Thursday, September 25, 2014

Bay Area Tech Wire -- Sept. 25

BAY AREA TECH WIRE -- Sept. 25, 2014
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o Cupertino-Based Numerify Raises $15 Million in Second Round
San Francisco-Based Taulia Adds $13 Million to Fourth Round
Pleasanton-Based Blackhawk Network to Acquire Parago
o San Francisco-Based Tradeshift Announces Major European Expansion
Axon Dx Lands Investment from Menlo Park-Based SRI International
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o Cupertino-Based Numerify Raises $15 Million in Second Round

Cupertino, Calif. -- Numerify, a Cupertino-based developer of IT business analytics applications, said it has raised $15 million in its second round of funding, led by Sequoia Capital. Previous backer Lightspeed Venture Partners also participated in the round, which increased the company's total funding to more than $23 million since its inception. Doug Leone, a partner at Sequoia Capital, will join the company's board of directors. Following its product launch in April, Numerify now counts Netflix, the University of San Francisco, Incomm and Spansion among its clients. 

o San Francisco-Based Taulia Adds $13 Million to Fourth Round

San Francisco -- Just two months after announcing a large, new round of funding, San Francisco-based Taulia, a developer of web-based software designed to help clients optimize their financial supply chain and payment terms with suppliers, said on Thursday it has added another $13 million to cap its fourth round at $40 million. New international investors included BBVA Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Spain's BBVA Group, and EDBI, the investment arm of Singapore's Economic Development Board. QuestMark Partners led the initial $27 million tranche, announced in July. The company now has raised $70 million since its inception in 2009. Taulia provides supplier financing through cloud-based invoice, payment and dynamic discounting tools. Clients include Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Pfizer, Pacific Gas & Electric and Hallmark. 

o Pleasanton-Based Blackhawk Network to Acquire Parago

Pleasanton, Calif. -- Blackhawk Network, the Pleasanton-based developer of a prepaid and payments network, said on Thursday it will pay $290 million in cash to acquire Dallas-based Parago, a developer of technology that delivers rewards through consumer, sales channel and employee programs. The deal is expected to close by the end of October. "Adding Parago into our portfolio is a significant step forward for Blackhawk's expansion plans in the large but fragmented incentives market," said Blackhawk CEO Bill Tauscher. Parago will operate as a unit of Blackhawk and remain headquartered in Dallas. Juli Spottiswood of Parago will lead Blackhawk's incentive business. 

o San Francisco-Based Tradeshift Announces Major European Expansion

San Francisco -- Seven months after landing $75 million in funding, San Francisco-based Tradeshift, developer of a business transaction and collaboration platform, said on Thursday it has opened new offices in France, Germany and Japan, and named Charles Royon as its vice president of EMEA. The company also announced Fred Macaraeg as its managing director in Japan and Aki Okubo as the president of Tradeshift Japan. The company announced its presence in China earlier this year. Tradeshift, which connects more than 500,000 companies with their supply chains to facilitate business transactions, in February landed $75 million in its third round of funding from Singapore’s Scentan Ventures. 

o Axon Dx Lands Investment from Menlo Park-Based SRI International

Menlo Park, Calif. -- Axon Dx, a unit of Virginia-based Axon Connected developing a scanning instrument for minimally invasive cancer and rare cell detection, said it has landed a new investment from Menlo Park-based nonprofit research institute SRI International. Financial terms of the deal, which also includes a non-exclusive license to certain SRI patents related to cancer diagnostics, were not disclosed. Kent Murphy, the president and CEO of Axon Dx, said the deal was born out of a collaboration between the two companies that began in 2012. 

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(Santa Clara, Calif.) Santa Clara-based Citrix, the large provider of virtualization, mobility management, networking and cloud services, said on Thursday that it will open its new 170,000 square-foot office in Raleigh, N.C. on Oct. 9. Approximately 600 employees will be working from the facility. 

(San Francisco) San Francisco-based NerdWallet, developer of an online service designed to help consumers make better financial decisions, on Thursday named Bhaskar Ghosh as its vice president of engineering and operations. Ghosh most recently was the senior director of engineering and business operations at LinkedIn. (PDF)

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> 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 Send resumes to

> 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 Confidential inquires welcomed to Robert Burg at (916) 630-4900. Apply online at

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