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10 Movers and Shakers of Silicon Valley

10 MOVERS AND SHAKERS OF SILICON VALLEY These 10 entrepreneurs went big and call nothing but the Valley home. Veterans and newbies alike rock the worlds of tech, social media, and business. PRIYA HAJI world of good The brand creates market access for An online retail marketplace and wholesaler of sustainable goods, was acquired by eBay in 2010 women artisans in 55 countries Co-founded Free at Last of A national model for substance abuse Serving 3,000 people per year in East Palo Alto and raised $20+ million in special investments Founded World of Good treatment and HIV/AIDS intervention for African Americans and Latinos Serial Social Entrepreneur Since the Age of 16 REBECCA Cake Health is a free web and mobile app Average users have a $2,000 deductible WOODCOCK to manage health care expenses She was 1 of 6 women in a class of 80 at the Founder Institute, a global start-up accelerator for entrepreneurs Won "Most Disruptive" start-up of 2011 among all graduates Ocakehealth CEO of Cake Health WILL HARBIN Staff has grown from 30 people to over 250 people in 2012 alone Creates Facebook games for a less Farmville, more hardcore gaming community Also famous for their ads, which 2KIXCYE feature gamer cultural memes and are shown on local transit systems CEO of Kixeye GINA BIANCHINI An online platform for people to create their own social networks A social software company promising to reinvent groups online by making "a place to create groups with friends around what interests you" Her team of 6 people had raised $3.6 million in April 2012 The social community aggregator was bought for $150 million in 2011 MIGHTYBELL Founder of MightyBell Co-Founder and Former CEO of Ning KEITH RABOIS Square processes $2 billion in mobile payments volume per year Square Square has been activated by 800,000 merchants, who are now Square CEO at Square 10% of the reach of the Serves on the yelpa board of directors XOOM of Yelp and Xoom Visa/MasterCard world An early investor in You Tube several high-profile internet companies including YouTube MIKKEL SVANE A cloud-based help 10,000+ clients HELP DESK desk software in 100 countries company with the bold idea of learning from your mistakes ranging from Animoto to Zappo Zendesk is looking to up 30+ million its headcount from 220 to 300 employees end users every day zendesk by the end of 2012 CEO of Zendesk BASTIAN A courier network for LEHMANN The latest is "get it now," in which Postmates couriers will buy anything within San Francisco and deliver superfast delivery it to you in 1 hour After 3 months in private beta they fulfilled over 1,000 deliveries in San Francisco Couriers traveled 2x the distance of the Tour de France Co-Founder and CEO of Postmates CLARA SHIH hear say A dashboard that helps companies manage their Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google+ Her 2-year-old start-up was cash-flow positive in its 1st year of operation in accounts In 2007, she developed the 1st social business application on Facebook, called Faceforce Graduated #1 in Computer Science at Stanford University say CEO and Founder of Hearsay Social Users can plug in their email and social media account to DANIEL GROSS greplin create a search engine for all personal documents, contacts, The basic service is and calendar items Gross began programming at FREE age 10 Opted out of Israeli military service to chase Silicon Valley dreams To search business it is greplin $5 per month or $50 per year CEO of Greplin CAMERON Their goal of $150,000 pre-orders was hit within 24 hours ROBERTSON A keyless device and smartphone app that lets you lock and unlock your door from anywhere 5 days after launching, the company had $1,500,000 in pre-orders and 10,000+ backers Lockitron Initially rejected by Kickstarter Co-Founder of Lockitron BROUGHT TO YOU BY: BESTACCOUNTINGDEGREES.NET Sources

10 Movers and Shakers of Silicon Valley

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These 10 entrepreneurs went big and call nothing but the Valley home. Veterans and newbies alike rock the worlds of tech, social media, and business.


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