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Come see SlideRocket onstage at SF New Tech!

By Tracy Frey on February 12, 2010

Have any exciting plans for next Wednesday, February 17th? Well, we do – and we’d love for you to join us!

SlideRocket founder and CTO Mitch Grasso will be onstage at The SF New Tech Meetup demo-ing some exciting new SlideRocket features.

We can’t let the cat out of the bag quite yet on what these updates are, but you’ll definitely want to catch the live demo onstage.

The SF New Tech Meetup is a networking event for people just like you who want to see the latest and greatest technologies coming from the innovators right here in our backyard.

The theme for Wednesday’s meetup is Working Smarter – that is definitely something we aim to help our users with here at SlideRocket and we are excited to be sharing the stage with other innovative companies.

The good news is that you can still get tickets to come join the excitement next week! But don’t worry, if you can’t make it, we will still let you know about our exciting news.

Who: You, SlideRocket and the whole SF New Tech community

What: The SF New Tech Meetup – drinks, demos & networking

When: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 from 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM (PT)

Where: 119 Utah Street here in San Francisco (Cross street is 15th. Look for the big black doors)

Why: Because it’s going to be a lot of fun, and even informative

Check out SF New Tech’s website for ticket information and we hope to see you there.

Some Very Exciting SlideRocket News!

By Tracy Frey on July 21, 2009

Today is a very exciting day in the life of our young company.  We are super excited to announce that we recently closed a second round of Venture Capital financing, which is being led by Azure Capital Partners.  They are joining our already fantastic investors, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, and we are just thrilled to have them on board.  Ray Carey will be joining Mitchell Kertzman on our Board of Directors, and we look forward to their combined wisdom as we move forward.

We are very excited to apply this new round of financing to help us grow our business and realize our vision of transforming the way the world thinks about presentations.  Truly, this would not have been possible without all of you, so thank you all very much for all your excitement and feedback – we really, really appreciate it. Please keep it coming! We have lots of cool ideas for upcoming features and enhancements, and we’d love to add yours to the mix.

But, that’s not all the news of the day. At the same time, we have also added a very important member to our team.  Chuck Dietrich, who was formerly a General Manager & Vice President at, has joined SlideRocket as CEO.  Mitch Grasso, our fearless Co-Founder and rockstar product visionary, will be assuming the role of CTO.  We are all thrilled to have Chuck on board; his nine years at have given him deep industry experience that will help us take SlideRocket to the next level.  Plus, he’s a pretty awesome guy to hang out with. You all should come visit us sometime, and play with the SlideRocket crew! We’d love to have you. (Just let us know first…)

Like I said, it’s a big day for us!  Pretty exciting news, eh? If you’d like to read more details about it all, please feel free to read the full press release.  And, as always, to stay on top of all the latest from SideRocket, please follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, and YouTube.