Software Companies in Silicon Valley

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Silicon Valley Software Companies

Software, internet, or IoT companies in Silicon Valley that have between 300 and 1,000 employees include Zenefits, Asana, and Trulia. We have filled all the requested data in the attached spreadsheet.

Zenefits

Asana

Trulia

The remaining companies and requested information are provided in the attached spreadsheet,
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Silicon Valley Software Company Details, Pt. 1

Of the companies listed in this spreadsheet from rows 3-27, there were two people who had Israeli ties and were in C-suite positions or higher, 16 companies were data-driven, and 16 companies employed data engineers, BI analysts, and/or data scientists.

FINGINGS

RESEARCH STRATEGY

Our strategy in finding data engineers and scientists at our assigned companies was mainly to look at their Linkedin and Crunchbase pages. We did this because these websites are the largest publicly accessible databases that show employee and company information. We also looked to see how these companies say they use the data, or how they generate or use analytics or intelligence. When we found that these companies used data to propel the company, we affirmed that the company was data-driven.

When looking for data engineers and data scientists, we used keywords in searching for employees on Linkedin who worked at the respective companies. Most companies we found had data scientists and data engineers. Our next task was then to see if the companies had a senior manager with Israeli ties. Here we used Linkedin again and found many companies with directors and managers who had Israeli ties. However, in sticking with the criteria in only including C-Suite individuals, we only found 2 individuals that fit the bill: a boardmember and a partner.
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Silicon Valley Software Company Details, Pt.

Of the listed companies in rows 28-52 of the attached spreadsheet, seven have are senior managers with Israeli ties, 15 are data-driven, and 16 employ Data Engineers, Business Intelligence Analysts or Data Scientists.

findings

  • Steve Smith is a Senior Data Engineer at WideOrbit.
  • AppDirect employs Data Scientists, Gil Klein, is the Senior Platform Success Manager at the company.
  • Climate Corporation employs Data Scientists; Daniel Alpert is a Senior Technical Program Manager at the company with previous experience in working in Israel.
  • Dov Hershkovitch is a Senior Product Manager at Elastic in Israel.
  • George Thangadurai is the EVP & Head of International Business at Borqs Technologies, Inc with previous work experience for Intel Corp. in Israel.

RESEARCH STRATEGY

To verify if the companies employ data scientists, data engineers and related jobs, we searched through the companies team in cases where it was published on their websites and also searched through professional networking and business databases like LinkedIn, ZoomInfo and Crunchbase. We used the advanced search tool on LinkedIn to narrow the search results using keywords to identify Senior Managers with Israeli ties; we interpreted "Israeli ties" as senior employees that must have worked or is working in the country, studied, lived or was born in Israel. For the employees that met the criteria, we used email finding tools like VoilaNorbert, Hunter.io to locate their email addresses and a link to the screenshot of the address has been provided in the spreadsheet.
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From Part 01