April 1, 2013

Redfish Technology Inc. Acquires DICE.com in Surprise Move

Redfish Technology Inc. Acquires DICE.com in Surprise MoveRedfish Technology Acquires Dice.com - Poisson d'avril

 

Completely unforeseen by industry analysts, Redfish Technology pulls off a surprise acquisition of Dice.com. Redfish will now offer even more extraordinary value to both candidates and client technology companies.

 

April 1, 2013 – Sun Valley, ID / Milpitas, CA / Newport, RI

 

Redfish Technology, Inc. (NYSE:RED), a leading nationwide recruiting company focused in the high tech and cleantech sectors, announced today that it has acquired Dice.com from Dice Holdings, Inc. This acquisition marks Redfish’s expansion into the career website market.

 

“Dice Holdings approached me last quarter about acquiring Redfish Technology,” reported Rob Reeves, President and CEO of Redfish Technology. “Redfish’s growing number of clients and the increasing hiring made us a logical complement to the voluminous technology talent that Dice encompasses.” (more…)

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February 28, 2013

CleanTech/High Tech Trends: Startup Hiring & Retention Struggles

Startup Outlook 2013-SVB

Startup Outlook 2013 – Silicon Valley Bank

CleanTech/High Tech Trends: Start Up Hiring & Retention Struggles, Silicon Bank Survey Reports

Hiring and Retention of Tech Talent is a Challenge.

 

“Every time I meet with a group of tech company CEOs they say the same thing: hiring world-class talent is one of their biggest challenges. They struggle to find, attract and retain the engineering, scientific and technical talent they need to grow their businesses.” – Greg Becker, President and Chief Executive Officer, Silicon Valley Bank.[plus1 count="true" size="standard"][/plus1]

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February 14, 2013

Considering a Start-Up Location? Oklahoma City May Be the Best Place to Do It

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Oklahoma City May Be the Best Place to Do It

Different than Silicon Valley and The Big Apple in many ways, landlocked Oklahoma City may not immediately seem like your first choice when it comes to starting a business. But you may start to reconsider the land of Big Oil after realizing the lively innovation scene and livability of this medium-sized city. Packed with 10-gallon hats and investors who want to keep their hometown thriving, OKC is the place to be for just-getting-started small business owners.

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August 2, 2012

Software Leads the Funding Pack Q1 2012

Software Leads the Funding Pack Q1 2012

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The latest MoneyTree™ Report shows that of all the Venture Capital industries, Software leads the pack in garnering VC investment. At $1.6 billion dollars of investment this first quarter, the industry raised almost 20% less than last quarter’s $2 billion. The most deals to be completed category also goes to the Software industry, at 231 rounds for a 12 percent decrease over 2011’s 262 rounds in the last quarter.

 

This quarter’s second place winners in dollars invested were the Biotechnology and Industrial/Energy sectors in a near tie at $780 million and $778 million respectively. In terms of first-time rounds in the first quarter, companies in the Software, Media & Entertainment, and the IT services industries received the most.

 

Clean Technology – which crosses over traditional MoneyTree industries, includes alternative energy, pollution and recycling, power supplies and conservation – garnered $951 million in 73 deals, down 30 percent in dollars and 11 percent in volume.

 

Ranking in the top ten deals of Q1 were two Internet-specific deals. Internet-Specific is a cross classification that is independent of an organization’s primary industry category. Investment in internet companies, those whose business model is fundamentally dependent on the Internet, continued at over $1 billion dollars per quarter, a trend that is in its eighth consecutive quarter. As compared with last quarter, investment in internet-specific deals was down 3 percent in dollar volume and down 23 percent in deal volume.

 

The geographic magnet continues to be Silicon Valley, where 36 percent of the $5.8 billion of U.S. investment landed. Second place was taken by New England, and third by LA/Orange County.

 

 

Information herein is drawn from the MoneyTree Report which is published on a quarterly basis. It is a look at the venture capital investment activity in the United States. The report is a co-production of PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association, based upon data from Thomson Reuters. Read the entire report on the PWC website.

 

About Redfish Technology:

Redfish Technology is an executive High Tech recruiter, the search firm works with a variety of companies from innovative start-ups to global Fortune 500. Through the dot-com and the dot-bomb, the company continues to recruit top talent in SaaS, Cloud, Digital Media, Mobile, Networking, e-Learning, Software, Unified Communications, and related ICT and High Tech sectors.

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July 19, 2012

The Biggest Challenge Facing Silicon Valley Companies.

Human Resources imageThe Biggest Challenge Facing Silicon Valley Companies.

 

“What’s the biggest challenge facing companies that bank with you?” asked John Cook from Geekwire.

“Finding appropriate talent,” answered Greg Becker, CEO of Silicon Valley Bank. “It is such an anomaly relative to the rest of the general economy that it is hard for the general economy to grasp how different it is.” (more…)

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