These are uncertain times, but we’re intent on doing what we always do – help entrepreneurs break out and tell their stories.
With that in mind, we’ve chosen a few principles to guide us.
- In business as in life, diversity is a competitive advantage.
- Immigration fuels innovation.
- Despite our social feeds, it’s a historically good time to be alive.
Regardless of global trends, we’re grateful to our companies and recognize their work including eight exits in the past year.
WE JUST HIRED SEAN SPICER
Ok that’s fake news…but we did hire two execs that actually know what they’re doing.
We boosted our team with the addition of marketing and communication pros Archie Chattha and Julia Konstantinovsky.
Check out the PR Week story here.
RANKED TOP PLACES TO WORK
According to CareerCast, PR was rated as the 6th most stressful job. Yes, it may all look like fun and games, but Silicon Valley is a competitive place and the stakes are high.
This is why we take culture seriously and we’re proud that PRNews recognized us as one of the top places to work in our industry.
In 2013, we debuted Wareness, a marketing studio and seed investment fund devoted to helping entrepreneurs in hardware and connected devices. We’re proud to report that we have successfully launched 18 companies, including Navdy, Moov, goTenna, Osmo and Teforia – with a combined $120M in sales.
Now our doors are open to companies specializing in AI, robotics and computer vision. Read more about it in TechCrunch.
We are already building brands in these focus areas – with clients like H2O.ai (open source machine learning), Nanit (computer vision & AI-enabled baby monitor), Zume Pizza (automating pie creation, shown above), and API.ai (speech AI interface, acquired by Google). And we’re making strides in the New Year, as three of our clients have made it to the CB Insights AI100 list.
We continue to dedicate ourselves to important organizations and causes that serve our community, locally and internationally.
Here’s a list of organizations we supported last year:
Interesting people who sat down with us:
- Mayfield Fund’s Tim Chang on the art of “body hacking”
- Greg Spector’s thoughts on PR in the Valley over the years (like that time he advised Zuck in the early days of Facebook)
- Accel’s Larry Yu on building a venture brand
- Activist Erin Schrode on being the youngest woman ever to run for Congress
- San Francisco’s District Attorney Office’s Chief of Staff Cristine DeBerry
On demand massage app Soothe was featured as one of Ellen’s coveted Mother’s Day Giveaways
Flywheel wins Best Travel and Hospitality PR Campaign of the Year.