Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Bay Area Tech Wire -- Dec. 16

BAY AREA TECH WIRE -- Dec. 16, 2014
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San Francisco-Based Adyen Raises $250 Million in New Funding Round
Palo Alto's Piccing Raises $3.6 Million, Launches Platform Globally
S.F.-Based Thoma Bravo Completes $2.4 Billion Deal for Compuware
San Francisco-Based Healthline Acquires DiabetesMine
VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies Lands New Round of Funding
Briefly Noted: ThreatStream, Lending Club, Synopsys


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--Chief Information Officer - Washoe County, Nevada
IT Services Department Manager, Turlock Irrigation District
--Senior Manager, External Reporting - Mode Media, Brisbane CA
Senior Analyst - Consumer Services US
--Human Services Agency IT Director - City and County of San Francisco
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o San Francisco-Based Adyen Raises $250 Million in New Funding Round

San Francisco -- Adyen, a developer of payments technology with dual headquarters in San Francisco and Amsterdam, said on Tuesday it has raised $250 million in a new round of funding, led by General Atlantic. Temasek, Index Ventures and Felicis Ventures also took part in the round, which the company will use to fuel global adoption of its platform, particularly in the North American and Asia Pacific markets, as well as to bolster product development. Adyen's technology gives businesses the ability to accept nearly any type of payment, anywhere in the world, whether online, though a mobile device or in a store. The company, which this year saw a 100% increase in payment transaction volume and revenue, counts more than 3,500 customers, including Facebook, Spotify, Airbnb, Groupon, Evernote and Booking.com.

o Palo Alto's Piccing Raises $3.6 Million, Launches Platform Globally

Palo Alto, Calif. -- Piccing, the developer of a social shopping platform with U.S. offices in Palo Alto, said on Tuesday it has raised $3.6 million in its first round of funding. Identities of the investors were not disclosed. The company also announced the formal global launch of its visually driven platform, which allows users to access, engage with and buy multiple items within an online image. Piccing now boasts 42 million members who have "picced" and curated more than 1.8 billion items to date. The company counts 334 brands as partners, including Nordstrom, Armani, Booking.com, Swarovski, Zappos, Benefit Cosmetics and Oakley.

o S.F.-Based Thoma Bravo Completes $2.4 Billion Deal for Compuware

San Francisco -- Thoma Bravo, the San Francisco-based private equity firm, said it has completed its $2.4 billion acquisition of Detroit-based Compuware, a developer of IT products for large businesses. Under the deal, first announced in September, the firm paid $10.75 a share. Compuware’s stock now has ceased trading on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "CPWR." Bob Paul, the CEO of Compuware, said the close of the deal "marks an exciting outcome to what has been a multi-year business transformation" for the company.

o San Francisco-Based Healthline Acquires DiabetesMine

San Francisco -- Healthline, a San Francisco-based provider of health information and technology tools, said it has acquired DiabetesMine, a consumer blog for the diabetes community. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Content from DiabetesMine, including articles, reviews, guest posts, interviews and videos, will be integrated into Healthline.com, which draws more than 25 million visitors a month. "DiabetesMine fits in with Healthline’s mission perfectly," said Dean Stephens, the CEO of Healthline. "Our growth strategy for Healthline.com is to become the clear health information leader in key medical condition areas."

o VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies Lands New Round of Funding

Saratoga, Calif. -- VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, a Saratoga-based developer of implantable miniature telescope devices used in patients with macular degeneration, said on Tuesday that it has raised an unspecified amount in a new round of venture funding. The company said that unspecified new and previous investors took part in the round, which it will use to double its sales team, expand marketing activities and accelerate market adoption of its implant and treatment program. The news comes two months after the FDA approved VisionCare's implant for patients as young as age 65 -- 10 years younger than previously allowed. The company also raised $15 million in debt financing from Life Sciences Alternative Funding in Sept. 2013.


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o Briefly Noted:

(Redwood City, Calif.) Redwood City-based ThreatStream, developer of a web-based cyber security threat intelligence platform, has named Rick Wescott as its vice president of worldwide sales and Todd Helfrich as its director of federal sales. Wescott most recently served as vice president and general manager of public sector sales at ArcSight, which was acquired by HP in 2010. Helfrich, meanwhile, managed HP's Department of Homeland Security account on the enterprise security side of the business.

(San Francisco) A week after initially raising more than $750 million in its initial public offering (IPO), San Francisco-based Lending Club, developer of an online marketplace connecting borrowers and investors, said on Tuesday it has sold an additional 8.7 million shares to underwriters exercising overallotment options. All told, the company sold 66.7 million shares for $15 each, raising just over $1 billion.

(Mountain View, Calif.) Mountain View-based Synopsys, a developer of electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor technology, on Tuesday named Janice Chaffin to its board of directors. Chaffin has held several senior executive positions with Symantec, most recently as group president of its consumer business unit from 2007-2013.

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> Software Developer - Falls Church, Virginia

THE CENTECH GROUP, Inc. (CENTECH) is seeking a talented Senior Software Developer with in-depth full lifecycle software development experience to support internal application development efforts in Falls Church, VA. As a part of our development team, this member will interface with business stakeholders to perform business requirements elicitation and analysis; execute the development of approved designs and work packages; perform complex system builds and deployments; perform unit testing and provide post deployment management. Required skills: C#, ASP. NET, .NET Framework, Web Forms/Services, SQL Server, Javascript, JQuery, TFS, Source Safe, Stored Procedures, DB administration, and some SP preferred. Send resumes to: developers@centechgroup.com and reference this Tech Wire job posting. EOE/M/F/D/V

> Intellectual Property Services/Patent Applications Drafted

I provide a wide range of services relating to intellectual property protection including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. I am a registered patent attorney with over 20 years experience. I charge a flat fee of $3600.00 (excluding government filing and drafting fees) to prepare a utility patent application for filing with the US Patent & Trademark Office in both the mechanical and electrical technology areas. Sample patents drafted include: 6,134,944; 6,158,244; 6,225,635; 6,226,346; 6,417,754; 6,490,469; 6,515,737; and 6,850,920. I am located in San Jose. If you are interested, I can send you my terms in more detail. Please contact me at prestonianpatents@gmail.com

> Chief Information Officer - Washoe County, Nevada

Reporting to the Assistant County Manager, the CIO will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Technology Services Department and provide guidance and support to the Information Technology Advisory Committee. As the Department Director, the CIO will oversee a staff of 75 employees in deploying, utilizing, and leveraging information technology to enhance productivity, broaden the capabilities, and reduce the operating costs of Washoe County government. A Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of progressively responsible management experience managing IT services is required. Salary range is $109,886 to $142,834 DOQ plus excellent executive benefits. Detailed brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com Confidential inquiries to (916) 630-4900. Send cover letter, resume, and current compensation to apply@ralphandersen.com  prior to December 5, 2014.

> 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 apply@ralphandersen.com This position is open until filled; First review of resumes will begin 12/5/14. Detailed brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com Confidential inquires to Robert Burg at 916/630-4900.

> 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

> 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

> 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

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