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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 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 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 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 OpportunitiesVIEW PORTFOLIO
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 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
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 OpportunitiesVIEW PORTFOLIO
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 OpportunitiesVIEW PORTFOLIO
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 OpportunitiesVIEW PORTFOLIO
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
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 OpportunitiesVIEW PORTFOLIO
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.VIEW PORTFOLIO
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.VIEW PORTFOLIO
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.VIEW PORTFOLIO
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.VIEW PORTFOLIO
@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.VIEW PORTFOLIO
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.VIEW PORTFOLIO
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.VIEW PORTFOLIO
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.VIEW PORTFOLIO
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.
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.VIEW PORTFOLIO
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Talent Network (BTN) is an added service provided to all signature onsite clients, a handful of past clients, and a select few hand-picked early stage startups we are particularly excited about. We partner and network with top engineers in Silicon Valley, as well as throughout the country, and help make connections to our BTN clients. Hence, if you need to connect with top Machine Learning Engineers, Ruby Developers or anything in between, Binc can help.
If you are an engineer, consider Binc your personal agent: it will provide access and connections to an entire portfolio of top opportunities in the tech space. Whether you want to hear about current or future opportunities for yourself or others, Binc is your partner.