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  1. TechFlash\back: Kleiner partner on diversity; Andreessen, SyFy star turns and VisionariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Business Journal

    Less than five minutes of Randy Komisar 's appearance at the Startup Conference in Redwood City on Thursday touched on the recent Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers sexism trial. But since the firm has been relatively tight-lipped about its month on the hot seat, the Kleiner partner's comments were noteworthy.


  2. Kleiner partner Komisar: We won Pao trial on facts but tech culture must changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Business Journal

    Randy Komisar of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers spoke in a public appearance of his feelings about the recent sexism trial his firm won and the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley. Randy Komisar , one of the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partners in the middle of the firm's recent sexism trial, said on Thursday that he was "saddened and disturbed" by the way it was perceived.


  3. Highest-rated high school in Silicon Valley region found in ... Santa Cruz?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Business Journal

    Maryland and California are the states with the most schools in the U.S. News & World Report's list of top-performing high schools in the country. Pacific Collegiate School in Santa Cruz outperformed the hyper-competitive high schools in Silicon Valley to land a top spot in a national ranking of high schools.


  4. Evernote perks: Barista training, health device check-ups and treadmill desksRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | Business Journal

    We spent about an hour-and-a-half touring the startup's 87,774 square foot 305 Walnut St. five-story headquarters Monday - that includes a lot of wood paneling, its elephant logo, endless snack drawers, mid-century modern furniture and whiteboards for taking notes and slashes of color - in the growing Redwood City tech hub where Box Inc. has plans to move into soon. Also available at the company that creates note-taking apps are training programs like Evernote Academy, which allows employees to take courses in management, cool courses like sausage- or Bloody Mary-making and even English courses.


  5. Former NASCAR mechanic's social media app raises $100MRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | Business Journal

    Banjo, a Redwood City, California, company that lets companies analyze social media based on time and location, has joined the parade of young tech companies disclosing mega-rounds of venture capital financing with a $100 million funding. The Series C round was led by SoftBank, alongside BlueRun Ventures.


  6. Green-energy company moves back to Sacramento, setting up shop on R StreetRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | Business Journal

    Propel Fuels will occupy about 4,000 square feet at 1815 19th St. The space most recently was used by the performance venue Witch Room. Before that it was the retail and restaurant space Bows and Arrows.


  7. Sobrato to build major office project in East Palo AltoRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2015 | Business Journal

    The corner at Donahoe Street and University Avenue is a gateway intersection in East Palo Alto and leads to Facebook in Menlo Park. The Bay Area's current commercial development boom has so far left out East Palo Alto, historically the region's least prosperous city.


  8. Did your city fail the Bay Area's housing supply test? Probably.Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | Business Journal

    Now that city officials across the Bay Area have finished crunching the numbers on its last seven years of housing supply progress, some assessment is in order. The region's cities must calculate how its housing supply is keeping up with projected population growth from 2007 to 2014 - numbers set by the Association of Bay Area Governments as the Regional Housing Need Allocation.


  9. Seed funding for Haystack TV, startup featured in The PitchRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 | Business Journal

    Haystack TV co-founders Daniel Barreto and Ish Harshawat appeared in The Pitch in February after going through the StartX accelerator. The raised $1.7 million in seed funding this week.


  10. Tech tool opens more doors for St. Petersburg city financialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2015 | Business Journal

    At his inaugural State of the City address in January, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman promised "volumes of raw budget data" would be available through the OpenGov platform. Want to know how much property taxes contribute to the budget for the city of St. Petersburg ? Maybe you are curious about the split between police and fire expenses in the public safety budget.


  11. Telecommunications company seeks taker for Peninsula buildings subleaseRead the original story

    Apr 6, 2015 | Business Journal

    An aerial shot of the two buildings in San Carlos shows just how close to Highway 101 the complex sits. If you're a tenant with large space requirements on the Peninsula, your options have just opened up, big time.


  12. SoftBank seeks taker for San Carlos buildings, and it's not the only big sublease on the PeninsulaRead the original story

    Apr 6, 2015 | Business Journal

    An aerial shot of the two buildings in San Carlos shows just how close to Highway 101 the complex sits. If you're a tenant with large space requirements on the Peninsula, your options have just opened up, big time.


  13. Health care giant leases 138,000 square feet in East BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2015 | Business Journal

    The eight month and eight year lease brings the 1.4 million square foot complex to around 80 percent leased, said landlord BioMed Realty Trust Inc. , a real estate investment trust that specializes in biotech facilities. Advanced Cell Diagnostics also signed an eight-year, 35,000-square-foot lease at 10-building Pacific Research Center last month.


  14. L.A. company grabs Peninsula apartment building near Google, Box projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | Business Journal

    Oakwood Worldwide will operate the building called the Lane on the Boulevard in Redwood City. Its joint venture partner Mapletree Group bought the building for $84 million.


  15. Host Analytics among top 100 cloud-based startupsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | Business Journal

    Host Analytics, the California-based company founded by St. Louis serial entrepreneur Jim Eberlin , is ranked among the nation's best cloud-based startup companies for most money raised. Host Analytics, which is a cloud-based service provider, has raised nearly $86 million since Eberlin founded the company in May 2000 in O'Fallon, Missouri.


  16. Terminator-inspired 3-D printer already making "polymer" waves in the industryRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | Business Journal

    The UpTake: Carbon3D isn't just a new competitor in the 3D printing industry, but rather, an entirely new process. ate last night, a Redwood City, California-based startup, Carbon3D came out of a two-year stealth period to make a sudden and big splash in the 3D printing industry.


  17. SendGrid expands to Silicon Valley, hires new software VPRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | Business Journal

    SendGrid, a Boulder-based email technology company, has opened an office in Silicon Valley where a new vice president leading the company's software engineering will be based. The 260-employee company hired Craig Kaes , formerly the senior engineering director for the mobility group at Cisco Systems Inc. , to oversee and speed up development of the company's new software products.


  18. San Mateo County leaders may push for rent controlRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | Business Journal

    The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors has formed a task force to study policies to promote housing affordability, including potentially introducing rent control laws in unincorporated areas of the county. Community groups including the San Francisco Organizing Project/Peninsula Interfaith Action and Redwood City Residents for Renter Protections spoke this week in support of rent stabilization, the San Mateo Daily Journal reported .


  19. Oakland poised for biggest construction spending surge in a decadeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | Business Journal

    The East Bay area will see its largest jump in construction spending in at least a decade this year, according to a new forecast from the construction research firm CMD. The firm expects the Oakland, Fremont and Hayward metro area to get about $4.8 billion in new construction spending this year, a 42 percent surge from its level in 2014.


  20. Synack Labs raises $25M to fund new productsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2015 | Business Journal

    Software bug bounty startup Synack Labs raised $25 million in Series B funding Thursday to accelerate growth of new products. GGV Capital and Icon Ventures co-led the round.


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