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Bullpen Capital

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Bullpen Capital is an early-stage venture fund which makes follow-on investments in start-ups funded by super-angels. Bullpen's market focus is on the social-mobile web sector (both enterprise and direct to consumer), which is experiencing a new tech boom.

DLA Piper

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DLA Piper is a longtime leader in representing startups, venture capitalists and technology investment bankers. We perennially rank nationally and globally in the top 3 for venture capital, M&A and IPOs. Since our roots in the Bay Area as Gray Cary Ware & Friedenrich, we have been renowned for representing countless technology companies, including Adobe, Ascend Communications, Groupon, Qualcomm, Salesforce, and 3Com. Our Northern California corporate lawyers are highly active in the startup and venture communities, and have enormous corporate development experience, having each "been there, done that" at all stages of development for hundreds of companies.

Hood & Strong, LLP

Hood & Strong LLP was founded 92 years ago on the premise of delivering high-quality accounting services to prominent individuals and family-owned companies. The firm's book of business represented the "who's who" of early California entrepreneurs, who built name companies and became noted philanthropists as well. Since 1917, Hood & Strong has grown to serve the comprehensive needs of a diverse range of clients throughout the Greater Bay Area offering a full complement of tax, audit, business consulting and wealth management services from offices in San Francisco, Redwood Shores and San Jose.

Norwest Venture Partners

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NVP is a global, multi-stage investment firm that makes early to late stage venture and growth equity investments across a wide range of sectors. The firm manages more than $3.7 billion in capital and has funded over 500 companies since inception.

Rackspace

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Rackspace Hosting is the open cloud company, delivering open technologies and powering more than 197,000 customers worldwide. Rackspace provides its renowned Fanatical Support across a broad portfolio of IT products, including Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Hosting and Dedicated Hosting. Rackspace was positioned in the Leaders Quadrant by Gartner Inc. in the "2011 Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting." Rackspace is headquartered in San Antonio with offices and data centers around the world.

Turnstone

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Steelcase's Turnstone brand offers a hassle free process to help individuals, small teams and emerging companies create inspiring and functional work environments. Its collection of Knowledge, Products and Services offerings, wrapped around a simple planning methodology (Meet, Mingle, Escape), empowers users to create inspiring, functional and affordable spaces.

Wells Fargo

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Wells Fargo & Company is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.3 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet, and other distribution channels across North America and internationally. With approximately 280,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in America.