October 5, 2016


TechNet Announces Seven New Members

Washington — TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today announced the addition of seven new members: DoorDash, FWD.us, General Motors, LoanGifting, Thumbtack, Turo, and Zenefits.

“TechNet’s members include dynamic startups and the most iconic companies on the planet,” said Linda Moore, TechNet president and CEO.  “We are pleased to announce seven new members that fit precisely into that framework.  With the addition of GM and several market leaders in the on-demand and sharing economy, our network of innovation economy leaders will have a stronger voice than ever in the critical public policy debates unfolding in Washington and in state capitals across the country.”

New members include:

DoorDash, based in San Francisco, is an on-demand technology and logistics company that lets people purchase food and other goods from local merchants and have them delivered to their doors in less than an hour.

FWD.us is a bipartisan advocacy campaign focused on pursuing policies that make the American Dream achievable for all in the 21st century, beginning with common sense immigration reform.

General Motors, headquartered in Detroit, is a global automotive company that operates in 140 countries and has leadership positions in the world’s largest and fastest-growing automotive markets.  As it looks toward the future, GM aims to continue transforming mobility by deploying autonomous vehicles (AV) via ride-sharing platforms.  Today, the Company has AVs on the road in major cities across the U.S.  Additionally, GM is proud of its leadership in developing electric vehicles, including the new Chevrolet Bolt EV—the first affordable, long-range electric vehicle, which achieves an astounding 238 mile all electric range.

LoanGifting, based in Thousand Oaks, delivers cash gifts directly to student debt accounts through an engaging and immersive user experience connecting those with debt and their networks of friends, family, colleagues, and employers so that they can advance themselves and our nation.

Thumbtack, based in San Francisco, is a local services marketplace that connects customers who need to get things done with the right professionals who can help in over 1,000 different categories.

Turo, based in San Francisco, is a car rental marketplace where travelers can rent any car they want, wherever they want it, from a vibrant community of local car owners.

Zenefits, based in San Francisco, is an all-in-one human resources solution that connects HR systems into one dashboard, making it effortless for small businesses to handle everything from payroll and compliance to hiring new employees.

TechNet’s network of nearly 70 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 two 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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