Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Bay Area Tech Wire -- April 7

BAY AREA TECH WIRE -- April 7, 2015
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Santa Clara-Based IIX Raises $20 Million, Acquires IX Reach
Mountain View-Based Livongo Health Raises $20 Million in Second Round
AfterCollege Acquires Mountain View-Based Collegefeed
San Mateo-Based Health Fidelity Names Steve Whitehurst as CEO
BizBash to Launch Operations in San Francisco
Briefly Noted: GlobalLogic, Crunchyroll, Perion Network, ESS Technology


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--The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium - May 20 - Cambridge, Mass.
--Sales Operations Manager - FirstFuel Software (Massachusetts)
--Business Development Representative - FirstFuel Software (Massachusetts)
--Associate - North Atlantic Capital - Portland, ME
--Principal Analysts, Enterprise Security

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o Santa Clara-Based IIX Raises $20 Million, Acquires IX Reach

Santa Clara, Calif. -- IIX, the Santa Clara-based developer of platform that enables programmable interconnection between networks, said on Tuesday it has raised $20 million in a new round of funding and acquired London-based counterpart IX Reach. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. TriplePoint Capital provided the financing, which the company will use for expansion, starting with the IX Reach deal. With the acquisition, the combined companies expand their global interconnection footprint to more than 150 Points of Presence (PoP) across various regions in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Stephen Wilcox, the founder and CEO of IX Reach, will become the president of EMEA and chief of global networks at IIX. "This acquisition expands our leadership team, accelerates our global expansion and brings the IIX software defined interconnection platform to more markets worldwide," said Al Burgio, the founder and CEO of IIX.

o Mountain View-Based Livongo Health Raises $20 Million in Second Round

Mountain View, Calif. -- Livongo Health, a Mountain View-based digital health startup focused on helping people manage diabetes, said on Tuesday it has raised $20 million in its second round of funding. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), DFJ and previous investor General Catalyst took part in the round, which the company will use to further develop its chronic disease management ecosystem and accelerate the adoption of its digital diabetes management program, called Livongo for Diabetes. The program, currently used by self-insured employees of companies such as Office Depot and Iron Mountain, is designed to help people with diabetes better manage important aspects of their illness on their own. Each user receives a blood glucose smartmeter, a mobile, two-way interactive blood glucose meter, which captures a person's biometric data and converts it into useable information and support. The data also can be shared with anyone in the user's family or care team. "This information improves care, reduces costs, and enables people to focus on their lives and not their diseases," said CEO Glen Tullman. Beth Seidenberg, a general partner at KPCB, and Emily Melton, a partner at DFJ, will join the company's board of directors.

o AfterCollege Acquires Mountain View-Based Collegefeed

Mountain View, Calif. -- AfterCollege, the Arizona-based developer of an online service that matches students and recent graduates with job and internship opportunities, said on Tuesday it has acquired Mountain View-based competitor Collegefeed. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2013 by Sanjeev Agrawal, Google's former product marketing chief, and co-founder Aman Khanna, Collegefeed is a social network featuring career search and candidate feed tools aimed at first-time jobseekers. Through the acquisition, Collegefeed student profiles will be folded into AfterCollege's network. Agrawal will join the company's advisory board, while Collegefeed's senior product team members will join AfterCollege to help guide the integration process and lead future product development.

o San Mateo-Based Health Fidelity Names Steve Whitehurst as CEO

San Mateo, Calif. -- Health Fidelity, a San Mateo-based developer of technology designed to streamline risk adjustment operations for health plans and systems, has named Steve Whitehurst as its CEO. Whitehurst most recently served as the senior vice president and general manager of Stericycle, and previously was the senior vice president and chief strategist at BerylHealth. The news comes two weeks after Health Fidelity received a "significant" investment from Pittsburgh-based healthcare system UPMC.
http://healthfidelity.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/HealthFidelitySteveWhitehurstPR040715.pdf (PDF)

o BizBash to Launch Operations in San Francisco

San Francisco -- BizBash, the New York-based operator of an online resource for the event planning and meeting industry, said it plans to officially launch its San Francisco operations on Thursday. The company also has announced its first San Francisco advisory board, including Julia Hartz, the president and co-founder of Eventbrite; Paul Salinger, vice president of marketing at Oracle; Damon Guidry, global events strategist at Adobe; Betsy Fox, marketing events manager at Google; Stanlee Gatti, owner of Stanlee R. Gatti Designs; and Valerie Ulrich, vice president of events at First Republic Bank. Mondi Valiyee, vice president of sales for the West Coast, and Marina Storonkin, market manager for San Francisco, will handle San Francisco business operations, while senior editor Jenny Berg and BizBash editor in chief Anna Sekula will manage editorial.

o Briefly Noted:

(San Jose, Calif.) San Jose-based GlobalLogic, a provider of technology product development services, on Tuesday named Bonnie Helton as its chief human resources officer. Helton most recently served as the chief HR officer at CipherCloud, and previously held roles at Applied Materials and Brocade Communications.

(San Francisco) San Francisco-based Crunchyroll, developer of a digital platform for Anime content, on Tuesday named Dallas Middaugh as its head of brand and community. Middaugh most recently served as the senior director of Penguin Random House Publisher Services.

(San Francisco) Israel-based Perion Network, developer of a software monetization platform for online publishers and app developers with U.S. headquarters in San Francisco, on Tuesday named Michael Waxman-Lenz as its chief strategy officer. Waxman-Lenz most recently served as the CEO of education marketing and technology company Intead, a company he co-founded.

(Milpitas, Calif.) Milpitas-based ESS Technology, a developer of high-performance audio and video products for the consumer market, on Tuesday named Dan Christman as its CMO. Christman most recently served as vice president and general manager of the Human Interface business at Maxim Integrated.

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> 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 www.mitcio.com.


> Sales Operations Manager - FirstFuel Software - Massachusetts

FirstFuel is looking for an experienced and diligent self-starter to lead FirstFuel's Sales Operations group. As manager, you will be responsible for directly supporting the Field Sales Team and supervising a lean team of talented individuals to manage sales systems and processes, customer proposals and sales training. The Sales Operations Manager will directly report to FirstFuel's SVP of Global Sales & Business Development and will work cross-functionally with Marketing, Regulatory, Product Management and Customer Solutions to help drive continued company success and rapid growth. For more information or to apply, click here.

> Business Development Representative - FirstFuel Software - Massachusetts

Our Lead Generation Representative thrives in a fast-paced environment and is accountable for identifying and qualifying new business opportunities for the sales team. He/she enjoys prospecting and is skilled at qualifying new customer opportunities. He/she is capable of challenging a prospect’s existing business practices, introducing and aligning FirstFuel’s products, solutions, and service. You will be driving initial discovery calls to confirm a business need. For more information or to apply, click here.

> Associate - North Atlantic Capital - Portland, ME

Portland, Maine based North Atlantic Capital is seeking an Associate to play a crucial role in executing our investment strategy by researching promising technology market segments and proactively reaching out to the CEOs and CFOs of leading private companies within those market segments. He or she will also participate in all phases of investment process including: due diligence, meetings with management, focused company and industry research, financial modeling and writing investment recommendations. All candidates considered must have: 2-4 years work experience, investment banking or corporate development experience, experience working with or strong affinity for technology companies and an exceptional educational background. Send resumes to: haley@northatlanticcapital.com


> Principal Analysts, Enterprise Security

Current Analysis, a Progressive Digital Media company, is seeking a Principal Analyst to work in our Enterprise Security group with expertise spanning secure messaging, data security and governance, firewall/VPN and intrusion prevention and detection. Of particular importance is the ability to view security broadly and speak to its impact upon the entire IT technology landscape such as mobility, data center, application development, big data, and collaboration. Qualified candidate should have the ability to identify market trends and weigh the relative strengths and weaknesses of companies and products while delivering high quality analysis under tight deadlines. The goal is to deliver intelligence that alerts and helps sales professionals respond to competitive threats and opportunities, and gives end users insight into the strengths and weaknesses of competing products/strategies. Companies covered include, but are not limited to CA, Checkpoint, Cisco, EMC/RSA, IBM/ISS, Juniper, McAfee, Microsoft, Symantec, and Trend Micro. Send resumes to ieppolito@currentanalysis.com. For more information about the position, go to: http://currentanalysis.com/about/careers.asp 

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