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The Inaugural Silicon Valley Timmy Awards Recognize Region’s Rising Stars in Tech

First Annual Timmys Name the Best Silicon Valley Employers and Managers for Technology Professionals

Silicon Valley (September 23, 2016) Tech in Motion officially announced the winners of the First Annual Silicon Valley Timmy Awards today, after recognizing top local employers of technology professionals during a ceremony last night at the San Jose Women’s Club. After submitting almost 7,000 votes, the local tech community selected the winners from 25 notable finalists, including runner-ups Shipwire, Avegant and CEO Han Jin of LucidCam, to represent the best of technology work culture, management and startups in the region

The 2016 Silicon Valley Timmy Award Winners are:

  • Best Technology Manager: Venkat Rangasamy, Principal Software Architect at Equinix

  • Best Tech Startup: Loop Commerce

  • Best Technology Work Culture: Drawbridge

“With more than 150 nominations and 25 finalists, we were delighted to hold the first-ever event honoring top tech employers of Silicon Valley, as chosen by the local community,” said Tech in Motion organizer Bryan Kaye, Regional Director of Jobspring Partners and Workbridge Associates Silicon Valley. “As Silicon Valley continues to grow, these are the companies that will continue to make the area an attractive place for IT professionals to work. We look forward to celebrating similar innovators at the Timmy Awards every year.”

An audience of more than 200 gathered last night to see the winners announced by presenters such as emcee Katie Roof of Tech Crunch, Kerry Davis of Engadget, and Mix106.5 DJs Marc Acton and Jeff Pope.

“We are also thrilled about last night’s celebration, from the turnout to the presenters,” said Scott Purcell, another Tech in Motion organizer and Division Manager of Jobspring Partners. “Our emcee Katie Roof is a Senior Writer and Video Host of Tech Crunch, and she did an outstanding job of keeping everyone on their toes throughout our Inaugural Timmy Awards ceremony.”

The Timmys are presented throughout the year in cities across North America, including Boston, NYC, San Francisco and Toronto. Previous winners have included innovators such as, LearnVest, Venmo, Trip Advisor, Gilt, Constant Contact, Casper and Instacart. The next Timmy Awards ceremonies are the 2nd Annual Timmy Awards of Orange County & San Diego on October 19, followed by both San Francisco and DC on December 8. Please visit for more information.


About Tech in Motion Events

Tech in Motion, presenter of the Timmy Awards, is an international events series that brings local tech community professionals together to connect, learn, and innovate. What started as a collaborative project between IT recruiting firms Jobspring Partners and Workbridge Associates in 2011, grew into an organization of over 70,000 members across 11 chapters in North America including Boston, Dallas, New York, Philadelphia, DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, LA, Orange County and Toronto. Please visit for more information about our notable speakers, sponsors and events.

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