Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bay Area Tech Wire -- Oct. 29

BAY AREA TECH WIRE -- Oct. 29, 2014
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San Francisco-Based Strava Raises $18.5 Million in New Funding
S.F.-Based Krimmeni Technologies Raises $11.7 Million in First Round
Sunnyvale-Based SiTime to Be Acquired by MegaChips for $200 Million
FTC Alleges That AT&T Reduced Speeds of Unlimited Data Customers
S.F.-Based Uber Gets Nod to Continue Operating in Washington, DC
Briefly Noted: DocuSign, SeeChange Health, Intertrust Technologies


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o San Francisco-Based Strava Raises $18.5 Million in New Funding

San Francisco -- Strava, the San Francisco-based developer of an online network connecting athletes, said on Wednesday it has landed $18.5 million in a new round of funding, led by Sequoia. Previous backers Sigma West and Madrone Capital Partners also participated in the round, which the company will use to expand its service globally. Strava currently connects athletes in 11 languages across 23 different sports, with approximately 3 million activities tracked and shared by the company's community each week. "Since day one we have focused on building a network that serves to motivate and entertain the world's athletes," said Mark Gainey, co-founder and CEO at Strava. "With Sequoia joining our team, we are better positioned to execute our mission and strengthen Strava's leadership in digital sports." 

o S.F.-Based Krimmeni Technologies Raises $11.7 Million in First Round

San Francisco -- Krimmeni Technologies (Kt), a San Francisco-based cybersecurity startup developing communication technologies for cloud-based data centers, said on Wednesday it has raised $11.7 million in its first round of funding. Third Point Ventures and Pelion Venture Partners co-led the round, which the company will use to accelerate the development of new products, as well as expand its marketing, sales and research and development activities. The company, which now has raised $12.9 million, said its technology combines hardware and software to help protect cloud-based data centers against sophisticated attacks. Robert Schwartz, managing partner at Third Point Ventures, and Carl Ledbetter, managing director at Pelion, will join the company's board of directors. 

o Sunnyvale-Based SiTime to Be Acquired by MegaChips for $200 Million

Sunnyvale, Calif. -- SiTime, a Sunnyvale-based developer of MEMS and analog semiconductors, said it will be acquired by Japan's MegaChips for $200 million in cash. The deal is expected to close next month, with SiTime retaining its name and operating as a unit of MegaChips. The acquisition will combine two companies providing semiconductor products for the fast-growing wearables, mobile and Internet of Things markets. "Through the acquisition of SiTime, MegaChips becomes a leader in MEMS," said CEO Akira Takata. "SiTime will help us expand our portfolio and diversify our customer base." 

o FTC Alleges That AT&T Reduced Speeds of Unlimited Data Customers

San Francisco -- The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is alleging that wireless giant AT&T Mobility has misled millions of its smartphone customers by charging them for "unlimited" data plans while reducing their data speeds, in some cases by nearly 90%. In a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco, the FTC said that AT&T failed to disclose that when customers reach a certain amount of data use in a billing cycle, the company reduces their data speeds to the point where tasks like web browsing and GPS navigation become difficult if not impossible. The FTC said AT&T has throttled at least 3.5 million unique customers a total of more than 25 million times. "AT&T promised its customers 'unlimited' data, and in many instances, it has failed to deliver on that promise," said FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez. "The issue here is simple: 'unlimited' means unlimited." 

o S.F.-Based Uber Gets Nod to Continue Operating in Washington, DC

San Francisco -- The Washington, DC Council on Tuesday passed first-of-its-kind ridesharing legislation -- known as the Vehicle-for-Hire Innovation Act -- that clears a path for San Francisco-based Uber to continue operating its uberX service in the city. The legislation mandates, among other things, strict background checks and insurance requirements, and also prevents rideshare companies from picking up passengers who hail them on the street. "From the beginning, Uber has required extensive background checks, vehicle inspections and top quality insurance coverage," the company wrote in a blog post. "This legislation affirms that responsibility." 

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(San Francisco) San Francisco-based DocuSign, developer of an electronic signature platform, on Wednesday named Eric Johnson as its chief information officer (CIO). Johnson is the former senior vice president and CIO of Informatica. 

(San Francisco) San Francisco-based SeeChange Health, developer of a platform that offers rewards for users who improve their healthy behavior, on Wednesday named Bryce Williams as its new president and CEO. Williams, most recently the managing director of Towers Watson's Exchange Solutions business, succeeds company founder Martin Watson. 

(Sunnyvale, Calif.) Sunnyvale-based Intertrust Technologies, a developer of technologies for trusted computing among global corporations, on Wednesday named Robert Tarjan as its chief scientist. Tarjan is a professor of computer science at Princeton University, and previously served as the company’s chief scientist from 1997-2002.

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> IT Services Department Manager, Turlock Irrigation District

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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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