6.11: SF New Tech With BrainBot, Kindr, UpGrade It!, PresentiGO, Contract Live, Antidot, Squid Solutions, TechCrunch, Merriman Captial and more!

6.11: SF New Tech With BrainBot, Kindr, UpGrade It!, PresentiGO, Contract Live, Antidot, Squid Solutions, TechCrunch, Merriman Captial and more!



1) Meet Merriman Capital! Get funded!

Merriman Capital has stepped up to sponsor our shindig with the singular goal of helping startups get funded. Marc Lewis, Merriman’s Managing Director, and Chief Technology Strategist, will be on-hand to introduce the Merriman Digital Capital Network (DCN), a transaction platform for institutional and accredited investors that enables a comprehensive and compliant venue for transactions in U.S. capital markets. The Merriman DCN links 100s of institutional and accredited investors with a wide selection of pre-screened investment opportunities — like yours — across multiple strategies, sectors, and deal sizes. Let’s get your startup in the DCN!

2) Meet Sarah Buhr from TechCrunch! Get noticed!

Sarah will not only be scouting for great startups stories for TechCrunch, she’ll be helping to moderate the event! Woot!

3) Meet the following 7 HOT Startups from here and abroad who’ll be on stage to demo and take your questions/comments:

* BrainBot is a sensor-driven device that’s designed to help you calm your soul.
* Kindr is all about thoughtful messaging to make more people happy.
* UpGrade It! parlays the power to improve our surroundings.
* PresentiGO makes life easier for sales people in the field.
* Contract Live with cloud-based contract management.
* Antidot with enriched technical documentation drafting solutions.
* Squid Solutions with tailor-made analytics apps for B2B.

4) Meet Telerik’s Chief Strategy Officer, Steve Forte! Work smarter!

Steve will share how Telerik‘s platform empowers its customers to create compelling app experiences across any screen and more. Telerik’s end-to end platform uniquely combines industry-leading UI tools with cloud services to simplify the entire app development lifecycle. Telerik tools and services can be adopted individually or as a platform and seamlessly integrated with other popular developer solutions. More than 130,000 customers from 40,000 organizations in 94 countries depend on Telerik products, including more than 450 of the Fortune 500®, academic institutions, governments and non-profits. Ask Steve how Telerik can help your startup!

5) Meet Heather Meeker of MeekerQuinn! Get traction!

Heather and team are SFNT’s trusted partners in traction who are all-in when it comes to helping startups bust through the clutter! Heather will be at Mighty looking for ways to move the needle for your startup. Ask me for an intro.

6) #MeetMicrosoft! Take a vacation!

Learn how to bring your vacation dreams to life with Bing, OneDrive, Outlook.com, and IE. Microsoft also invites you to apply to become a Product Expert in their new “Idea Lab”, and you could win $300 towards your next vacation. Visit http://aka.ms/IdeaLabApp1 to join.

7) Meet everyone else! Make new friends!

Connect with 150+ other geeks and freaks who also call technology their passion. They’ll be in the house — or in line for the taco truck — eager to meet you!

8) Free tacos, yo! Get fed!

We dish out free tacos from one of SF’s most-loved taco trucks for the first 150 folks in the door. Your plate awaits!


SF New Tech
Mobile & More 

Doors open @ 5:30 for 2 hours of getting to know each other over free tacos.
Presentations start @ 7:30 pm

Come for the networking, stay for the demos!

Mighty is a 21+ venue
Rohan Dixit, Founder
BrainBot is a wearable device that helps you stay calm and relaxed. It uses an embedded sensor measuring stress patterns in your autonomic nervous system. Your BrainBot knows when you’re stressed and encourages you to breath deeply when you need it most.  http://www.brainbot.me // https://twitter.com/brainbot



Matt Ivester, CEO
Kindr is disrupting ecards and physical greetings cards with it’s mobile-first approach to thoughtful messaging.  Their slogan is “Brighten someone’s day” and the app enables its users to do exactly that by sending thoughtful, funny, or cute GIFs and images paired with short captions or notes.   http://www.kindr.me //

Upgrade It!
Infrastructure Upgrade, Inc.
Matthew Myers, Founder & CEO
Frustrated by crumbling Infrastructure? Here is your iPhone app. Download Upgrade it! @ https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/upgrade-it!/id672622614


Jan Tkac, Founder
PresentiGO is a better way for sales teams to present in the field.
-Sales reps can give more engaging presentations.
-Sales directors can gain insight into what’s working out in the field.
-Marketing can improve and deliver consistent messaging.  http://www.presentigo.com

Contract Live

Contract Live
Matthieu Lhoumeau, CEO
Contract Live is a cloud-based platform which help companies manage all their contracts (supplier, client, HR, partnership, etc.) throughout all stages (creation, negotiation, e-signing, managing) in one single safe place.  http://www.contract-live.com/


Fabrice Lacroix, CEO
Anidot specializes in data enrichment and search engines. Their solution Fluid Topics has ‘reinvented’ the way technical documentation drafting and editing is done. It essentially allows users to add personalized documents and create lively, simple and interactive online publication systems with browsing, search, annotation, comment and feedback features.  http://www.antidot.net/en/

Squid Solutions
Squid Solutions
Adrien Schmidt, CEO
Squid Solutions fuels innovation and drive performance via powerful, tailor-made analytics apps. Squid provides the most demanding B2B publishing industry players with transparent usage metrics in a faster and more flexible way. Its usage analytics dashboards, core user segmentation, and visualization app is all combined in a beautiful, clear, and readable interface.  http://squidsolutions.com/en/

Event Sponsor

Merriman Capital

 ub/io ubi i/o is the Silicon Valley accelerator program launched by UBIFRANCE and Bpifrance and dedicated to highly promising French tech companies having a well-defined and achievable U.S. project. ubi i/o is an evolution of UBIFRANCE’s annual French Tech Tour, 7 years in existence. The 8 participants will use ubi i/o’s 10 week acceleration program to kickstart their business in the US, and introduce their outstanding technologies to the American market. ubi i/o is a part of the “French Tech” initiative launched this year by the French government. http://ubi-io.com/

 SF New Tech Sponsors

Microsoft Telerik empowers its customers to create compelling app experiences across any screen. Our end-to- end platform uniquely combines industry-leading UI tools with cloud services to simplify the entire   app development lifecycle. Telerik tools and services can be adopted individually or as a platform and   seamlessly integrated with other popular developer solutions. More than 130,000 customers from   40,000 organizations in 94 countries depend on Telerik products, including more than 450 of the   Fortune 500®, academic institutions, governments and non-profits. For additional information about   Telerik, please visit telerik.com or follow @telerik on Twitter.
  doubledutch     Fathom Law
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6.3: Merriman Capital Digital Currency Summit: The Ripple Effect

6.3: Merriman Capital Digital Currency Summit: The Ripple Effect

Merriman Capital Digital Currency Summit

A highly exclusive event to meet digital currency pioneers and learn how their companies are transforming the payment landscape. 

Registration @ 1:00 pm sharp.





Sponsored by:

Digial Capital Network 


Cocktails courtesy of:

Fair Spirits 

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5.28: SFNT w/Fleksy, Magneto, Sublime Skinz, Vade Retro, Trade Lab, Queue & more

5.28: SFNT w/Fleksy, Magneto, Sublime Skinz, Vade Retro, Trade Lab, Queue & more

SF New Tech




Mighty is a 21+ venue.
Free Tacos for the first 150 people in the door.



Ioannis Verdelis
Founder & COO
Fleksy is the most comfortable, most accurate, most beautiful smartphone typing experience in the world.  It’s now also the fastest. Fleksy holds the Guinness World Record for fastest typing on a smartphone. Watch this!
http://fleksy.com http://android.fleksy.com //



Queue Technologies
Joe Sanchis, CEO
Smart lines allows your fans to “jump up” the purchase, pre-order, or promotional campaign line by sharing, referring, and engaging. This makes waiting more exciting, social, and rewarding! Turn your customers into a marketing channel. http://www.queuetechnologies.com



Vade Retro
Dimitri Perret, Marketing & Business Development
Vade Retro provides a unique email classification engine and a safe unsubscribe service that manages threats (spam, phishing, scam, virus, etc.) and graymail (newsletters, commercial emails, social networks notifications) for inbound and outbound customer flow.  http://www.vade-retro.com/fr/



Charles Gros, Founder

Tradelab’s Trading Desk platform manages and directs advertisers’ and media agencies’ display, mobile, and video campaigns through Real Time Auctions. Tradelab’s objective is to reach targeted audiences, developed through its own proprietary data management platform, optimization technologies, tag management system, and viewability optimization.  http://www.tradelab.fr/


Sublime Skinz

Jean-Marc Pericone, Co-Founder & President
Jerem Febvre, Co-Founder & COO

Sublimeskinz is one of the leading ad networks specializing in skin-based technology across the Internet. Having only launched a little over one year ago, they delivered over 300 campaigns on 700+ websites in France alone (with 29 Million Unique visitors per month), working with more than 40 media agencies. They’ve now set their sights on markets outside of France, recruiting 150 websites in the UK, more than 300 websites in Spain and more than 100 in the US.  http://fr.sublimeskinz.com/


Gadi Shamia, Founder & CEO
Magneto is a cloud based calendar and to-do system that helps you have a better day. It integrates with Google and Exchange calendars and available on the web, iOs and as an extension. With Magneto you get automatic travel times added to your calendar, an easy way to share your calendar with anyone and integrated smart to-dos. http://magneto.me





Microsoft’s Internet Explorer
Rethink the web. Come see (and touch!) how Microsoft reimagines exploring the internet with IE11, now in Xbox One and Windows 8.1. Plus who knows… once you #MeetIE, you might get something extra ;)




 SF New Tech Sponsors

Microsoft Twitter
  doubledutch     Fathom Law

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The SF New Tech Post Show Show 4.16

The SF New Tech Post Show Show 4.16

Check out the April 16th SF New Tech Post Show Show with #ThatTechGirl, Liberty Madison
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The Startup Conference 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 | 9AM-5PM

Fox Theatre, 2223 Broadway St, Redwood City, CA 94063

SF New Tech is proud to support the organization of the Startup Conference 2014. Discover how to start your own startup and network with 2,000 fellow entrepreneurs and engineers. Journalists from TechCrunch and other media will be present as well. Conference speakers include Guy Kawasaki, Tim Draper, Vivek Wadhwa, David Hornik, Christine Herron, Bill Reichert and many more. If you just want to learn about hot new startups, stop by the International Startup Fair on the Courthouse Plaza in front of Fox Theater and browse the aisles of an outdoor street festival for startups. Exhibitors include venture capital firms and startups launching new products in the Demo Pit. The Startup Fair is free and open to the public –  SF New Tech members receive a 20% discount for the Startup Conference and demo tables at the fair, please use promotion code “SFNT20″.



Monday, May 19, 2014 | 8AM-6:30PM

Grand Hyatt, San Francisco

Big data analytics will continue to ignite explosive growth for those able to leverage it in 2014.

But while the data-science field continues to evolve at warp speed, companies are moving to a more practical stage this year: They’re seeking real results from their investments in analytics tools. They’re looking to boost revenue or curtail costs — or best of all, both.

VentureBeat hosted our inaugural DataBeat event in 2013, and it was a smash success, bringing together some of the top data scientists, analysts, investors, and entrepreneurs in the field of big data.

This year’s DataBeat will be laser focused on helping companies increase profitability through smart analytics and big data tools. We’re gathering the brightest minds to filter through the noise and give new insights on the people, technologies, and strategies that will accelerate growth.

Purchase one of the first 50 tickets and save $300!


The 5th Annual PR Summit Conference: Content Connect

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | 9AM-6PM

The Old Mint 54 Mint Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94103

On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 join 500 executives, top media influencers & entrepreneurs discuss the latest trends and best practices in business communications, story telling and content marketing.  Spend One-on-one time with this industry visionaries, and leaders from the world of publishing, public relations, marketing, branding, advertising agencies, and other verticals and brands with a vested interest in the future of social journalism and digital storytelling.


USA Today, Fast Company, Forbes, Entrepreneur TechCrunch, Venture Beat, GigaOM, San Jose Mercury News, Google, Wall Street Journal, AirPR, Thrillist & LinkedIn


Content Marketing, and PR Thought Leadership.


1. Ben Parr, (Co-Founder & Managing Partner DominateFund)

2. Cotton Delo (San Francisco Bureau Chief, Advertising Age)

3. Jon Swartz (SF Bureau Chief, USA Today)

4. Josh Constine, (Writer, TechCrunch)

5. Paul Walborsky (CEO, GigaOM)

6. Porter Gale (Author, Marketer, Tech-Lover and Start-up Advisor)

7. Rebekah Iliff (Chief Strategy Officer, AirPR)

8. Sarah Buhr (Writer, USA Today)

9. Tim Draper (Founder, Draper Fisher Jurvetson)


Promo of 20% off (Only 10-Available)

Promo of 15% off (Open)


Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | 1:30PM – 7PM

Parc 55 Wyndham, San Francisco

CloudNOW, the non-profit consortium of the leading women in cloud and emerging technologies, invites you to attend our Third Annual CloudNOW Top Women in Cloud Innovation Awards. This year the focus of the Awards is on the end-user customer. We hope that you will join us for CloudNOW’s flagship event featuring the Top Women in Cloud, industry pioneers, and leading academicians from Stanford. Enjoy no-host bar, and an elegant dinner buffet at one of the most exclusive hotels in SF!

The Innovation Awards recognize the Top 10 cloud end-user customers for outstanding cloud and converging technology projects and implementations. During the event, the Top 10 Women will present their projects in a pitch-style competition where the Top Woman in Cloud will be named on-site for a real-time award of the title, Top Woman in Cloud.

Attendees: Cloud end-users, analysts, tech thought leader/ pioneers, VCs, and entrepreneurs

Sponsors: Dell, Cisco, GreenQloud, HP, IBM, VMware

Speakers: Manjula Talreja, VP Cloud Practices, Cisco; Margaret Dawson, Chief Cloud Evangelist, HP; Vanessa Alvarez, cloud thought leader, former Forrester analyst; Dr. Andrea Davies, Stanford.

Judges: Gia Scinto, Partner Andreessen Horowitz, employee #8; Amber Osborne, CMO Meshfire, Twitter “Top CMO”


SF New Tech will consider spreading the word about your event if you tell us more about it here.

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UI/UX + MVP = SFNTx1000

UI/UX + MVP = SFNTx1000


SFNT is seeking a UI/UX designer to polish up an MVP that we’re building to give startups an amazing new way to showcase their work.   Since we’re zero-funded on this project, we’re looking for your love in exchange for ours.  You’ll work with great people and, at the least, walk away with a great portfolio piece. This is just the beginning.  Big things are afoot!  Ping us here.
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We debuted a brand new mobile app at our last event.  And it’s now open for everyone!

If you download it now and leave notifications on, you’ll get a free ticket to our next event!

We’re set on set on making mobile your spot for all-things-SFNT.

Now, you can:

  • interact with others in the room when you join us live
  • get tips on free stuff (tickets, prizes, discounts) at and in between events
  • access to video archives of past demos
  • access to SFNTinvest
  • much, much, more.

Big thanks to DoubleDutch!

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Ride on, Danny!

Ride on, Danny!

Daniel Jabbour



Daniel Jabbour, pictured above, helped us build SFNTinvest.  As the leader of a team of hackers at Amoeba Consulting and as the founder of The Psychedelic Society of San Francisco, Daniel was always up to something mind-bending.  He was an amazing collaborator with a heart of gold.  We lost Danny a few weeks ago and we will miss him. You can read more about Daniel here.

Ride on, Danny.  Thanks for everything!

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HD Video of SFNT 4.16 w/The Secret of Raising Money, Crossfader, Digify, Firechat, Discover.ly, more!

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Avegant Glyph and Petcube Named Winners of First-Ever 6 About to Break Competition LIVE at Macworld/iWorld 2014


Photo Courtesy of Haj Matsukata

SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Live from the Expo Hall, Macworld/iWorld 2014 attendees and a panel of all-star judges have named the co-winners of the inaugural Macworld/iWorld and SF New Tech 6 About to Break competition. Out of more than 100 entrants, Avegant Glyph and Petcube emerged tied as the overall winners based on their innovative design and technology. 6 About to Break was created to spotlight the most innovative apps, accessories, software, hardware and utilities uniquely positioned to breakout as leaders in the Apple marketplace. Read more…

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