com, 123greetings.com and ThingsRemembered.com. The complete top 10 best and worst lists are available at the link below.
https://www.soasta.com/press-releases/soasta-hersheys-teleflora-and-massage-envy-among-worst-performing-websites-for-mothers-day/ 
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> Blue University LIVE Empowers Developers to Reimagine the IoT - May 24 - San Jose

The Bluetooth SIG invites you to Blue University LIVE, a full-day training session for those new to Bluetooth technology that will show you how to significantly cut build time and bring products to market faster than ever. You will leave this in-person training session with the knowledge and resources needed to get a project off the ground and into the hands of consumers. Industry leaders and Bluetooth experts will lead working sessions on Bluetooth Developer Studio, creating sample code, implementing code, and building mobile applications. Attendees will receive free development kits and a download of the sample project used in the presentation. The training will be held at the San Jose Marriott on Tuesday, May 24.

Those interested can learn more about the trainings at https://www.bluetooth.com/blue-u-live

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(San Francisco) Fresh off its recent $10 million round of funding, San Francisco-based MapD, developer of a database and visualization platform for interactive data analytics, on Tuesday named Jonathan Symonds as its vice president of marketing. Symonds most recently served as the senior director of strategic marketing at Ayasdi, and previously was the executive vice president of marketing at Ace Metrix and vice president of strategic marketing at 2Wire.
http://www.mapd.com/ 
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mapd-appoints-jonathan-symonds-as-vice-president-of-marketing-300261612.html 

(South San Francisco) South San Francisco-based SutroVax, a biopharmaceutical firm developing vaccines to prevent deadly infectious diseases, on Tuesday named Paul Sauer as its vice president of process development and manufacturing. Sauer most recently was the vice president of process sciences and manufacturing at Igenica Biotherapeutics.
http://sutrovax.com/2016/05/03/sutrovax-announces-appointment-of-paul-sauer-as-vice-president-process-development-manufacturing/ 

(Santa Clara, Calif.) Santa Clara-based Marvell Technology Group, a febless semiconductor company that ships more than 1 billion chips a year, has named Richard Hill as its new chairman. Hill has served as the chairman of Tessera Technologies since 2013.
http://investor.marvell.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=120802&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2163960 

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> Blue University LIVE Empowers Developers to Reimagine the IoT

The Bluetooth SIG invites you to Blue University LIVE, a full-day training session for those new to Bluetooth technology that will show you how to significantly cut build time and bring products to market faster than ever. You will leave this in-person training session with the knowledge and resources needed to get a project off the ground and into the hands of consumers. Industry leaders and Bluetooth experts will lead working sessions on Bluetooth Developer Studio, creating sample code, implementing code, and building mobile applications. Attendees will receive free development kits and a download of the sample project used in the presentation. The training will be held at the San Jose Marriott on Tuesday, May 24. Those interested can learn more about the trainings at https://www.bluetooth.com/blue-u-live
_____________________________________________

> 11 Fatal Errors Not to Make in Your Job Search

Many well-meaning, enthusiastic job seekers unknowingly sabotage their efforts because they don't realize their strategy is full of mistakes. Fortunately, when you know which errors to avoid, you'll probably find that your stalled job search gains the forward momentum you want. If you've been trying to find a job with no success, here we share 11 common errors to avoid.
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Monday, May 2, 2016

Bay Area Tech Wire -- May 2

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BAY AREA TECH WIRE -- May 2, 2016
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Redwood Shores-Based Oracle to Acquire Opower for $532 Million
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S.F.-Based Varo Money Raising $27M, Led by Warburg Pincus
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San Francisco-based Thoma Bravo Completes Sale of InfoVista
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San Francisco-Based Zendesk Names Elena Gomez as New CFO
> 11 Fatal Errors Not to Make in Your Job Search
o Briefly Noted: Guardian Analytics, StubHub, Gigamon
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o Redwood Shores-Based Oracle to Acquire Opower for $532 Million

Redwood Shores, Calif. -- Oracle, the Redwood Shores-based database software giant, said on Monday it will pay $532 million to acquire Virginia-based Opower, a developer of home energy management software for the utility industry. The deal, expected to close later this year, includes $10.30 a share in cash. With the acquisition, Oracle said it will become the largest provider of cloud services to utilities. "The combination will provide the industry with the most modern, complete cloud applications for the entire utility value chain, from meter to grid to end-customers," said Dan Yates, the co-founder and CEO of Opower. Opower's services are used by more than 100 global utilities, such as PG&E, Exelon and National Grid. The company's big data platform stores and analyzes over 600 billion meter reads from 60 million utility customers. The news comes eight months after Opower opened a new, larger office in San Francisco. The SoMa office is 34,000 square feet, about 10,000 square feet larger than the company's previous location, which it opened in 2012.
http://www.oracle.com/opower 
https://opower.com/news-and-press/oracle-buys-opower/ 
https://www.oracle.com/corporate/pressrelease/oracle-buys-opower-050216.html 
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o S.F.-Based Varo Money Raising $27M, Led by Warburg Pincus

San Francisco -- Varo Money, a mobile-only banking start-up based in San Francisco, said on Monday that private equity firm Warburg Pincus will lead a new funding round in the company that will total more than $27 million. Identities of the other investors were not disclosed. Varo will offer debit card, deposit and lending products through a mobile app, which will give users access to an around-the-clock digital financial coach. The goal, said the company, is to provide customers with tools to help them develop positive spending, borrowing and savings habits and achieve better financial outcomes. Varo's products will be provided through a sponsor bank. The company is led by co-founder Colin Walsh, who previously served as CEO of the U.K. for American Express, as well as executive vice president of European cards. He also has held senior roles at Lloyds Banking Group.
http://www.varomoney.com 
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/varo-announces-investment-by-warburg-pincus-300260573.html 
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o San Francisco-based Thoma Bravo Completes Sale of InfoVista

San Francisco -- Thoma Bravo, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, said on Monday is has completed the sale of InfoVista, a Paris-based developer of network performance software, to London-based Apax Partners. Financial terms of the deal, first announced in March, were not disclosed. Thoma Bravo acquired InfoVista in 2012 through a "take-private" acquisition on the Euronext exchange, "It serves as the culmination of a complex take-private transaction on a European exchange, the execution of two major acquisitions and a deep partnership with management to accelerate the company's organic growth," said Robert Sayle, a partner at Thoma Bravo.
http://www.thomabravo.com 
http://www.infovista.com 
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160502005426/en/Thoma-Bravo-Completes-Sale-InfoVista-Apax-Partners
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o San Francisco-Based Zendesk Names Elena Gomez as New CFO

San Francisco -- Zendesk, the San Francisco-based provider of a customer service software platform, on Monday named former Salesforce executive Elena Gomez as its new CFO. She replaces Alan Black, who announced plans to step down in December after serving in the role since 2011. Gomez most recently served as the senior vice president of finance and strategy at Salesforce, where she spent the past five years. "Her experience in managing growth across enterprise sales and multiple products will serve us well as we seek to become a $1 billion revenue company in 2020," said founder, chairman and CEO Mikkel Svane.
http://www.zendesk.com
https://www.zendesk.com/company/press/#in-the-press 
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11 Fatal Errors Not to Make in Your Job Search

Many well-meaning, enthusiastic job seekers unknowingly sabotage their efforts because they don't realize their strategy is full of mistakes. Fortunately, when you know which errors to avoid, you'll probably find that your stalled job search gains the forward momentum you want. If you've been trying to find a job with no success, here we share 11 common errors to avoid.

http://fairfaxcountyeda.org/bay-area-tech-wire

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(Mountain View, Calif.) Mountain View-based Guardian Analytics, a developer of behavioral analytics and machine learning tools for preventing banking fraud, on Monday named Stephen Walsh as its vice president of global sales. Walsh most recently led Oracle's Master Data Management, Application Security & Financial Controls sales teams in North America.
http://www.guardiananalytics.com/newsandevents/press_05022016.php 

(San Francisco) San Francisco-based online ticket marketplace StubHub on Monday named Perkins Miller as its general manager of North America. Miller most recently served as the chief digital officer and head of media operations at NFL Media, and previously was the executive vice president of digital media at WWE.
http://www.stubhub.com
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160502005316/en/Perkins-Miller-Joins-StubHub-General-Manager-North 

(Santa Clara, Calif.) Santa Clara-based Gigamon, a developer of traffic visibility networking tools, on Monday named Fred Studer as its chief marketing officer (CMO). Studer most recently served as the CMO of NetSuite, and earlier held a variety of leadership positions at Microsoft.
http://investor.gigamon.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=251476&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2163739 

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_____________________________________________

> 11 Fatal Errors Not to Make in Your Job Search

Many well-meaning, enthusiastic job seekers unknowingly sabotage their efforts because they don't realize their strategy is full of mistakes. Fortunately, when you know which errors to avoid, you'll probably find that your stalled job search gains the forward momentum you want. If you've been trying to find a job with no success, here we share 11 common errors to avoid.
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