New York’s smash hit startup party, #techdrinkup, arrived in San Francisco for the second time last week. Check out the amazing photos on Mike Gold’s Facebook page!
In an interview with the CEO (Jason Gordo) and Marketing Director (Sarah Buhr) of San Francisco startup FlexScore, we discuss the wide world of personal finance, and dive into the ways that FlexScore is bringing financial insight to the 99%, information previously only available to the wealthy.
With a team of 22 people, a zippy new brand, and shiny new headquarters, flourishing San Francisco startup DeveloperAuctions is now Hired, and co-founders Matt Mickiewicz, Allan Grant, and Douglas Feirstein have plenty of reasons to pop the champaigne corks, which reportedly flowed as of 10 AM on a recent September morning.
With over 500+ approved employers, and over half a billion dollars in job offers extended through their platform, Hired represents Software Engineers, UX/UI Designers, Product Managers, and Data Scientists alike, with the goal of “innovating the status quo by making the hiring experience as seamless and efficient as possible.”
Along with the new name comes a brand new look, along with an expansion to five major markets: San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, LA, and NYC.
Earlier this year, Hired announced its $2.7 million Series A round from a consortium of leading VCs, including SoftTech, Google Ventures, and New Enterprise Associates.
Recognizing that the spirit and practice of entrepreneurship can enrich and benefit government and the public sector, Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced the San Francisco Entrepreneurship in Residence, a new initiative from the Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation.
Working in tandem with the Mayor’s office, talented entrepreneurial teams will build technology-enabled products to drive significant ends towards governmental goals: whether increased revenue, enhanced productivity, or decreased cost.
“We need the top entrepreneurs to work with us on opportunities that are actual pain points and needs of government,” says Mayor Lee. “San Francisco’s EIR program advances our role and vision as the Innovation Capital of the World.”
The program will last for 16 weeks, beginning mid-October of this year and continuing through February. Teams, of which three to five will be selected, will have unprecedented access to the $142 billion public sector market, tackling areas such as data, mobile and cloud services, healthcare, education, transportation, energy and infrastructure.
The moves comes as another inspiring moment for Mayor Lee, whose alliance with Twitter, Spotify, and other leading startups is revitalizing the long-depressed Mid-Market area, bringing jobs and prosperity to an area accustomed to empty storefronts and deserted sidewalks — a long-beleagured neighborhood that the mayor himself is set for a “total resurgence.“