April 24, 2017

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TechNet Adds Five New Members

Washington — TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today announced the addition of five new members: the Austin Tech Alliance, Green Charge Networks, Postmates, Rubicon Project, and Sunrun.

“We are delighted to welcome the Austin Tech Alliance, Green Charge Networks, Postmates, Rubicon Project, and Sunrun to our network,” said Linda Moore, president and CEO of TechNet.  “As these companies and organizations demonstrate, technology today is more than just a sector, it is enabling innovation, economic opportunity, and job creation in every corner of our country.  We look forward to working with these new members to ensure their voices are heard in the important policy debates taking place across the country.” 

New members include, in alphabetical order:

  • Austin Tech Alliance, based in Austin, Texas, is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting civic engagement in Austin's tech sector.  Founded by Joshua Baer and Dan Graham in 2016, ATA focuses on educating the tech grassroots on policies that impact them, advocating for tech-forward solutions to civic challenges, and activating the tech community to speak up, participate, and vote.
  • Green Charge Networks, an ENGIE company based in Santa Clara, California, has been designing and deploying commercial energy storage since 2009, with systems installed throughout the United States.  A subsidiary of ENGIE, the largest Independent Power Producer in the world, Green Charge’s mission is to use energy storage to help power the world efficiently and sustainably.  Green Charge’s ecosystem of solar, EV charging, and energy efficiency partners allows its customers to combine energy storage and renewables easily and economically.
  • Postmates, headquartered in San Francisco, California, and operating in more than 300 cities across the United States, is an innovative, on-demand logistics platform that enables anyone to have anything delivered to their door step within minutes.  Founded in 2011 by Bastian Lehmann, Sean Plaice, and Sam Street, the company is generating new heights of commerce and sales for small business owners; increasing the productivity of customers looking to juggle their ever-busy schedules; and building new bridges within vast metropolitan areas by connecting the offerings of one neighborhood with another.  By connecting customers and businesses to a robust, national network of deliverers known as “Postmates,” since 2011, the company has facilitated the delivery of more than $1 billion in goods and merchandise across its platform.  And with its fleet of Postmates earning taxable incomes, the capital generated through the mobile application is being reinvested in the economy to do everything from pay down debt, to start a small business, or even enroll in college classes.
  • Rubicon Project, based in Los Angeles, California, pioneered advertising automation technology to enable the world’s leading brands, content creators, and application developers to trade and protect trillions of advertising requests each month and to improve the advertising experiences of people.  Founded in 2007, Rubicon Project’s mission is to keep the Internet free and open and fuel its growth by making it easy and safe to buy and sell advertising.
  • Sunrun, based in San Francisco, California, is the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States with a mission to create a planet run by the sun.  Since establishing the solar as a service model in 2007, Sunrun continues to lead the industry in providing clean energy to homeowners with little to no upfront cost and at a savings to traditional electricity.  The company designs, installs, finances, insures, monitors, and maintains the solar panels on a homeowner's roof, while families receive predictable pricing for 20 years or more. 

TechNet’s network of 71 members includes Apple, Facebook, Oracle, Microsoft, Google, Cisco, Lyft, Airbnb, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Bloom Energy, eBay, and Nasdaq, among others.  A full list of TechNet members is available here.

 

About TechNet

TechNet is the national, bipartisan network of technology CEOs and senior executives that promotes the growth of the innovation economy by advocating a targeted policy agenda at the federal and 50-state level.  TechNet’s diverse membership includes dynamic startups to the most iconic companies on the planet and represents more than 2.5 million employees in the fields of information technology, e-commerce, advanced energy, biotechnology, venture capital, and finance.  TechNet has offices in Washington, D.C., Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Sacramento, Austin, Boston, Seattle, Albany, and Tallahassee.

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