Zintak named CEO of Platfora

By Luisa Beltran — 4 months ago

Platfora has named Jason Zintak its CEO. Ben Werther, Platfora’s founder and CEO for its first four years, will become Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. Zintak most recently was Chief Sales Officer at Responsys, which was acquired by Oracle in 2013 for $1.5 billion.


Slideshow: 75% of VC-Backed IPOs Rebound in Broad Market Upturn

By Lawrence Aragon — 4 years ago

A day after getting beaten down with the rest of the market, three-fourths of this year’s VC-backed IPOs posted gains in today’s market rebound.

Of the 38 VC-backed companies that have gone public on U.S. exchanges this year, 28 saw their share prices increase today, while nine experienced declines and one remained flat, according to data from Thomson Reuters (publisher of peHUB). That stands in stark contrast to yesterday, when 36 of the stocks lost value and two remained flat.

The biggest gainers in terms of dollars were LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD), which shot up