June 21, 2018

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TechNet Adds Three New Members, Bringing Total to 85

Washington, D.C. — TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today announced the addition of three new members: Aurora, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Blue Apron.  TechNet’s diverse membership now stands at 85 members.  Since the beginning of 2018, TechNet has added 15 new members.  A full membership list is available here.

“We are pleased to welcome Aurora, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Blue Apron to our diverse network of American companies driving tech innovation and investment across the U.S.,” said TechNet President and CEO Linda Moore.  “The growth we are seeing in our membership from startups, venture capital firms, and self-driving car pioneers reflects the growing need for companies across the tech ecosystem to get engaged in shaping public policy at all levels of government.  We look forward to working with these new members to advance state and federal policies that create jobs, promote economic growth, and help restore American leadership in technology and innovation.”

About TechNet’s new members:

  • Aurora: Aurora works at the intersection of rigorous engineering and applied machine learning with the goal of transforming the way people and goods move.  Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Aurora was founded by three self-driving vehicle industry leaders and designs the software and hardware that will power the next revolution in transportation.
  • Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP): Bessemer Venture Partners is a global venture capital firm that backs founders as they turn exciting ideas into market leading businesses.  From seed stage to growth, Bessemer invests in enterprise, consumer, and health care technology startups around the world.  Since their founding in 1911, Bessemer’s investment track record includes over 100 companies that have gone public.  Based in Silicon Valley, Bessemer Venture Partners has global offices in San Francisco, New York City, Boston, India, and Israel.
  • Blue Apron: Blue Apron’s mission is to make incredible home cooking accessible to everyone.  Launched in 2012, Blue Apron is reimagining the way that food is produced, distributed, and consumed, and as a result, building a better food system that benefits consumers, food producers, and the planet.  The Company has developed an integrated ecosystem that enables the Company to work in a direct, coordinated manner with farmers and artisans to deliver high-quality products to customers nationwide at compelling values.

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 American companies ranging from startups to the most iconic companies on the planet and represents over three million employees and countless customers in the fields of information technology, e-commerce, the sharing and gig economies, advanced energy, cybersecurity, venture capital, and finance.  TechNet has offices in Albany, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Olympia, Sacramento, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Tallahassee, and Washington, D.C.

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