Monday, October 27, 2014

Bay Area Tech Wire -- Oct. 27

BAY AREA TECH WIRE -- Oct. 27, 2014
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San Francisco-Based IMatchative Raises $20 Million in Second Round
S.F.-Based Industry Ventures Co-Leads $20M Round for Harvest Power
Redwood City-Based Merchant e-Solutions Names Tom Bell as CEO
Menlo Park-Based RenovoRx Names Shaun Bagai as CEO
Study: 78% of U.S. Mobile Apps Produced Outside of Silicon Valley
Briefly Noted: Doxee, GlobalLogic


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o San Francisco-Based IMatchative Raises $20 Million in Second Round

San Francisco -- IMatchative, the San Francisco-based developer of a big data platform designed to help investors select the right hedge funds, said on Monday it has raised $20 million in its second round of funding. Investors included Wells Fargo, billionaire Carlos Slim, TPG Capital founding partner David Bonderman and Whitebox CEO Andy Redleaf, among others. IMatchative is the developer of AltX, a marketplace designed to match potential investors with the funds that best suit their investing style and risk tolerance. 

o S.F.-Based Industry Ventures Co-Leads $20M Round for Harvest Power

San Francisco -- Industry Ventures, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm, has co-led a new $20 million round of funding for Massachusetts-based clean-energy startup Harvest Power, a company that extracts renewable energy, soil and fertilizer from organic materials. True North Venture Partners and Generation Investment Management also co-led the round, which the company will use to accelerate development of its anaerobic digestion technologies, as well as grow its bulk and consumer organics businesses. Founded in 2008, Harvest allows communities to produce low-cost renewable energy and other products from organic waste materials. 

o Redwood City-Based Merchant e-Solutions Names Tom Bell as CEO

Redwood City, Calif. -- Merchant e-Solutions, a Redwood City-based provider of payment processing services, on Monday named Tom Bell as its CEO. Bell was most recently a managing partner at Capellas Partners, and previously served as the CEO of Bank of America Merchant Services and executive vice president of strategy and business development at First Data. He earlier spent 25 years at Accenture. Merchant e-Solutions processes more than $14 billion worth of credit card transactions annually for more than 70,000 merchants. 

o Menlo Park-Based RenovoRx Names Shaun Bagai as CEO

Menlo Park, Calif. -- RenovoRx, a Menlo Park-based developer of technology for the isolation of blood flow and delivery of fluids to selected sites in the vascular system, has named Shaun Bagai as its CEO. Bagai, who has been with the company since June, previously led global market development at HeartFlow. In his new role, he will prepare the company for the launch of its product, known as RenovoCath RC120. 

o Study: 78% of U.S. Mobile Apps Produced Outside of Silicon Valley

Some 78% of U.S. mobile app developers are located outside of Silicon Valley, with a quarter of all apps emanating from the Northeast, according to a new report from app industry association ACT. The report also found that more than three-quarters of the highest grossing apps are produced by startups and small companies, with particular dominance in areas such as education (90%), productivity (88%), health (88%) and business (85%). All told, the mobile app economy is expected to generate $87 billion in revenue this year -- a figure expected to jump to $151 billion by 2017. The complete report is available at the link below. (PDF)

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(San Jose, Calif.) Doxee, an Italy-based developer of customer communications management and document output production tools, with U.S. headquarters in San Jose, on Monday named Ron Friedman as its chief sales and marketing officer. Friedman most recently served as the COO of Compart AG, and previously was the president and COO of Group 1 Software/Doc1. 

(San Jose, Calif.) San Jose-based GlobalLogic, a provider of technology product development services, on Monday named Gurdeep Grewal as its senior vice president and general manager of Europe. Grewal most recently served as the head of Zensar's European operations, and previously held leadership roles at iGate, Logica, HP, Unisys and ICL/Fujitsu.

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> IT Services Department Manager, Turlock Irrigation District

Nestled between the awe-inspiring Sierra Nevada and the greater Bay Area, the Chief Financial Officer for the Turlock Irrigation District (TID) is conducting a national search to find an experienced Information Technology Services Department Manager. Ideal candidates will be highly skilled technology professionals. The successful candidate must have a proven and verifiable track record with providing technology solutions for leveraging existing systems and transitioning TID to a more integrated, contemporary, state-of-the-art technology organization with significantly improved technology applications to support all aspects of the public utilities administrative (finance, personnel, customer billing, and customer service) and operational needs. A Bachelor’s degree and at least ten (10) years of progressive experience with at least three (3) years of management experience required. Salary to $151,434. Interested candidate should email their resume and compelling cover letter to This position is open until filled; First review of resumes will begin 12/5/14. Detailed brochure available at Confidential inquires to Robert Burg at 916/630-4900.

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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:

> 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 Send inquiries to or (800) 878-2940

> 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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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;; Phone:(650)303-1782

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