Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Bay Area Tech Wire -- Sept. 16

BAY AREA TECH WIRE -- Sept. 16, 2014
Mid Atlantic Marketing Summit - Sept. 19, 2014 

o San Francisco-Based Docker Raises $40 Million in Third Round
MegaChips Technology Acquires Products from STMicroelectronics
Startup Institute Raises $3 Million from Silicon Valley Bank
Survey: CEOs Predict Decrease in Sales, Investment and Hiring
Federal Agencies to Roll Out Connect.gov Security Tool
> Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit Baltimore - Sept. 19, 2014
Briefly Noted: Emergence Capital Partners, LiveHive,
SBA - Spanish Entrepreneurs, RiskIQ


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--Senior Manager, External Reporting - Mode Media,
Brisbane CA
--CyberMaryland 2014 Conference – Oct. 29-30
--Interop New York - Attend NY's Biggest IT Event - Sept. 29-Oct. 3
--Lease SoMa. Live Mosso.
Senior Analyst - Consumer Services US
--Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit Baltimore - Sept. 19, 2014
--Human Services Agency IT Director - City and County of San Francisco
--5th Annual Billington Cybersecurity Conference - $150 off Use Code "Techwire"
--EnMasse Design - Bay Area Product Design Studio

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o San Francisco-Based Docker Raises $40 Million in Third Round

San Francisco -- Docker, the San Francisco-based company behind the Docker open source platform for building and running distributed applications, said on Tuesday it has raised $40 million in its third round of funding, led by Sequoia. Previous backers Benchmark, Greylock Partners, Insight Ventures, Trinity Ventures and Jerry Yang also participated in the round, which the company will use to drive adoption of its platform and expand its ecosystem of application developers, system administrators, platform providers and technology partners. Bill Coughran, who joined Sequoia after eight years as a senior vice president of engineering at Google, will represent Sequoia on the Docker board. Launched in early 2013, Docker is an open platform that enables any application to be created and run as a collection of containers that work across virtually any infrastructure. The platform has been downloaded more than 21 million times, and is used by companies such as eBay, Baidu, Yelp, Spotify, Yandex and Cambridge HealthCare.

o MegaChips Technology Acquires Products from STMicroelectronics

San Jose, Calif. -- MegaChips Technology America, a San Jose-based developer of logic and other system products, said on Tuesday it has acquired nine smart connectivity products from STMicroelectronics. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. ST last year decided to discontinue the products, which are based on its DisplayPort technology. "MegaChips America has been actively developing products that enable high-speed communications to bring multimedia to the home and the smart connectivity products based on DisplayPort technology will enable that content to be easily shared and played on a variety of systems," said Koichi Akeyama, the company's president. A number of ST's employees engaged in related product development and marketing also have joined MegaChips.

o Startup Institute Raises $3 Million from Silicon Valley Bank

Santa Clara, Calif. -- Startup Institute, a Boston-based career accelerator geared toward cultivating "startup-savvy talent," on Tuesday announced a partnership with Silicon Valley Bank and an investment by SVB of $3 million to support its expansion of offices and programs. "The partnership will help high-growth companies in the innovation sector find qualified candidates to scale their businesses," Startup Institute said in an announcement. Startup Institute launched in 2012 to help startups find employees who could help their companies grow. According to a recent survey by Silicon Valley Bank, while 77% of innovation companies reported plans to hire in 2014, 91% said it is "extremely or somewhat challenging" to find workers with the skills they need.

o Survey: CEOs Predict Decrease in Sales, Investment and Hiring

Washington, DC -- U.S. CEOs are expecting a moderate decline in sales, capital expenditures and hiring over the next six months, according to a new survey by the DC-based Business Roundtable. The organization's Q3 CEO Economic Outlook Index decreased to 86.4 from 95.4 in the previous quarter, with expectations for 2014 GDP growth remaining roughly the same at 2.4%. "While some U.S. economic indicators are improving moderately, the results from our survey of CEOs seem to reflect an underperforming U.S. economy held back by policy uncertainty and growing conflicts around the world," said Randall Stephenson, chairman of the Business Roundtable and CEO of AT&T. Complete survey results are available at the link below.

o Federal Agencies to Roll Out Connect.gov Security Tool

Washington, DC -- A new login screen, called Connect.gov, will soon give citizens an extra layer of security when they log onto secured federal forms and websites, Nextgov reported. The tool, which will validate credentials from approved ID providers, such as Google, will launch with a handful of federal agencies, including the Department of Veterans Affairs. If all goes well, several other agencies are expected to join the system in the next 18-24 months.


Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit Baltimore - Sept. 19, 2014

Leading marketers, technologists and agency professionals from throughout the region come together at this annual event to discuss major marketing, social, digital and advertising trends, along with dozens of case studies, presentations and keynotes. Now in its third year and co-produced by Potomac Tech Wire, this summit is becoming a "must attend" event for the region's marketing community. For more information: www.mamsummit.com


o Briefly Noted:

(San Mateo, Calif.) San Mateo-based Emergence Capital Partners, a venture capital firm focused on early and growth-stage enterprise cloud companies, said on Tuesday it has promoted Santiago Subotovsky to partner. Subotovsky has led the firm's investments in Civitas Learning and Top Hat. The firm also promoted Joe Floyd to principal, and hired Jake Saper as senior associate, John Chen as associate and Julia Mailander as marketing manager.

(San Jose, Calif.) San Jose-based LiveHive, developer of a cloud-based sales engagement platform, has named Micheline Nijmeh as its CMO. Nijmeh most recently served as the senior director of integrated marketing at Silver Spring Networks, and previously spent four years at Salesforce.com.

(Washington, DC) The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) said it has launched a new online course aimed at helping entrepreneurs who speak Spanish. The free course, called "Young Entrepreneurs: An Essential Guide to Starting Your Own Business" ("Jóvenes Emprendedores"), gives an overview of basic business principles and introduces resources available from the SBA. The SBA and GobiernoUSA.gov will host a live Hangout on Sept. 25 to chat about the course and entrepreneurship.

(San Francisco) San Francisco-based RiskIQ, a developer of technology that analyzes web and mobile assets to detect malware, fraud and brand infringements, on Tuesday named Mike Travis as its vice president of sales for the eastern U.S. region. Travis most recently served as sales director at TIBCO Software.

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> Senior Manager, External Reporting - Mode Media, Brisbane CA

Mode Media is a leading vertical social media company with the largest online global reach in lifestyle and among the top 10 of the Wall Street Journal’s annual ranking of the top 50 U.S. venture-backed companies. The Sr. Manager, External Reporting has primary responsibility for all external reporting and compliance. This includes SEC reporting as well as all other regulatory agencies. This position will also act as coordination of any requirements globally. This person will work with the Corporate Accounting Group to provide assistance with the Company’s audit requirements and management of the public accounting firm (E&Y) during the quarterly and annual review/audit process. The manager helps build and maintain a “World Class” accounting and operations service and support organization. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA required. 10 years’ experience, with at least 5 years of experience at public accounting firm, Big 4 preferred and 2 yrs experience as SEC reporting manager. Strong project management, leadership, relationship development and people management skills. Results orientation with an ability to manage the overall project, collaborate with different individuals across the organization and at target companies. To Apply: https://hire.jobvite.com/j?aj=o8CsZfwV&s=Bay_Area_Tech_Wire

> CyberMaryland 2014 Conference – Oct. 29-30 - Baltimore Convention Center

Collaborate, Educate and Innovate at the fourth annual CyberMaryland 2014 Conference October 29-30th at the Baltimore Convention Center, One W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. A two-day event of entrepreneurs, investors, academics, students, enterprises and government officials from across the nation and globe will convene in Maryland—the nation’s epicenter for cybersecurity. Network with nationally known speakers and entrepreneurs, join flash talks and pitch forums, attend sessions on commercialization and product ventures and Job Fair. Registration also includes National Cyber Security Hall of Fame Awards Dinner and MaryLand of Opportunity Night. Please visit www.cybermaryland.org Send inquiries to liz@fbcinc.com or (800) 878-2940

> Interop New York - Attend NY's Biggest IT Event - Sept. 29-Oct. 3

Interop is the leading independent technology conference and expo designed to inform and inspire the world’s IT community. Featured conference topics include IT Management & Career Development, Software-Defined Networking & Data Centers, Enterprise Mobility, DevOps, Cloud Computing, Security and more. Attend Interop New York, September 29-October 3, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Special Offer for New England Tech Wire Subscribers: Save $200 off Conference Passes or get a FREE Expo Pass! Register today. http://www.interop.com/newyork/?_mc=AD_NE_LE_INY_NETW Send inquiries to ally.thorndike@ubm.com

> Lease SoMa. Live Mosso.

Between Mid-Market and Tech Gulch, Mosso is a vibrant apartment community in San Francisco’s new heart of innovation. Mosso is LEED certified, smoke free, and pet friendly, featuring its own lobby lounge, storage units and dog/bike wash. With Mosso’s uniquely urban amenities and inspired modern architecture, residents can live life to their individual beat. Pre-lease your apt at 5th and Folsom in the heart of SoMa today! MossoSF.com


> Senior Analyst - Consumer Services US

Current Analysis is seeking to recruit a Senior Analyst to join the Consumer Services US team contributing to Current Analysis' existing capabilities and coverage in the US mobile, fixed and converged providers of consumer’s services. The ideal candidate will have exceptional knowledge of the key US wireless players, service portfolios and strategies, with strong knowledge in the following areas: Mobile data, WiFi calling, carrier-OTT partnerships, the MVNO competitive landscape and emerging innovation in the areas of carrier-branded VAS. Qualified candidates should have relevant market knowledge as well as a proven ability to analyze companies their services portfolios and corporate marketing positions. 5+ years professional experience as an analyst, technical writer, journalist, marketing or product management in IT, telecoms or related fields. Experience in tracking and analyzing Consumer Services in the US. Proven written, verbal and interpersonal skills in English required. Proven public event and/or sales presentation experience. Effective prioritization and time management skills. Able to work independently from home office and travel moderately within the US. Bachelor’s Degree required. Current Analysis offers competitive compensation packages and benefits including medical, dental, vision and 401(k). We are an Equal Employment Opportunity organization. To learn more about Current Analysis, please visit us at www.currentanalysis.com Send resumes to ieppolito@currentanalysis.com

> Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit Baltimore - Sept. 19, 2014

Leading marketers, technologists and agency professionals from throughout the region come together at this annual event to discuss major marketing, social, digital and advertising trends, along with dozens of case studies, presentations and keynotes. Now in its third year and co-produced by Potomac Tech Wire, this summit is becoming a "must attend" event for the region's marketing community. For more information: www.mamsummit.com


> Human Services Agency IT Director - City and County of San Francisco

Seeking dynamic leader to manage $22.5 million division budget and staff of 75. An exciting civil service career opportunity to match system management expertise to improve client’s quality of life and customer experience through technology. Bachelor’s degree plus 7 years of increasingly responsible experience with at least 3 years of management experience is required. Salary range up to $174,382 plus outstanding benefits and retirement. Detailed brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com Confidential inquires welcomed to Robert Burg at (916) 630-4900. Apply online at http://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=PBT&R2=0942&R3=063112

> $150 Discount for 5th Annual Billington Cybersecurity Summit - Sept. 16, 2014
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Take advantage of an incredible opportunity to network with top thought leaders in cybersecurity. Hear directly from Admiral Michael Rogers, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command, Director, NSA/ Chief Central Security Service, Dr. Phyllis Schneck, the Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity, DHS; Michael Daniel, Cybersecurity Coordinator, White House and Ted Schlein, General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and over 25 other top cybersecurity experts from the FBI, DoD, DARPA, NIST, Goldman Sachs, Pfizer, AETNA, Johns Hopkins University, AT&T, etc. To register go to www.billingtoncybersecurity.com/2014summit For a $150 discount to the event, use discount code "TECHWIRE".


> EnMasse Design - Bay Area Product Design Studio

Founded in 2002, EnMasse Design is a design studio specializing in industrial design, mechanical engineering, product development and user interface design. We have experience in designing a range of products from small hand held devices to large systems. We're located in Mountain View. Industrial design / innovation / mechanical engineering / user interface design / human factors and ergonomics / injection molding / snap fits / sheetmetal / castings / machined components / formed plastics / class A surfaces / Solidworks / mechanisms / GD&T / system engineering / Dfx / analyses / electrical engineering/Medical / biotech / consumer / telecom / industrial. Send inquires to Jeff Gamelsky, Principal; jeff@enmassedesign.com; www.enmassedesign.com Phone:(650)303-1782

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