Santa Clara County, California

Gatik, the Leader in Autonomous Middle Mile Logistics, Raises $25 Million in Series A Funding

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 11:00am

Gatik will use the funding to further expand its operations across North America, its team size in Silicon Valley and growing presence in Canada.

Key Points: 
  • Gatik will use the funding to further expand its operations across North America, its team size in Silicon Valley and growing presence in Canada.
  • To date, Gatik has completed over 30,000 revenue-generating autonomous orders for multiple Fortune 500 customers in the US and Canada.
  • Gatik was founded in 2017 by veterans of the autonomous technology industry and has established offices in Palo Alto and Toronto.
  • With its fleet of light to medium duty trucks, Gatik is leading the way in autonomous middle mile delivery.

Sereno Group Honored to be #21 in the Silicon Valley Business Journal's 2019 Top Philanthropic Givers List

Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 7:46pm

MONTE SERENO, Calif., Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Sereno Group is pleased to announce that the company has risen to #21 (up from #26 last year) in the Silicon Valley Business Journal's Top Corporate Philanthropists.

Key Points: 
  • MONTE SERENO, Calif., Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Sereno Group is pleased to announce that the company has risen to #21 (up from #26 last year) in the Silicon Valley Business Journal's Top Corporate Philanthropists.
  • Social impact has always been a part of the company mission and the Sereno Group 1% For Good Charitable Foundation is an extension of the belief that businesses have a responsibility to contribute to the people and communities where they operate.
  • Sereno Group's recent partnerships with both the Community Foundation Santa Cruz and Los Altos Community Foundation has increased its community impact and ability to network with other nonprofit organizations.
  • Since 2012, this agent-driven initiative has been able to contribute to 248 philanthropic organizations throughout Silicon Valley and the Santa Cruz coastal communities and donate over $3.4 million.

SV Clean Energy Directs $14M to Electric Vehicle Charging

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 6:33pm

SVCE is one of several agencies partnering on the CALeVIP Peninsula-Silicon Valley effort totaling over $55.2 million with the City of Palo Alto Utilities, Peninsula Clean Energy, San Jos Clean Energy and Silicon Valley Power.

Key Points: 
  • SVCE is one of several agencies partnering on the CALeVIP Peninsula-Silicon Valley effort totaling over $55.2 million with the City of Palo Alto Utilities, Peninsula Clean Energy, San Jos Clean Energy and Silicon Valley Power.
  • Current grant recipients are piloting new ways of deploying charging in apartment complexes and optimizing vehicle charging based on time-of-use rates.
  • As a public agency, net revenues are returned to the community to keep rates competitive and promote clean energy programs.
  • Silicon Valley Clean Energy is advancing innovative solutions to fight climate change by decarbonizing the grid, transportation, and buildings.

Silicon Valley-grade education comes to Ecuador

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 6:05pm

Holberton School comes to Ecuador in alliance with BuenTrip Hub, the local incubator for technology startups.

Key Points: 
  • Holberton School comes to Ecuador in alliance with BuenTrip Hub, the local incubator for technology startups.
  • We are excited to be part of the solution by bringing our Silicon Valley-grade education to Ecuador.
  • To help make Holbertons Silicon Valley-grade education financially accessible, tuition can be paid either upfront or in monthly payments.
  • Holberton School is a computer science school founded in Silicon Valley to address a gap in the education system for aspiring software engineers.

New Program at SCU’s Silicon Valley Executive Center Prepares Black Executives for Board Leadership

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 2:00pm

The Black Corporate Board Readiness (BCBR) program is designed for executives and entrepreneurs with significant senior leadership experience who are interested in public or private corporate board service.

Key Points: 
  • The Black Corporate Board Readiness (BCBR) program is designed for executives and entrepreneurs with significant senior leadership experience who are interested in public or private corporate board service.
  • Offered through Santa Clara Universitys Silicon Valley Executive Center , the BCBR program seeks to accelerate diversity in corporate governance with a goal of better business performance and encouraging racial justice.
  • The response of venture capital, private equity, and executive search firms to the Black Corporate Board Readiness program concept and launch is incredibly heartening, said Dennis Lanham, executive director of Silicon Valley Executive Center.
  • Our extraordinary Program Advisory Council has guided us in designing a program that largely includes facilitators, mentors and advisors with lived experience of being seasoned Black corporate directors on many of the largest firms in Silicon Valley and beyond.

Pinnacle Bank Announces Expansion into Silicon Valley

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 2:00pm

GILROY, Calif., Nov. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Pinnacle Bank (OTCQB: PBNK) headquartered in Gilroy, CA announced today that their new office in Silicon Valley is open for business.

Key Points: 
  • GILROY, Calif., Nov. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Pinnacle Bank (OTCQB: PBNK) headquartered in Gilroy, CA announced today that their new office in Silicon Valley is open for business.
  • The addition of this banking office enhances Pinnacle Bank's premier business banking experience from Salinas Valley to Silicon Valley.
  • The Findley Reports named Pinnacle Bank a 2020 Super Premier performing bank.
  • Pinnacle Bank is a full-service community business bank dedicated to providing quality depository and credit services in Santa Clara, San Benito, and Monterey counties.

Tachyum Resumes Hiring in Slovakia and USA

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 1:00pm

Tachyum Inc., the Silicon Valley and Slovakian semiconductor company, today announced the restart of hiring activities.

Key Points: 
  • Tachyum Inc., the Silicon Valley and Slovakian semiconductor company, today announced the restart of hiring activities.
  • Tachyum is looking to fill various expert positions in Slovakia as well as in the United States.
  • In the US, Tachyum is looking to add hardware design engineers, verification engineers, physical design engineers, and product marketing positions.
  • Tachyum is looking for highly talented contributors to add to the Tachyum team.

Silicon Valley Insurtech VisitorsCoverage Wins Coveted Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Innovation

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 12:00pm

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Silicon Valley-based VisitorsCoverage is a recipient of the coveted 2020 Travel Weekly Silver Magellan Award.

Key Points: 
  • SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Silicon Valley-based VisitorsCoverage is a recipient of the coveted 2020 Travel Weekly Silver Magellan Award.
  • The Travel Weekly Magellan Awards honors the best in travel and salutes the outstanding travel professionals behind it all.
  • Travel Weekly is the most influential provider of news, research, opinion, and analysis to the North American travel trade marketplace.
  • VisitorsCoverage Inc. is a Silicon Valley-based insurtech company headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. which provides travel insurance for millions of global travelers in over 175 countries.

Value Colleges Releases Rankings of Digital Marketing Degree Programs

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 1:33pm

The top 3 online Digital Marketing Master's programs are: 1) University of Florida, 2) Johns Hopkins University, and 3) Santa Clara University.

Key Points: 
  • The top 3 online Digital Marketing Master's programs are: 1) University of Florida, 2) Johns Hopkins University, and 3) Santa Clara University.
  • The top 3 online Digital Marketing Bachelor's programs are: 1) Arizona State University; 2) Oregon State University; 3) Indiana Wesleyan University.
  • The top 3 online Digital Marketing Certificate programs are: 1) Duke University; 2) Harvard University; 3) University of Virginia.
  • Value Colleges congratulates the top 3 in each category, as well as all of the top digital marketing degree schools!

Marcelo Claure, CEO of SoftBank Group International and Dan Schulman, CEO of PayPal, Headline Culture Shifting Weekend NYC, Largest Gathering of Black and Latinx VCs

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 5:15pm

Each coast has a different format; Silicon Valley is the largest gathering of Black leaders in tech, innovation, and social impact to narrow the inequality gap on boards, in tech, the c-suite and entrepreneurship.

Key Points: 
  • Each coast has a different format; Silicon Valley is the largest gathering of Black leaders in tech, innovation, and social impact to narrow the inequality gap on boards, in tech, the c-suite and entrepreneurship.
  • CSW NYC is the largest gathering of Black and Latinx venture capitalists and aims to narrow the inequality gap in venture.
  • https://www.cultureshiftingweekends.com/
    Ms. Hoffman is an advisor, dealmaker, strategist, speaker, author, and the founder and CEO of Culture Shift Labs.
  • She has spoken or led panels at Milken Global Conference and National Association of Corporate Directors.