San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2015
One of the nation’s largest online lead generation companies, Zeeto, is proud to announce it has been recognized as one of the best places to work for millennial employees in the United States. Out of over 3,000 companies polled nationwide, Zeeto is excited to be named a top 75 finalist. The list, which comes on the heels of news that millennials are now the largest workforce in America, is the first of its kind to identify companies that excel at recruiting, developing, and retaining top millennial performers.
The full list of the Best Places to Work for Millennials and accompanying paper Unlocking Millennial Talent is available at: BestPlacesToWorkMillennials.com.
“This award is special to us because it recognizes Zeeto’s unique culture and the things we’re doing that appeal to millennials and what they’re looking for in today’s workplace,” said Zeeto President & CEO, Stephan Goss. “We encourage employees to try new things – to come up with new processes and not be afraid of failure, but rather embrace it.”
“If you are a millennial seeking a rewarding career or an employer who is managing or recruiting millennials, the Best Place to Work for Millennials is your resource,” said best selling author and millennial expert Jason Dorsey of The Center for Generational Kinetics. “These are the companies that excel in creating a fulfilling work experience with what is now the largest workforce segment in the Unites States.”
To find the best places to work for millennials, The Center for Generational Kinetics partnered with the workplace excellence research firm Best Companies Group (BCG), who manage over 50 “Best Places to Work” programs around the globe. BCG analyzed data from over 4,000 U.S. organizations that participated in BCG’s various programs. BCG included policy and benefit offerings from the employer surveys conducted in the last 12 months.
As CEO, Goss has solidified Zeeto as a leader in the online lead gen space, with over 50 million leads produced last year. Under his leadership the company’s revenue has doubled each year, bringing in $ 32.5 million in 2014, and is on pace to hit $ 65 million for 2015. Their flagship properties, Samples.com and GetItFree.us have cornered the coupons, deals and free samples market, attracting an average of 9 million visitors a month, while producing 7+ million redemptions in the last ten months.
With a culture of openness and transparency mixed with some of the best perks in today’s job market, it’s no surprise Zeeto has become a place millennials flock to. Zeeto boasts two full-time chefs that provide daily breakfast and lunch. A fully stocked kitchen with more amenities than you can imagine. The company brews their own beer – affectionately dubbed “Zeeto Brew” and barrel ages Manhattans. Two office masseuses ensure a stress-free environment. Employees are encouraged to bring their dogs to work. They have a hair stylist… laundry service…free annual tax service…yoga instructor, the list goes on. If employees are in the mood for a little more interaction, they can choose between Ping-Pong, darts, foosball, chess, or PlayStation. Outside the office, the company sponsors bi-weekly happy hours with a $ 2500 budget and free Uber rides. Paid field trips to Padres games, the Del Mar Horse Races, ski trips and brewery tours keep the company close together.
About Zeeto: Zeeto is a technology company that specializes in generating high ROI leads for clients across all verticals. With over 50 million leads generated in 2014, Zeeto has become a powerhouse in the performance-based online marketing industry. Our proprietary cutting edge technology uses custom in-house analytics and complex optimization algorithms to create a dynamic user experience that delivers the highest quality leads for online marketers, agencies and brands. Recognized as one of the Top 5 Places to Work in San Diego, we have some of the most creative minds and talented people in the industry.
About The Center for Generational Kinetics: The Center for Generational Kinetics is the global leader in teaching companies to better employ and sell to Millennials. The Center leads original research that uncovers new Millennial and generational trends in the workplace and marketplace. The Center solves Millennial challenges through research, speaking and consulting. The Center’s clients range from industry leaders such as Mercedes-Benz and Four Seasons Hotels to venture-backed technology startups. The Center works with over 120 clients per year. Learn more about The Center and its mission to bridge generations at http://www.GenHQ.com.
About the Best Companies Group: Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country and internationally to establish and manage “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, statewide, regional and industry basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.
Application Acceleration Startup Bitfusion Named Disrupt 2015 Battlefield Finalist Closes $1.45M in Seed Funding
Austin, Texas (PRWEB) May 06, 2015
Bitfusion, a new company delivering powerful hardware acceleration technologies to boost application performance, today announced that it has been selected as a finalist in TechCrunch Disrupt 2015’s prestigious Startup Battlefield, and has closed its seed round of financing worth $ 1.45 million. The company received praise for its innovative technology, which automatically utilizes the underlying hardware infrastructure—any mix of CPUs, GPUs and FPGAs—to boost application software performance by up to 100X without any code re-write or specialized skills. The solution offers data-intensive organizations supercomputing-class capabilities with a platform layer that features custom software, performance-portable libraries and hardware appliances to provide unprecedented levels of acceleration.
“Many enterprises miss the potential in their infrastructure: There’s always a high level of underused capacity, and our solution is designed specifically to identify existing hardware capabilities, implement optimized software packages for active applications, and achieve greatly enhanced performance,” said Subbu Rama, CEO of Bitfusion. “Expensive horizontal scaling doesn’t have to be the default choice. By accelerating the existing hardware and significantly boosting software performance, businesses can fundamentally revise their essential operating practices, cut costs and pursue new market opportunities. That’s why we’re excited to bring this solution to market.”
The Bitfusion solution is custom-built for a business environment in which the sheer volume of incoming data—with multiple formats, hardware form factors, applications and social media channels—puts an unprecedented strain on the infrastructure. Most organizations see aggressive horizontal scaling as the only option, but adding server nodes typically drives up operating costs, inefficiencies and technical complications. By contrast, powering the hardware with options such as FPGA and GPU hardware accelerators enables high-performance computing to be conducted more easily, inexpensively, and quickly via the Bitfusion platform.
Bitfusion also enables increased performance on commodity cloud environments and simple application deployment to more exotic hardware configurations. Users are able to leverage the unique strengths of CPUs, GPUs, and FPGAs in highly integrated and optimized systems to accelerate performance by several orders of magnitude.
Bitfusion just closed a round of seed financing worth $ 1.45M from a group of highly respected venture firms. These include Data Collective VC, which invests in entrepreneurs building Big Data companies; Resonant VC, which invests in cloud infrastructure companies; and the Geekdom Fund, which invests in early-stage IT startups. Bitfusion also recently graduated from Techstars Cloud, part of the Techstars global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market wherever they choose to build their business.
“We’ve found that many of our portfolio companies—particularly those applying algorithms to transform diverse industries that range from security and healthcare to agriculture and drug discovery—have an almost unlimited appetite for supercomputing capabilities,” said Matt Ocko, co-founder and co-Managing Partner of Data Collective Venture Capital. “We invested in Bitfusion because this technology dramatically improves the price/performance equation for these companies and their Fortune 500 partners, even making supercomputing cost-effective in branch offices in the Third World. We’re excited to see Bitfusion unlock the kind of innovation that’s currently confined to elite research labs by making these capabilities economically viable on a global basis.”
Bitfusion implements unique software technologies to expose the benefits of hardware accelerators such as FPGAs to boost application performance by up to 100x—transparently, automatically, and without application rewrite. Bitfusion can even accelerate applications on existing infrastructures (using standard CPUs) by leveraging underutilized hardware capabilities. By offering high levels of performance with zero-friction migration to more advanced hardware technologies, Bitfusion brings supercomputing-class performance to a wide audience.
The Bitfusion product line includes:
Bitfusion Boost: Speed up existing clouds and data centers using Bitfusion software acceleration to automatically take advantage of all available resources.
Bitfusion Appliance: Accelerate applications up to 100x in existing data centers using Bitfusion appliances consisting of hardware accelerators with software libraries.
Bitfusion Supercloud: On-demand access to hardware accelerators such as FPGAs in the cloud, along with a large set of libraries for rapid application acceleration.
Subbu Rama, Chief Executive Officer: Subbu has held leadership roles in hardware and software divisions at global conglomerates, building CPUs, micro-servers, SoCs and cloud configurations. He was most recently a founding member of Dell’s first Cloud Infrastructure Marketplace business and helped build the product and engineering team.
Maciej Bajkowski, Chief Operating Officer: Maciej is an engineering veteran who has worked at Intel, Samsung, Freescale and Dell, among other companies, and his work has focused on the hardware design of high-speed components, memory systems and storage solutions. He holds several patents in this field.
Mazhar Memon, Chief Technology Officer: Over the course of a long career, Mazhar has built extensive experience in networking architectures, software performance optimization and large-scale high-performance computing (HPC) systems. The bulk of his work has been at Intel, where he served in multiple technical leadership and architecture roles.
Bitfusion is now available publicly. Sign up for early access at Bitfusion.io.
Bitfusion uses hardware acceleration to boost application performance by up to 100x—without having to write any code. Bitfusion offer supercomputing-class performance with a platform layer that features custom software, performance-portable libraries and hardware appliances to provide unprecedented acceleration in the existing infrastructure without user code rewrite or specialized skills. For more information visit: http://www.bitfusion.io