Posts Tagged ‘Silicon Valley’

The Rise Of Company Builders

Written by Local Marketing on February 17th, 2013. Posted in News

Entrepreneur-turned-investor is a classic story arc in Silicon Valley but recently the plot has earned a twist. Certain operators are foregoing the traditional path of joining a traditional VC to instead create a studio-like holding operation. By doing so, they remain engaged with the grit and grassroots challenges of building a startup. They remain company builders.

The Rise Of Company Builders

Written by Local Marketing on February 16th, 2013. Posted in News

Entrepreneur-turned-investor is a classic story arc in Silicon Valley but recently the plot has earned a twist. Certain operators are foregoing the traditional path of joining a traditional VC to instead create a studio-like holding operation. By doing so, they remain engaged with the grit and grassroots challenges of building a startup. They remain company builders.

Hunch, SiteAdvisor Founder And Angel Investor Chris Dixon Leaves eBay To Join Andreessen Horowitz As General Partner

Written by Local Marketing on November 21st, 2012. Posted in News

Hunch and SiteAdvisor founder, and prolific angel investor Chris Dixon is leaving his current position at eBay to join Silicon Valley VC firm Andreessen Horowitz as a general partner. Dixon will become the firm's seventh general partner, and will focus mainly on consumer investments across seed, venture, and growth stages. The move was first reported by Kara Swisher over the weekend.

Hunch, SiteAdvisor Founder And Angel Investor Chris Dixon Leaves eBay To Join Andreessen Horowitz As General Partner

Written by Local Marketing on November 20th, 2012. Posted in News

Hunch and SiteAdvisor founder, and prolific angel investor Chris Dixon is leaving his current position at eBay to join Silicon Valley VC firm Andreessen Horowitz as a general partner. Dixon will become the firm's seventh general partner, and will focus mainly on consumer investments across seed, venture, and growth stages. The move was first reported by Kara Swisher over the weekend.

Walmart's Inside the Box Gamble on Goodie's Gourmet Subscription

Written by Local Marketing on November 17th, 2012. Posted in News

Food is personal. Food is social.? And social sampling is what Walmart is betting will sell untested products to consumers craving the taste of something new. Today, the world’s largest retailer launched a monthly gourmet food subscription service courtesy of its Silicon Valley-based innovation arm @WalmartLabs.

Friends Are Swell. But Randi Zuckerberg, Producer Of Bravo Reality Show "startups: Silicon Valley," Wants Ratings

Written by Local Marketing on October 17th, 2012. Posted in News

Three weeks ahead of the premiere, a couple of the founders featured in the show by Zuck’s big sis have already been acquired by Facebook. How real is that?

SAP Ventures Scours Silicon Valley for Startups as Parent Ages

Written by Local Marketing on April 5th, 2012. Posted in News

SAP AG , Europe s biggest software maker, is celebrating its 40th birthday this week. To stay relevant for the next 40 years, the company is calling on its Silicon Valley venture arm for help.

Smx West 2012 Registration Open Best Rates Available Now, Save $400

Written by Local Marketing on November 3rd, 2011. Posted in News

Search Marketing Expo SMX West returns to Silicon Valley for its fifth year in February 2012! Register now to take advantage of the lowest-available Super Early Bird rates. The SMX West conference program will run February 28 thru March 1; the expo hall will be open February 28-29.

SVB Financial Group Plans for Future Growth, Hires Chief Marketing Officer

Written by Local Marketing on April 14th, 2011. Posted in News

SVB Financial Group , the parent company of Silicon Valley Bank, hired Brian K. Dennehy as its Chief Marketing Officer as part of its ongoing growth strategy. Â In this new role for the company, Dennehy is responsible for the strategy and execution of SVB’s global marketing initiatives, which are designed to reach fast-growing, innovative companies of all sizes worldwide. Â (18 hours ago)

Porter Novelli Acquires Voce Communications, Adding Significant New Strength In Technology Public Relations

Written by Local Marketing on February 25th, 2011. Posted in News

Global public relations leader Porter Novelli today announced that it has acquired Voce Communications, one of Silicon Valley’s best-known and most-awarded technology agencies. (13 hours ago)