Pivotal’s cloud native platform drives software innovation for many of the world’s most admired brands. With millions of developers in communities around the world, Pivotal technology touches billions of users every day. After shaping the software development culture of Silicon Valley’s most valuable companies for over a decade, today Pivotal leads a global technology movement transforming how the world builds software.
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Andreessen Horowitz backs bold entrepreneurs who move fast, think big and are committed to building the next major franchises in technology. Founded by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, we provide entrepreneurs with access to our deep expertise and insights in innovation, business development, market intelligence, executive and technical talent, and marketing and brand-building. Find us in Menlo Park, Calif., and at www.a16z.com.
Orrick is a leading global law firm with a particular focus on serving companies in the technology, energy and financial sectors. We are recognized worldwide for delivering the highest-quality, commercially-oriented legal advice and for our culture of innovation and collaboration. Orrick practices in five core areas: Corporate, Energy & Infrastructure, Finance, Intellectual Property and Litigation. Known for our work in the technology sector, we act for many of the world’s top public companies as well as more than 1,200 start-ups.
Amplitude Mobile Analytics is the fastest path to user growth. Anyone in the company can use Amplitude to pinpoint the most valuable retention drivers within hours. By leveraging the industry’s most scalable mobile analytics platform, you never have to worry again about increasing data volumes or surprise bills. With Amplitude, you can analyze up to billions of user events to answer the question: “what drives growth?”. Today, thousands of companies including Yik Yak, DoorDash and Rdio are using Amplitude to create outsized competitive advantages with their user behavior data.
Balsamiq Studios LLC
Balsamiq is the maker of Mockups – http://balsamiq.com/products/mockups – the rapid wireframing software that combines the simplicity of paper sketching with the power of a digital tool so that teams can focus on what’s important. Balsamiq is a small and personable company that competes on usability and customer service. Balsamiq believes work should be fun, and that life is too short for bad software.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health and well-being company focused on making it easy for people to achieve their best health with clinical excellence through coordinated care. The company’s strategy integrates care delivery, the member experience, and clinical and consumer insights to encourage engagement, behavior change, proactive clinical outreach and wellness for the millions of people we serve across the country.
LaunchPad Central is a San Francisco-based technology company founded by technology visionaries Steve Blank and Jim Hornthal. We combine professional consulting services with a technology platform for enterprise innovation. Our methodology began as the system standard for the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program and the National Institute of Health, and has grown into the leading integrated innovation solution for enterprises, governments, and universities around the world.
More than 9 million people and businesses around the world use MailChimp. Our features and integrations allow you to send marketing emails, automated messages, and targeted campaigns. And our detailed reports help you keep improving over time.
Patent Institute of Training
The Patent Institute of Training (PIT) is where Patent Theory meets Patent Monetization. With increasing intellectual property demands and associated fees, companies trust PIT’s consulting and training services to train them on best practices for patent portfolio growth and patent monetization. We grow with your team to provide true value for the long term. PIT provides a suite of consulting & training services to help your company understand and monetize its intellectual property including strategies for: inventor innovation, assessing patent worth, patent portfolio development, patent licensing, patent sales, and aligning your patent portfolio with the growth of your company.
STRV has grown from a small startup in 2004 to a thriving company with more than 150 employees servicing four offices on two continents. Serving top startups as well as Fortune 500 brands, STRV is a preferred partner for tech seed finance giant Y Combinator and has managed projects from zero to userbases of more than 50 million. Responsible for the development of several high-profile apps that have been acquired by publicly traded companies, STRV’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Wired and TechCrunch.
Moves the Needle
Moves the Needle brings Lean Startup® to the enterprise. We provide the principles, tools, tactics and strategies that allow product teams, innovators, support groups and leaders to immediately act bolder, move faster and become more customer-focused.We bring lean innovation to life, helping organizations make the leap from theory to practice. Our intensive, hands-on approach is informed by experience on the front lines of Lean Startup, design thinking, customer development and enterprise innovation leadership. We literally wrote the book on it. At the intersection of creative inspiration and scientific rigor, our methods build capabilities based on customer empathy, rapid experimentation and evidence-based decision making within large organizations – at scale.
O’Reilly spreads the knowledge of innovators through its technology books, online services, magazines, research, and tech conferences. Since 1978, O’Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and galvanizing their adoption by amplifying “faint signals” from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, O’Reilly has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.
We help organizers create successful events by empowering them to build amazing websites, sell tickets, grow communities, go mobile and maximize event experiences – using a beautiful, user friendly platform
WeWork is the community for creators. We transform buildings into beautiful, collaborative workspaces and provide infrastructure, services, events and technology so our members can focus on doing what they love.