Schedule

6:00 PM

Check-In

Check-in, have a drink and a bite to eat (or more than a bite)

7:00 PM

Startups Intro

7:00 PM

Fireside

Fireside chat and Q&A with Joe Kraus and Michael Robertson

7:45 PM

Enjoy Food

Enjoy the food, drinks and visit each startup table

When and Where

Thursday, December 1, 2011

SweetLabs Office, 510 Market Street
at 5th Ave. in the Gaslamp (2nd floor)

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Speakers

Joe

Joe Kraus

Joe has been with Google Ventures since 2009, and his primary areas of focus are mobile, gaming, and local services.

Prior to Google Ventures, Joe was a two-time entrepreneur. In 1993, he co-founded Excite.com, an early Internet search engine, holding multiple positions in the company, including leadership roles in product, business development, and marketing. More recently, he co-founded JotSpot in 2004, a wiki company that was acquired by Google in 2006. While at Google, Joe had multiple product management roles including Blogger, Picasa, Sites, Friend Connect, and OpenSocial.

Michael

Michael Robertson

Michael Robertson is an accomplished technology entrepreneur with a consistent track record of identifying promising trends often in disruptive sectors, building pioneering companies, and leading them to profitability and acquisition. Over his career he has raised more than $100 million in private capital and orchestrated transactions with a combined value of nearly a billion dollars. His technical and operational expertise has spanned industries as diverse as digital music, VOIP and Linux with notable companies including MP3.com, Linspire and Gizmo5.

Startups

SweetLabs

SweetLabs

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As the sponsor of 10 startups. $100 million. 100 new jobs., we are excited to bring these tech startups together to find cutting edge talent like you!

SweetLabs was founded in 2008 to empower developers to reach new users and monetize great applications. Our first product was the OpenCandy advertising network, which powers user-friendly software recommendations during the download and installation process. Our latest product is Pokki, an application platform that brings the modern "app" experience to the desktop. SweetLabs is funded by Intel Capital, Google Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, and O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures.

BrightScope

BrightScope

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BrightScope®, Inc. is a financial information company that brings transparency to opaque markets. Delivered through web-based software, BrightScope data drives better decision-making for individual investors, corporate plan sponsors, asset managers, broker-dealers, and financial advisors. BrightScope primarily operates in two major segments: Retirement Plans and Wealth Management.

BUMP Network

BUMP Network

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BUMP Network markets B2B software, which enables membership groups to effectively manage, communicate with and enhance revenue from their customers. Using BUMP’s system, group administrators can easily create and customize their organization’s benefit programs by selecting from a menu of exclusive discounts and benefits, manage online registrations, professionalize their communication efforts, and track their program’s success.

DealCurrent

Deal Current

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Deal Current Network is the fastest growing white label daily deal software provider in the US and Canada. Deal Current provides deal software, deal inventory, deal distribution, and expert training to over 200 publishers. Their goal is to be the largest deal distribution network in the US in 2012.

Flud

Flud

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Founded in October 2010, Flud is a news ecosystem where the audience is empowered to influence the news. The company creates platforms that facilitate discovering, consuming and sharing news. The mobile application was named Best UI Design of 2010 by Fast Company. Flud is privately held and is headquartered in San Diego, with an office in Detroit.

Lockerz

Lockerz

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Lockerz rewards its 20 million Gen-Z members for socially sharing things they love online. Members earn PTZ® (Points) by uploading and curating images, watching videos and more. Lockerz PTZ® are then used to earn major discounts on the coolest fashions, electronics and more.

MeLLmo

MeLLmo

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MeLLmo was founded with one goal: to create revolutionary ways to access and interact with critical information. The company’s experience with Business Intelligence, graphic design, user experience and software development is core to Mellmo’s DNA. We focus on the way people process, access and utilize statistical data on mobile devices and provide revolutionary ways to interact with vital data.

Mogl

MOGL

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MOGL is a game that that hooks you up with cash for eating out at your favorite restaurants. Founded in 2010, it is the first customer loyalty program of its kind to leverage psychology, technology and clever game mechanics to offer a fun and engaging platform that incentivizes both restaurants and consumers. MOGL celebrates a simple philosophy: reward your customers and they’ll reward you back!

MojoPages

MojoPages

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MojoPages.com is a next generation local search solution which private labels its technology for media websites, such as local newspapers, TV and radio stations. The company’s solution includes a directory of over 15 million domestic merchants that are ranked based on their reviews and ratings so that the best businesses rise to the top of search results.

Slacker

Slacker

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Slacker was founded to deliver personalized radio to everyone. We combine the knowledge of the nation's leading music experts from every genre and your own personal tastes to create perfect radio stations for each and every listener. We love music, and you'll hear the difference that it makes in every Slacker station.

StockTwits

StockTwits

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StockTwits is the only social media platform for the investor community to share real-time information, discover relevant content, and connect with a global network of financial influencers. It provides a specialized environment created specifically for investors where users can customize information and network based on interests and investments.

TakeLessons

Take Lessons

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Since 2005, TakeLessons has been connecting music students with local teachers throughout the US through our online platform. Our team celebrates creativity, motivation and passion – for what we do, who we are, and where we want to go. We work and live by our core values of Respect, Perseverance, Ownership Mentality, Constant and Never-Ending Improvement, and Building Stuff We're Proud Of.