Monday, April 13, 2015

Bay Area Tech Wire -- April 13

BAY AREA TECH WIRE -- April 13, 2015
Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit - May 8 - Washington, D.C.

San Francisco-Based LendingHome Raises $70 Million in Third Round
Santa Clara-Based Hortonworks to Acquire SequenceIQ
o Walnut Creek-Based YapStone Names Daniel Issen as CTO
Perion Names Sammartino Bailey Revenue Chief of GrowMobile
Briefly Noted: Five9, Aerohive Networks, Bidgely


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--Director, Product Marketing in Tysons
--The Delicate Art of Persuading Your Boss
--IT Report Developer -- Kennedy Center
--The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium - May 20 - Cambridge, Mass.

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o San Francisco-Based LendingHome Raises $70 Million in Third Round

San Francisco -- LendingHome, the San Francisco-based operator of an online mortgage marketplace, said on Monday it has raised $70 million in its third round of funding, led by Renren. The company now has landed $109.3 million in three rounds since its founding in late 2013, which included participation by Foundation Capital, Ribbit Capital, First Round Capital, SAB Capital, Colony Capital, Cowboy Ventures and angel investors. With its latest round, LendingHome plans to focus on national expansion, the introduction of multiple new loan products and enhanced corporate infrastructure. "We are in a strong position to introduce new products and significantly broaden our capital markets relationships in 2015," said co-founder and President James Herbert. The company also announced over $100 million in origination volume since officially launching a year ago.

o Santa Clara-Based Hortonworks to Acquire SequenceIQ

Santa Clara, Calif. -- Hortonworks, the Santa Clara-based provider of an open source Apache Hadoop data platform, said on Monday it will acquire Hungary-based SequenceIQ, an open source provider of rapid deployment tools for Hadoop. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Upon closing, which is expected to occur by mid-year, Hortonworks will begin incorporating SequenceIQ technology into its Hortonworks Data Platform and ultimately transition the technology to the Apache Software Foundation. "The SequenceIQ team has developed key tools that allow enterprises to efficiently automate the launching of Hadoop clusters on any cloud infrastructure platform across the entire lifecycle, from proof-of-concept to development, test and production," said CEO Rob Bearden. 

o Walnut Creek-Based YapStone Names Daniel Issen as CTO

Walnut Creek, Calif. -- YapStone, the Walnut Creek-based developer of web and mobile payment technology, on Monday named Daniel Issen as its CTO. Issen, who will lead the company's engineering and product delivery teams, most recently served as engineering director at Amazon Local Commerce, and previously was engineering director of Google's payments platform. "He brings impressive technology and payments experience from his roles at past companies, including Amazon, Google, PayPal and eBay, and he'll be instrumental to our growth," said Tom Villante, the chairman and CEO of YapStone. 

o Perion Names Sammartino Bailey Revenue Chief of GrowMobile

San Francisco -- Perion Network, an Israel-based developer of a software monetization platform for online publishers and app developers with U.S. headquarters in San Francisco, on Monday named Joanna Sammartino Bailey as the global chief revenue officer of GrowMobile, its mobile marketing division. Sammartino Bailey most recently served as the executive vice president and head of account strategy for North America at Criteo. GrowMobile provides a single dashboard for developers to buy, track, optimize and scale their user acquisition campaigns either on a self-serve or fully-managed basis. Current clients include GREE, Zynga, Disney Interactive,, L'Occitane en Provence and Armani. 


> Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit - May 8 - McLean, Va.

The Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit, now in its 4th year, will be held on May 8, 2015, at the Gannett Headquarters in McLean, Va. The annual summit has become the "must-attend" annual marketing event for the DC region and beyond. The summit brings together 400+ CMOs, Senior Marketers, Agency Professionals and Technology Executives from the DC area to discuss the most important issues facing marketers in 2015-2016. The event features: (1) Dozens of case studies; (2) Keynotes from leading CMOs and marketers; (3) Presentations; (4) Panel discussions; (5) Analytics and data insights; and (5) Networking breaks; breakfast, lunch and cocktails. For more information, go to:



o Briefly Noted:

(San Ramon, Calif.) San Ramon-based Five9, a developer of cloud contact center software, on Monday named Mike Crane as its executive vice president of services. Crane previously spent more than 15 years at Cisco Systems, most recently as vice president of advanced services. 

(Sunnyvale, Calif.) Sunnyvale-based Aerohive Networks, a developer of controller-less Wi-Fi and cloud-managed mobile networking tools, on Monday named Tom Wilburn as its senior vice president of worldwide sales. Wilburn most recently served as the vice president of global enterprise networking sales at Cisco. 

(Sunnyvale, Calif.) Sunnyvale-based Bidgely, a provider of web-based energy analytics to utility customers, on Monday named Greg Kostello as its vice president of product. Kostello is the founder of web-based and mobile video service VMIX, and earlier was the executive vice president of technology at 

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> Director, Product Marketing - Tysons, Virginia

Perspecsys, a leading cloud security software provider, is seeking a Director, Product Marketing. Reporting directly to the CMO, the individual will be responsible for all outbound lead generation campaigns, Sales and Channel enablement, competitive analysis and positioning, product launches, etc. This position is ideal for entrepreneurial candidates with strong Product Marketing experience, a successful track record achievement, and a desire to be part of a rapidly growing start-up. For more information and to apply, go to:

> The Delicate Art of Persuading Your Boss

You’ve got a brilliant idea to transform the business. Or maybe you're just trying to stop the stupid train from rolling over the great work your team has done. You make your case to your boss, but she's not convinced. What next? Real leaders take a step back and get serious about the persuading.

> IT Report Developer -- Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center Information Technology department's Report Developer would help to gather report requirements, document specifications, estimate project timelines, and will be responsible for the design, development, QA, and delivery of custom reports and reporting solutions. Also required will be an understanding of ETL processes and data warehouse concepts, transactional databases, star/snowflake schema databases, as well as familiarity of OLAP cubes. Responsibilities Include: Perform advanced report development utilizing SQL Server Reporting Services. Utilize an understanding of relational database concepts as well as data warehouse and ETL concepts. Design, code, and test database objects to support reporting. Experience: 3+ years’ experience with full life cycle of Report Development projects. 1+ years' experience with SQL Server Reporting Services. Excellent written and verbal communication. For consideration, apply online here.


> The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium - May 20 - Cambridge, Mass.

The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium will help CIOs to invent their future and accelerate success through technology. CIOs will engage with business leaders, technology trendsetters, and academic thought leaders in panel discussions and explore new thinking and practices. Panel discussions include: Academic Keynote Panel -- The Impact of Automation; Platform Shift -- How New Business Models are Changing the Shape of Industry, and the Role of CIOs; Leading Digital: A Manifesto for IT and Business Executives; The Board, CEO and CIO Roles in Dealing with Digital Disruption; Cybersecurity - New Approaches to Assessing and Maximizing Your Protection; Demand Shaping: How IT Becomes a Distinctive Advantage; and Cashing in on Your Data. Use code 15NETECHWIRE when registering for a $200 discount. Register at


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