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Signal Peak Ventures Reveals 2012 List of v100

Heather Stewart

May 4, 2012

Want to discover the up-and-comers in the tech community? Signal Peak Ventures just unveiled its annual list of the Top 100 Venture-affiliated Entrepreneurs, also known as the v100.

The v100 is a list of the entrepreneurs who are most likely to make waves in the IT or biotech industries in the next five to seven years.

Signal Peak Ventures, formerly vSpring Capital, launched the program in 2004. “There’s a lot of great talent and good companies in the state, and this is an effort on our part to promote collaboration and cooperation within the industry,” said Brandon Tidwell, managing director at Signal Peak Ventures.

The firm solicited nominations from about 8,000 people in the business and academic communities, said Tidwell. Respondents could nominate up to 20 people who they felt would be most likely to head a successful local startup venture—as a CEO or a CTO—in the next five to seven years. Candidates didn’t need to have current involvement with a startup, said Tidwell—just the potential for a leading role in the near future.

Signal Peak Ventures received nearly 500 nominations. The individuals who were nominated were then asked to vote amongst themselves, and the top 100 vote getters made the list. Because of the unique nomination and voting procedure, the resulting v100 list is a good reflection of the young, dynamic individuals and companies that are most likely to be at the forefront over the next few years, said Tidwell.

“We created the program to help entrepreneurs, investors and businesspeople make connections and network with each other,” said Tidwell. “We want to facilitate and cultivate relationships between the best and the brightest in our IT and life science communities.”

Signal Peak Ventures 2012 V100 Class

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

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