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Signal Peak Ventures Announces the 2012 V100 Class

SALT LAKE CITY May 3, 2012—Signal Peak Ventures (formerly vSpring Capital) announced today the 2012 class of the Top 100 Venture affiliated Entrepreneurs, also known as the v100.

Since its inception in 2004, the v100 continues to prove to be a valuable tool in recognizing the next wave of emerging entrepreneurs, companies and executives supporting Utah’s venture community. The v100 was created by Signal Peak Ventures as a method to identify and recognize entrepreneurs with Utah ties that are most likely to favorably impact the venture community. Members of the v100 become part of an ongoing community of entrepreneurs that fosters collaboration and provides advantages in building and growing companies.

“This year we saw a marked increase in v100 nominations,” said David Anderson, administrative partner at Signal Peak Ventures. “We believe this solidifies that entrepreneurs are thriving in Utah, creating new businesses and driving the economy.”

Each year, Signal Peak Ventures asks members of the Utah business and academic community to nominate individuals who are most likely to lead a successful startup venture in the next five to seven years in the IT (information technology) or biotech industries. Those individuals who are nominated are then asked to vote amongst themselves based on the same criteria. Nominees who garner the most votes from their peers in this second step of the annual voting process are then elected into the v100 and become members of this ongoing community of entrepreneurial leaders.

“The v100 program is extremely unique in that Signal Peak created the program but we aren’t the ones selecting the winners,” stated Brandon Tidwell, managing director at Signal Peak Ventures. “The list of winners and the companies they work for is a very strong indicator of the up-and-coming entrepreneurs and businesses that Utah should be tracking.”

Josh James, the founder and CEO of Domo and former co-founder and CEO of Omniture, will address the v100 community at an exclusive luncheon this June at the Rio Tinto Stadium.

“Josh is the ideal keynote speaker for 2012,” said Scott Petty, managing director at Signal Peak Ventures. “With his huge success at Omniture, coupled with the launch of his new venture, Domo, he is the epitome of what entrepreneurs in this state are striving to become.”

About Signal Peak Ventures

Signal Peak Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in information technology and life science companies headquartered in the Rocky Mountain region. With offices in Utah and New Mexico, it has over $450 million of committed capital under management.

Facts about the v100 Class of 2012

A complete list of members in the 2012 v100 is enclosed below. Be advised that positions/companies noted were current as of the date of the compilation of the 2012 v100 list of members.

For additional information about the v100 or Signal Peak Ventures, please visit http://www.signalpeakvc.com/v100/overview-of-v100/ or contact Signal Peak’s Amanda Tyler at 801-942-8999 or amanda@vspring.com.

  • Name, Company, Title
  • Adam Edmunds, Allegiance, President & CEO
  • Alex Lawrence, Weber State University, Vice Provost
  • Ben Bush, Voonami, Founder & President
  • Benoy Tamang, Shopping Nanny, Founder & CEO
  • Brad Baldwin, Control4, Sr. Product Manager, User Experience
  • Brandon Warburton, Backcountry.com, VP of Customer Marketing
  • Brandt Page, Launch Leads, Founder & CEO
  • Brian Beutler, Alianza, CEO
  • Brigham Tomco, Zylun, CEO
  • Brock Blake, Lendio, CEO
  • Bryan Bennett, MealDrop, Co-Founder & COO
  • Carine Clark, Symantec Corporation, SVP, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Cheryl Snapp Conner, Snapp Conner PR, Founder & Managing Partner
  • Christopher Bender, EventLeap, Partner
  • Clarke Miyasaki, Skullcandy, VP of Business Development
  • Clay Neves, Universal Accounting Center, National Seminar Director
  • Clayton Blackham, Snapp Conner PR, Partner
  • Curt Allen, Agilix Labs, President & CEO
  • Cydni Tetro, Disney, EIR in Imagineering
  • Dallen Allred, Appetizio.com, Founder
  • Dan Blake, EcoScraps, CEO
  • Darren Lee, Proofpoint, VP
  • Dave Bascom, Big Start, CEO
  • Dave Bateman, Property Solutions, CEO
  • Dave Blake, Adobe Systems, VP, Global Account Management
  • Dave Jaynes, MoneyDesktop, President
  • David Bradford, HireVue, CEO
  • David Bullis, Wavelink, President & CEO
  • David McGinn, Agilix Labs, COO
  • David McNally, Domain Surgical, Founder, President & CEO
  • David Politis, Xi3 Corporation, CMO
  • David Williams, Fishbowl, CEO
  • Derek Miner, OrangeSoda.com, Co-Founder
  • Dewey Mackay, MoneyDesktop, COO
  • Don Cash, Adobe Systems, VP Account Development
  • Don Parker, MoneyDesktop, VP of Strategic Partnerships
  • Eric Morgan, AtTask, President & CEO
  • Garrett Gee, Scan, Founder & CEO
  • Glen Mella, Cypher, CEO
  • Greg Butterfield, Sage Creek Partners, Managing Partner
  • Ildar Fazulyanov, Greener Ventures, Managing Director
  • Jack Brannelly, Vanguard Legal, Attorney
  • Jay Verkler, Consultant
  • JD Gardner, Zenprint, Founder & CEO
  • Jeff Hunsaker, UK2 Group, President, US Operations
  • Jeremy Andrus, Skullcandy, CEO
  • Jeremy Hanks, DropShip.com, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO
  • Jeremy Kartchner, Snapp Conner PR, Managing Partner
  • Jeremy Knudsen, eXperticity, CTO
  • Jeremy Warren, 2GIG Technologies, CTO
  • Jeron Paul, Scalar Partners, CEO
  • Joel Ragar, ForeUp, Co-Founder & CEO
  • John Sperry, Mindshare Technologies, CEO
  • Jon Bradshaw, BYU, Adjunct Professor
  • Jon Walker, GroSocial, VP of Business Development
  • Jonathan Bacon, Wilson Electronics, Director of Marketing
  • Josh Coates, Instructure, CEO
  • Josh James, Domo, CEO
  • Ken Kaufman, Aribex, President
  • Kevin Kirkland, GroSocial, Co-Founder & President
  • Maile Keone, VacationRoost, VP Marketing
  • Mark Bonham, SageCreek Partners, Founding Partner
  • Martin Frey, Connect Partners, Partner
  • Mary Michelle Scott, Fishbowl, President
  • Matthew Holland, UVU, President
  • Michael Zaro, MealDrop, Co-Founder & CEO
  • Morgan Lynch, Needle, Founder & CEO
  • Nate Gardner, MoneyDesktop, VP Marketing/PR
  • Nicole Toomey Davis, Enclavix, President & CEO
  • Paul Allen, FamilyLink, Board Member
  • Phil Windley, Kynetx, Inc., Founder & CTO
  • R. Lee Richan, AVLawDepot, Founder & CEO
  • Ralph Yarro, ThinkAtomic, President & CEO
  • Richard Hanks, Mindshare Technologies, Chairman
  • Rick Alden, Skullcandy & Stance, Founder, Co-Founder
  • Robert Wuebker, University of Utah, Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • Russ Page, Fifty Studio, COO
  • Russ Warner, ContentWatch, President & CEO
  • Ryan Caldwell, MoneyDesktop, Founder & CEO
  • Ryan Money, FanPole.com, SOB Starter of Businesses
  • Scott Lemon, HumanXtensions & Wovyn, Founder, CEO & CTO
  • Stead Burwell, Alliance Health Networks, CEO
  • Steven Roy, UVU, Associate VP Economic Development
  • Todd Pedersen, Vivint, Co-Founder & CEO
  • Tom Ngo, The Walt Disney Company, VP, Disney Research
  • Tom Stockham, eXperticity, CEO
  • Ty Kiisel, AtTask, Manager, Social Outreach
  • Warren Osborn, BRAVEN, CEO
  • Will West, Control4, Founder, Chairman & CEO
  • William Borghetti, Sendside Networks, CEO
  • Zach Mangum, GroSocial, Co-Founder & COO
  • Zack Bartlett, Page Transformer, Director of Operations
  • Zack Oates, Imply Labs, Founder & Vision

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