MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LinkedIn (NASDAQ: LNKD), the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 200 million members worldwide, and Trulia, (NYSE: TRLA), an online real estate marketplace, received 2013 GROW! Awards from ACG Silicon Valley at a sold-out ceremony held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California on May 1, 2013.
LinkedIn received the GROW! Award for Outstanding Growth Company. Trulia won the GROW! Award for Emerging Growth Company.
Fedele Bauccio, CEO and co-founder of sustainable food pioneer Bon Appétit Management Company, keynoted the awards ceremony. Sally Pera, CEO of ACG Silicon Valley, served as Master of Ceremonies. Proceeds from the event benefited the Computer History Museum.
The 2013 GROW! Awards became Silicon Valley’s first public business event to incorporate 3-D technology. Veteran creative producer Geoff Puckett, founder and CEO of Emeryville-based EffectDesign, Inc., created the staging using Theatra3DTM digital technology.
“This is an event that many of us here in the Valley look forward to each year, and we are honored to host this event again this year,” said John Hollar, president and CEO of the Computer History Museum. “Beyond that, we are excited to be the first venue here at the epicenter of technological innovation to host an immersive, 3-D powered event.”
ACG Silicon Valley, which is the Silicon Valley chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, selected the winning 2013 companies in each category via a thorough review of the historical financial performance of all public companies headquartered in Silicon Valley. This screening process produced a short-list of nominees that the selection committee then researched, considered, and debated before each member voted on final candidates.
The 2013 GROW! Awards Underwriting Sponsor was U.S. Trust. The following were Platinum Sponsors: NetApp, Bingham; Citi Commercial Bank; Deloitte; EMC; Ericsson; Oracle; Polycom; and SAP. Gold Sponsors include: Bon Appétit Management Company; BDO; Effect Design; Insperity; Kaye Scholer; Silicon Valley Business Journal; and Wells Fargo.
Silver Sponsors include: Digital 360 Agency; Houlihan Lokey; KPMG; Merrill Datasite; Montgomery Professionals; Needham & Company; OCSC Sailing; Robert Half International; and Silicon Valley Bank.
Bronze Sponsors include: Cadence; Comerica Bank; Gilead; Heffernan Insurance Brokers; IBM; Loopking Wines; Lunder Real Estate; PowerSpeaking; Singer Lewak; and SRPR | Shev Rush Public Relations.
The Association for Corporate Growth (ww.acg.org) is a global learning and networking organization specifically for executives driving their company's growth strategy. Active global membership exceeds 14,000 executives from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 56 chapters in North America, Europe and Asia.
ACG Silicon Valley provides an exclusive venue where CEOs and senior corporate executives form valuable business relationships and learn and link to the future of Silicon Valley. The 28 year old chapter strives to provide an environment where members, over seventy percent of whom are senior executives, gain access to key insight, knowledge, and connections.
About Trulia, Inc.
Trulia (NYSE: TRLA) gives home buyers, sellers, owners, and renters the inside scoop on properties, places, and real estate professionals. Trulia has unique info on the areas people want to live that can't be found anywhere else: users can learn about agents, neighborhoods, schools, crime, commute times, and even ask the local community questions. Real estate professionals use Trulia to connect with millions of transaction-ready buyers and sellers each month via our hyper-local advertising services, social recommendations, and top-rated mobile real estate apps. Trulia is headquartered in downtown San Francisco. Trulia is a registered trademark of Trulia, Inc.
About Bon Appétit Management Company
Bon Appétit Management Company (www.bamco.com) is an on-site restaurant company offering full food-service management to corporations, universities, and specialty venues. Based in Palo Alto, CA, Bon Appétit has more than 500 cafés in 32 states, including eBay, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Getty Center. All Bon Appétit food is cooked from scratch, including sauces, stocks, and soups. A pioneer in environmentally sound sourcing policies, Bon Appétit has developed programs addressing local purchasing, the overuse of antibiotics, sustainable seafood, the food and climate change connection, humanely raised meat and eggs, and farmworker welfare. It has received numerous awards for its work, from organizations including the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the James Beard Foundation, Chefs Collaborative, Natural Resources Defense Council, Seafood Choices Alliance, The Humane Society of the United States, and Food Alliance.