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Machine Zone

Machine Zone is the leader in free2play Mobile Technology Platform and core MMO games with hit titles including Game Of War – Fire Age, iMob 2, Original Gangstaz, and Global War. Winner of the Crunchies Award (Techcrunch), Machine Zone is a unique and highly talented team of free2play games experts and rock-star engineers focused on building highly engaging mobile experience & real-time data platform.

Capital One

A Fortune 500 company and one of the most widely-recognized brands in America, Capital One is all about making products that have big impact, through its broad array of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses, and commercial clients. Using a human-centered Design Thinking approach for building out its products and experiences, Capital One is reimagining the way 65 million people interact with their money.

Mesosphere

Mesosphere is building a new kind of data center operating system (DCOS) that organizes all of your machines, VMs, and cloud instances into a single pool of intelligently and dynamically shared resources. It runs on top of and enhances any modern version of Linux. The Mesosphere DCOS is built around Apache Mesos, is highly-available and fault-tolerant, and runs in both private data centers and on public clouds. 

 

Tesla

Founded in 2003 by Elon Musk, J. B. Straubel, Marc Tarpenning, Ian Wright, and Martin Eberhard, and backed by a number of high-profile investors, Tesla Motors is a company that designs, manufactures, & sells high-performance electric sports cars. It uses proprietary technology, world-class design, and state-of-the-art manufacturing processes to create a new generation of highway capable electric vehicles. 

HackerOne

HackerOne is empowering the world to build a safer internet. Launched publicly in 2013 and started by the former head of the Facebook security team, HackerOne “streamlines the exchange between a researcher and the response team,” by offering a platform that gives companies an organized way to set up bug tracking programs, with or without a cash reward bounty.

Thumbtack

Thumbtack is a service provider that helps you accomplish the personal projects that are central to your life. Whether you need to paint your home, learn a new language, or plan your daughter’s birthday party, Thumbtack is the easiest and most dependable way to hire the right professional for your projects.

Premise

Premise is an economic monitoring platform company that is building a global network to track macroeconomic and human development trends in real time. Its software and mobile infrastructure collects millions of discrete data points every day from thousands of local sources.   Current Opportunities

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Airbnb

Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. Founded in August of 2008 and based in SF, California, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 192 countries. Current Opportunities

Venmo/Braintree

Venmo is a service of peer to peer payments, making it easy, safe, and fun to pay your friends. Venmo’s iPhone and Android apps allow you to make and share payments with friends for rent, utilities, dinner, drinks, movies, concert tickets, birthdays, laughs, and anything else. It was acquired by Braintree in 2012 to further transform online and mobile commerce.  Current Opportunities

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Firebase

Firebase, the realtime app platform, is on a mission to change the internet. Grown out of a group chat service for the web, Firebase was built to make real-time technology broadly accessible to developers, so that they can build their own powerful realtime web and mobile apps in minutes. Current Opportunities

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Tango.me

Tango is a free mobile messaging service with 200 million registered members. Through communication, social features, and a compelling content platform, Tango members discover engaging ways to connect, get social, and have fun. Tango is available on iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Blackberry, Kindle Fire, and PC and works across platforms and networks.  Current Opportunities

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Nextdoor

Nextdoor is a free private social network for your neighborhood. The network only allows you and your neighbors to communicate online bringing back a sense of community to the neighborhood.  Current Opportunities

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RIPPLE LABS

Ripple, a decentralized and open source global payment network, enables free and instant payments to merchants, consumers and developers with no chargebacks and in any currency. Ripple Labs, the team that developed the Ripple protocol and its distributed payment network, is committed to a simple, global, and open currency and payment system. Current Opportunities

 

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The Social+Capital Partnership

The Social+Capital Partnership (“Social Capital”) is a partnership of philanthropists, technologists and capitalists utilizing venture capital as a force to create value and change on a global scale. The Partnership is based in Palo Alto, California.  Current Opportunities

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Wanelo

Wanelo (“wah-nee-loh,” from Want, Need, Love) is a community for all of the world’s shopping. It brings together all stores and products into a single social platform, unfettered by advertising. You can buy almost everything you see on Wanelo, and everything is posted by users.

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RelateIQ

RelateIQ automates, simplifies, and deepens the way you engage with professional relationships. It was launched its public beta in 2013 with a mission to help people build better relationships and make smarter decisions. The RelateIQ relationship intelligence platform has been crushing inefficiency (and monotony) for savvy professionals ever since.

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SIFT SCIENCE

Sift Science fights fraud with machine learning. Online businesses send Sift Science user events, which are mined for identity, behavioral, and network patterns that correspond to past fraud. Sift Science also pools fraud patterns across its network of customers. The network strengthens as more data streams in. 

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COUNSYL

Counsyl is building the technology platform to make genomics useful and accessible to everyone–It has developed the Universal Genetic Test: a simple, non-invasive, saliva-based test for more than 100 serious genetic diseases. The test is offered online and at some of the most prestigious medical centers in the country.

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@WALMARTLABS

@WalmartLabs is an accelerator in the effort to meet the needs of Walmart customers where ever they are — shopping in a store, browsing its web site, or out and about with their mobile devices. Saving people money so they can live better has made @WalmartLabs the business it is today.

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Ooyala

Ooyala is unlocking the revenue potential of digital TV: It harnesses the power of big data to help broadcasters, operators, and media companies build more engaged audiences and earn more money with personalized, interactive video experiences for every screen.

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One King's Lane

One Kings Lane is a leading online destination for the home that connects daily design inspiration with a fresh collection of select home goods, designer and vintage items you won’t find anywhere else. OKL works directly with leading home brands, antique and vintage dealers, and designers to bring the very best products at exceptional prices to its shoppers – every day of the week.

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PINTEREST

Pinterest is a visual discovery and planning tool. People (“Pinners”) use the site and apps to get ideas for their future, such as recipes, places to travel, and products to buy, and save the things they love to their own boards. Pinners also follow the boards of others who they find interesting.

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PARSE

Parse is the cloud app platform for Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, iOS, Android, JavaScript, and OS X. With Parse, you can add a scalable and powerful backend in minutes and launch a full-featured mobile or web app in record time without ever worrying about server management. Parse was acquired by Facebook in 2013.

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GROUPON

Groupon is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at unbeatable prices. It is reinventing the traditional small business world by providing merchants with a suite of products and services including customizable deals, payments processing capabilities, and point-of-sale solutions.

 

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TICKETFLY

Ticketfly is a cloud-based social ticketing platform for professional event promoters and venues of any size, from standing-room-only clubs to festival grounds and arenas with reserved seating. The Ticketfly platform provides a full suite of integrated marketing and ticketing tools that streamline operations, build community, and increase ticket sales.

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Microsoft XBOX

In 2011, following the strong success of the Xbox 360, Microsoft embarked upon the development of their next generation gaming console, Xbox One. It was designed to be the most advanced gaming console ever, and the best entertainment console: The perfect balance of power and performance, Xbox One takes gaming to a whole new level.

 

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Kosmix

Kosmix began as a vertical search engine. Before its acquisition by @WalmartLabs (in 2011), Kosmix was a guide to the Web: its categorization engine organized the Internet into magazine-style topic pages, enabling people to navigate the Web even if they didn’t know exactly what they’re looking for. 

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Binc is about people.
Collections of people aligning around common interests and inspiring visions. All working together to build great companies, to build great products, and to impact the world around them.

But these collections don’t come together by accident. It takes a dedicated, proactive, and a very specific effort to build the right team, to align with the right opportunity, and to maximize your personal and professional potential.

In 2009, after eight very successful years as a contingency recruiting agency, Binc evolved into an exclusive hybrid recruiting firm that delivers highly effective onsite hiring programs to fast growing Bay Area technology companies. Over the past four years, we have helped 23 Silicon Valley technology companies including Pinterest, Parse, WalmartLabs, and more make over 500 hires at a >95% project success rate.

We have since expanded into a Full Service Talent Firm where we continue to offer our Signature Onsite Service but have now added new services such as Recruiting for Recruiters (R4R), Talent Advisory, and the Binc Talent Network.

In a time where software is eating the world yet everything is about people, Binc finds itself at a very exciting epicenter and we can’t wait to see what the future has in store for us.

Services

Signature Onsite

Often described as the Navy SEALs of Recruiting, we drop smart and driven recruiters into high urgency, high importance situations, executing full service recruiting campaigns with the goal to net your company target hires within target timeframes.  This is our full service experience, which deploys an entire Binc team to your HQ and works under your umbrella brand as your plug and play recruiting organization.  We take full responsibility for all parts of the process including crafting value proposition, sourcing strategy, candidate management/experience, scheduling/recruiter ops, internal process management, reporting, offer management, and closing.

Binc Talent Network for Recruiters (BTNR)

To build a world class organization, you will need a world class talent organization to help get you there. Whether you are a startup needing Recruiter #1 or a later stage company needing a whole team from Head of Talent to Sourcers to Recruiting Coordinators, Binc can help.

If you are on the talent side, working with Binc is akin to having a personal scout in the hub of Silicon Valley’s hottest companies – companies that may be looking to find someone just like you.  Whether you want to hear about current or future opportunities for yourself or others, Binc can help.

Advisory

Sign up for the Binc Talent Advisory program and you will be in immediate partnership with a veteran Binc Talent Executive to help review, confirm, and set a plan to hit your 6-12-month hiring targets.  This includes a full review and assessment of your job descriptions, posting strategy, service partners, sourcing strategy, compensation benchmarks, reporting, systems/tools, and more. Whether you are a single founder trying to hire engineers 1-5, a pre-IPO company looking to maximize market position, or a publicly traded tech company looking to stay competitive, a Binc Talent Advisor can help.

The Binc team
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Colleen Kurtz
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As a Bay Area native, Colleen can usually be found at the beach surfing, hiking with her dog Scout, or spending time with friends & family.
Colleen Kurtz
Recruiter
Natalie Dunnege
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Natalie likes a good analogy, post-modern fiction, laying in grass, & looking cool in a cafe while playing chess.
Natalie Dunnege
Associate Recruiter
Eric Krash
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A born and raised Southerner, Eric spends most of his time tinkering with musical devices in his garage.
Eric Krash
Associate Recruiter
Shandi Ortiz
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Chico, CA raised, Shandi loves any activity involving wine, beer, food, or hiking. Her language of choice is sarcasm and she loves to cook and get crafty in her downtime.
Shandi Ortiz
Associate Recruiter
 Erica Waichman
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Do what you like, like what you do!
Erica Waichman
Associate Recruiter
Dave Anders-Richards
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Dave is a half-English/half-American rugby player with a love of all things nerdy. His other interests include etymologies, breweries, and terrible puns.
Dave Anders-Richards
Associate Recruiter
Nathalie Pretzer
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Nathalie is a German native with a passion for animals, cooking, binge watching Netflix TV shows, and hiking.
Nathalie Pretzer
Associate Recruiter
Sophia Dutra
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Sophia is known mostly for her love of fruit, people, & life. In her free time, she can be found lounging in the sun, creating succulent gardens, or lifting at the gym.
Sophia Dutra
Associate Program Manager
Ksenia Dyachok
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Born in Ukraine, raised in Sweden, & living in LA, Ksenia considers herself a citizen of the world. She likes hiking, snowboarding, going to the beach, & living the life!
Ksenia Dyachok
Associate Program Manager
Robert Weber
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Robert is an avid concert goer, film watcher, food eater, and traveler. In b/n these activities you can catch him cruisin' around Venice on his bike.
Robert Weber
Associate Recruiter
Trish Ellis
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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” –Maya Angelou
Trish Ellis
Director, People Strategy
Tim Schaaf
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Tim is our resident Chief of Charts & Graphs, Data & Analytics, & Intelligence; he’s a Father, Startup Helper, & connoisseur of wine and Cat GIFS.
Tim Schaaf
Analyst
Stephanie Pena
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Infinitely curious.
Stephanie Pena
Associate Program Manager
Ross Golding
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Diver of the seas. Motorcycler of the streets. O-H-I-O. Recent graduate of Whiteford Elementary.
Ross Golding
Recruiter
Nivedan Nayak
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“Dude, suckin’ at something is the first step to bein’ sorta good at something.” - Jake, Adventure Time
Nivedan Nayak
Recruiter
Nancy Wood
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There is very little Nancy doesn't find at least a little interesting, which, according to her own words, "often leads to long-winded, rambling, nonsensical stories." :)
Nancy Wood
BDP Manager
Lauren Steiner
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"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" Audrey Hepburn
Lauren Steiner
Associate Recruiter
Kan Ta
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Kan lives everyday appreciating each moment. He’s lucky to have such an amazing family, two [crazy] young boys, plus a career where he’s inspired every single day. Life is short. Live it!
Kan Ta
Executive Partner
Justin Waters
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"Be patient, one day this pain will inspire you."
Justin Waters
Recruiter
Joe Viveiros
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An enigmatic man appeared. In the shadows stood Joe Viveiros. He asked himself what he wanted: motivated, intelligent people surrounding him. He found Binc.
Joe Viveiros
Sr. Program Manager
James Hunt
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James is all about the journey & the shared experiences. He spends his time with family & friends, working with amazing people, cycling, running, swimming, & changing the world through technology.
James Hunt
Co-Founder
Eugene Pushin
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Born in Ukraine, Living in LA, Working in SF! “My body is my journal, and my tattoos are my story” - JDepp. Oh, Yeah, and he loves racing his motorcycle!
Eugene Pushin
Recruiter
Erica Ebinger
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Erica’s goal is to make one person smile a day. Her other is to capture creativity/hilarity in a 140 character blurb w/out wasting eight minutes of her life.
Erica Ebinger
Associate Recruiter
Eli Arzhevskiy
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The mind needs exercise just as much as the body, that's why Eli thinks of jogging every day.
Eli Arzhevskiy
Delivery Director, BTN*E
Desiree Carvalho
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Floridian/Brazilian at heart. Mother to a toddler. Tea enthusiast. Desiree enjoys cooking, traveling, & the beach. “Nothing will work unless you do.” Maya Angelou
Desiree Carvalho
Operations/HR Manager
Cara Fedewa Debbaudt
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Cara is blessed with a rewarding career, great coworkers, a baby girl, a loving husband, and a farm of horses, dogs, cats, fish, & chickens :)
Cara Fedewa Debbaudt
Delivery Director, BTN*R
Boris Epstein
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Look, it's not in his nature to be mysterious. He just can't talk about it and can't say why.
Boris Epstein
Co-Founder
Bobby Barzi
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Family, friends, & making a difference make Bobby tic. He loves soccer, golf, the beach, & great food. “Happiness is not having what you want but wanting what you have.” Oscar Wilde.
Bobby Barzi
Executive Partner, GM
Yordanos Asmare
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Ethiopian. Stanford Alumna. Poet & Lawyer in the making. Yordanos loves literature, the color red, witty banters, good music, chocolate, injera, & Albert Camus.
Yordanos Asmare
Sr. Program Manager
Alexis Belyeu
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Alexis likes water, coffee, tea, string cheese, and the occasional nap.
Alexis Belyeu
Recruiter
Anderson Clendeninn
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Esse quam videri
Anderson Clendeninn
Project Lead/Sr. Recruiter
Anton Plotkin
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Anton likes long walks in the park and sunsets always make him cry. “We Can Complain Because Rose Bushes Have Thorns, or Rejoice Because Thorn Bushes Have Roses.” - Abe Lincoln
Anton Plotkin
Project Lead/Sr. Recruiter