The Haas Marketplace features companies owned or operated by Haas alumni. Some offer either special discounts on the products and services to members of the Haas community and/or give a portion of revenue earned back to the Haas Fund. Vintners, chocolatiers, financial service providers, cothing & accessory designers are a few examples. To list your company in the Marketplace, please contact Casey Hennig in the Alumni Relations office.
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AmbyGear is the smartest and coolest smartwatch for kids. AmbyGear connects to an ecosystem that allows children to be independent, encourages them to be physically active, and helps them learn life lessons while creating a safe environment. With built in GPS, text messaging and boundary alerts, AmbyGear also provides parents peace of mind by informing them how far and where their kids are, all from the convenience of a parent's mobile phone. Patrick Muggler, MBA 13, is the CEO and Founder of Ambit Networks, the maker of AmbyGear.
Back to the Roots
Back to the Roots was founded by Alejandro Velez & Nikhil Arora (both BS 09) during their last semester at Haas. Inspired by the idea of producing local, fresh food from what was an urban waste stream, Back to the Roots created the Grow-at-Home Mushroom Farm. Available at over 3,000 retail locations around the country it lets anyone easily grow their own gourmet mushrooms at home in just 10 days. They recently launched the AquaFarm, a self-cleaning fish tank that grows food. A closed-loop ecosystem, this award-winning product looks great in any kitchen or classroom.
Bezels and Bytes
Stay connected in style! Bezels & Bytes creates accessories for wearable tech, including gold plated bracelets for your Fitbit. Now you can ditch the rubber fitness bracelet and count steps in style. It is a great gift! Get free shipping and free returns. Melissa Koerner, BCEMBA 11, co-founded the company in 2015.
Villa Ragazzi produces "perhaps the best Sangiovese made in California" according to iconic British author Hugh Johnson in his 2013 Pocket Guide to Wine. This small Napa Valley winery is owned by alumna Michaela Rodeno, MBA 80, and her attorney husband Gregory. In 1985, they were the first to plant Sangiovese in Napa Valley. The low vigor, low yielding Rodeno clone makes Sangiovese with medium to full body, good intensity, and a lovely true red color; the acidity that makes Sangiovese a wonderful match with many dishes also assures excellent cellaring potential. Villa Ragazzi Faraona, a super-Tuscan blend of 75% Sangiovese and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon) and Cabernet Sauvignon (100%), plus a dry Rosato di Sangiovese (100%) complete the offer. Total production ranges between 100-200 cases annually. Visitors are welcome by appointment. The name? "Ragazzi" refers to the Rodeno children, now grown.
Special offer for Haas alums: 10% discount on Villa Ragazzi wine purchases thru 12/31/14. Please contact Michaela directly to claim this offer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Centricity Financial, LLC is a registered investment advisory firm dedicated to helping individuals meet their financial goals. We provide a full range of wealth management services including investment management, retirement planning, estate planning, tax planning, along with insurance and risk management. Ethan Namvar, MFE 05, is the Chief Investment Officer. Centricity Financial is pleased to offer Haas Alumni a 50% discount for the first year (minimums would apply).
Crowdplat connects companies looking to build custom apps and execute IT projects with freelance team(s) from around the world. Founder Sahil Sarosh graduated from the BCEMBA program in 2004. Haas students and alumni get 3% commission on project value for referring the platform -- This applies only for the first project posted by a customer. To be eligible, customer needs to indicate they were referred by you when posting the project on the platform.
DuFour Conapinski LLP
DuFour Conapinski LLP is a boutique law firm with offices in Los Angeles and the San Francisco bay area, co-founded by Len Conapinski, MBA 12. The firm focuses on commercial transactions and project finance, with particular experience representing renewable energy companies, technology companies, and startups. The firm performs general corporate work, transaction structuring and negotiation, and intellectual property strategy development. For smaller companies that are seeing increased legal workflow but that do not have the need for a full-time in-house counsel, the firm can provide part-time general counsel services.
ProgViz is a financial technology company founded by Margit Zwemer, MFE 09. Our core product is LiquidLandscape, a real-time data infrastructure specifically designed to process live, high-volume market data for immediate play-back, and serve as the foundation for apps which consume this data. We currently offer the LiquidLandscape:Volatility Surface app for equity derivatives traders, now available through the Bloomberg App Portal by typing APPS LIQUID <GO>. We also market LiquidLandscape.Core and its developer tools as a 3rd party developer API.