San Mateo Companies Make Headlines

It’s been a stand-out day in the media for San Mateo-based companies.

First, the San Francisco Chronicle published a feature on video game company Roblox. Based in the City of San Mateo, Roblox opened a door into virtual reality by making its popular youth-oriented online gaming platform compatible with the Oculus Rift headset.

With more than 20 million players a month, Roblox just snagged the title of the world’s largest social virtual reality destination. And all the innovation is happening at its headquarters in San Mateo. Read the full story here >

Each year, the San Francisco Business Times publishes its ranked lists of largest tech employers, with dedicated lists to San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville and Richmond.

We’re pleased to report that, the scene for tech in San Mateo County has gotten so hot that the – for its first time ever – the Business Times published its “List” of largest tech in San Mateo County and the City of Palo Alto.

We thought we’d get hyper-local and pull out the five employers from the City of San Mateo specifically that made the ranks of 25 companies.

10. GoPro Inc., Manufacturer of popular wearable action cameras. Some benefits for employees? Your own GoPro, fully stocked kitchens with snacks, medical, dental and vision insurance

12. Apttus Corp. Sales-management software Employees here receive unlimited paid time off, fitness and financial programs, free snacks and beverages, office happy hours

15. NetSuite Inc. Cloud software provider NetSuite employees can expect prepaid legal – Voluntary benefit that handles personal legal needs of employees; unlimited vacation

20. Marketo Inc. Cloud-based marketing software Marketo staff have volunteer opportunities, paid time off to volunteer, healthy snacks, onsite-group exercise and gym facilities.

SF Business Times‘ subscribers can see the full list here >

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