Tech Trends Report
Tech Trends Report 2016
2016 Oakland Tech Trends Report Released September 2016. This report focuses on the trends shaping Oakland's rapidly growing tech sector, from the core tech clusters of Internet publishing and web search portals, to custom programming services, to subsectors related to online business and shopping. The report notes some 446 tech companies, 230 of which employ more than 3 workers, are responsible for employment in the sector in excess of 6,100 workers in 2015.
Tech Trends Report 2015
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- Although tech’s 3.1% share of all jobs in Oakland is a relatively small component of the overall economy in terms of jobs, Oakland’s tech sector is booming
- Oakland’s 400+ tech firms, the highest number ever recorded, employed over 5,400 workers during 2014, up 23% from 2010
- Tech companies pay some of the highest wages in Oakland, with an average wage of nearly $100,000 per year
- The largest components of the tech base by industry segment are Internet/Web-Search Portals and Computer/Software Design
- Women lead the way in terms of tech sector jobs in the Bay Area, with 35.5% of all tech jobs in Oakland held by women
December 2015: 'Accelerating Tech Ecosystems' - Tech Trends Report Update
A capacity crowd joined turned out for the second event in the Chamber’s 'Oaklanders Talk Tech' series held December 8, 2015. With leading venture capitalists and tech luminaries as panelists, the event featured discussions on amplifying investing and local innovation — while growing Oakland's emerging tech sector in quintessential Oakland style.
At the event, the Chamber announced an update to its Tech Trends report, which can be found here.
Panelists included the following:
o Rani Croager, Co-Founder, Uptima Business Bootcamp
o Brian Dixon, Principal, Kapor Capital
o Christian Ebersol, Associate, Comcast Ventures
o Ruben Hernandez, Co-Founder, Devlabs
o Anca Mosoiu, Founder, Tech Liminal
o Joel Pool, CEO, The Port Workspaces
o Michael Sabree, Partner, Donahue Fitzgerald LLP
o Wes Selke, Managing Director and Founder, Better Ventures
o Lo Toney, Partner, Google Ventures
Read about the event in our press release. Read coverage of the event: 'Experts: Oakland is growing technology hub' (Contra Costa Times).
September 2015: 'Oaklanders Talk Tech'
On September 11, 2015, the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce launched its new “Oaklanders Talk Tech” series with an inaugural event held at Pandora headquarters in Downtown Oakland.
Attended by over 100 business leaders, government officials, and members of the Oakland community eager to better understand the role of Oakland’s emerging tech ecosystem, the sold-out event featured welcoming remarks by Pandora CFO Mike Herring, comments by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, a report on the Chamber’s District Indicators Project by Christopher Thornberg, Founding Partner of Beacon Economics, and a panel discussion with Oakland tech luminaries Brennan Byrne, CEO of Clef, Naveen Jain, CEO of Sparkart Group, Inc., and Tamir Scheinok, COO of Fluid.
At the event, the Chamber annnounced the release of its Tech Trends 2015 report.
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