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Exygy serves up tech for good to diverse clients

Exygy Inc. Rank: 47 Growth: 140.9 percent What it does: Provides software design and development, strategy, and engineering services for changemakers including UN World Food Program, Skoll Foundation, Google.org CEO: [Read entire story]

Exygy serves up tech for good to diverse clients

Exygy Inc. Rank: 47 Growth: 140.9 percent What it does: Provides software design and development, strategy, and engineering services for changemakers including UN World Food Program, Skoll Foundation, Google.org CEO: [Read entire story]

Kvantum helps target ad dollars using artificial intelligence

Kvantum Inc. Rank: 38 Growth: 170.5 percent What it does: Marketing performance analytics company CEO: Shilpi Sharma HQ: Fremont 2016 employees: 37 2016 revenue: $1.58 million 2015 revenue: $892,625 2014 [Read entire story]

Kvantum helps target ad dollars using artificial intelligence

Kvantum Inc. Rank: 38 Growth: 170.5 percent What it does: Marketing performance analytics company CEO: Shilpi Sharma HQ: Fremont 2016 employees: 37 2016 revenue: $1.58 million 2015 revenue: $892,625 2014 [Read entire story]

Boba Guys quench thirst for growth with six new shops

The chain was founded in 2011, and has since expanded from a pop-up space to a high growth brand with nine-and-counting locations. [Read entire story]

Farmgirl Flowers picks fresh business model

Farmgirl Flowers Rank: 15 Growth: 431.3 percent What it does: Ecommerce flower company CEO: Christina Stembel HQ: San Francisco 2016 employees: 67 2016 revenue: $10.13 million 2015 revenue: $4.45 million 2014 [Read entire story]

Farmgirl Flowers picks fresh business model

Farmgirl Flowers Rank: 15 Growth: 431.3 percent What it does: Ecommerce flower company CEO: Christina Stembel HQ: San Francisco 2016 employees: 67 2016 revenue: $10.13 million 2015 revenue: $4.45 million 2014 [Read entire story]

SmartBiz Loans gives banks a run for their money

SmartBiz Loans Rank: 4 Growth: 949.8 percent What it does: Technology-driven SBA loan marketplace providing small businesses access to low-cost loans CEO: Evan Singer HQ: San Francisco 2016 employees: 70 2016 [Read entire story]

SmartBiz Loans gives banks a run for their money

SmartBiz Loans Rank: 4 Growth: 949.8 percent What it does: Technology-driven SBA loan marketplace providing small businesses access to low-cost loans CEO: Evan Singer HQ: San Francisco 2016 employees: 70 2016 [Read entire story]

Gainsight chases big customers as it ‘evangelizes’ new industry

Gainsight Inc. Rank: 1 Growth: 1484.8 percent What it does: Designs software that uses metrics including usage logs, support tickets and survey responses to monitor a client’s customers and maintain customer [Read entire story]

Gainsight chases big customers as it ‘evangelizes’ new industry

Gainsight Inc. Rank: 1 Growth: 1484.8 percent What it does: Designs software that uses metrics including usage logs, support tickets and survey responses to monitor a client’s customers and maintain customer [Read entire story]

GameChangerSF taps spread of the app economy

GameChangerSF Growth: 1037.5 percent Rank: 3 What it does: Delivers customers to app developers through advertising that uses product and audience analysis CEO: Anya Shapina HQ: Palo Alto 2016 employees: 6 2016 [Read entire story]

GameChangerSF taps spread of the app economy

GameChangerSF Growth: 1037.5 percent Rank: 3 What it does: Delivers customers to app developers through advertising that uses product and audience analysis CEO: Anya Shapina HQ: Palo Alto 2016 employees: 6 2016 [Read entire story]

Popular Plant Cafe closes locations as it retools its business model

The business closed two locations earlier this summer, and scrapped dinner service at others, as part of its push toward a leaner, grab-and-go model. [Read entire story]

Tech Giant vs. Startup in Legal Battle Over Former Employees

A tech giant and a scrappy startup are locking horns over hiring away employees, and the workers are caught in the middle.Citrix systems, based in Santa Clara, is taking on Mountain View-based Egnyte over seven employees [Read entire story]

Chariot ordered to put brakes on commuter service in SF

Chariot, the commuter shuttle service owned by Ford Motor Co., has temporarily shut down service in San Francisco after a regulator said it failed some safety inspections. Chariot, headquartered in San [Read entire story]

Stitch Fix, an online styling service, files to go public

Stitch Fix, a San Francisco online clothing styling service, has filed to go public. The company is one of several that ship shoppers clothing to try on at home before they buy. With Stitch Fix, [Read entire story]

Business News Roundup, Oct. 20

Courts Another suit against Tesla Just two days after three black factory workers filed suit against Tesla for [Read entire story]

FDA approves second gene-altering treatment for cancer

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the second in a radically new class of treatments that genetically reboot a patient’s own immune cells to kill cancer. The new therapy, Yescarta, [Read entire story]

Toyota tops with consumers; Visa likes selfies; United sputters

Toyota still tops with consumers For the fifth year in a row, Toyota has topped Consumer Reports’ reliability rankings — partly because it has been conservative [Read entire story]