IMVU Recognized as Best Place to Work in Bay Area by San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal
Popular online community adds Social Entertainment pro and former Second Life executive, David Fleck, as Vice President of Marketing
PALO ALTO, CA -- April 29, 2010 -- IMVU, an online community where members use 3D avatars to meet new people, chat, create and play with their friends, today announced that the company has been recognized by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal as one of the best places to work in the Bay Area. The company also announced that David Fleck, former vice president of marketing and business development for Second Life, has joined IMVU as vice president of marketing.
“The entire IMVU team is proud to be named as one of the best places to work,” said Cary Rosenzweig, CEO of IMVU. “We consistently aim to create a culture where people love to do great work, and it's because of this effort that we've been able to attract outstanding talent like David. When our employees thrive, they deliver the best customer experience for our online community.”
The annual ranking compiled by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal selects the top 100 companies to work for in the Bay Area. This year more than 350 companies applied for this distinguished designation in the category of 50-100 employees. Employees in each of the companies completed an online questionnaire that tabulated their level of satisfaction with their jobs and whether they felt valued in the company.
“I am thrilled to join a fast-growing company that has been recognized for its commitment to its employees,” said David Fleck, vice president of marketing of IMVU. “My combined expertise in social gaming, 3D and virtual economies is a perfect fit to help drive IMVU's next phase of growth.”
David Fleck has a strong background in leading emerging technologies to market, including Wild Pockets (3D in a browser) and SuperSecret (social entertainment for children). Previously, David was vice president of marketing and business development at Linden Lab's Second Life, where he led it to become the most recognized brand in Virtual Worlds and 3D online spaces. Before joining Linden Lab, David held senior positions at Openwave, Macromedia and Novell.
About IMVU, Inc.
IMVU Inc. (sv.imvu.com) is an online community where members use 3D avatars to meet new people, chat, create and play with their friends. IMVU has reached 50 million registered users, 10 million unique visitors per month and a $40+ million annualized revenue run rate. IMVU has the world's largest virtual goods catalog of more than 4 million items, almost all of which are created by its own members. Founded in 2004, IMVU is backed by venture investors Menlo Ventures, Allegis Capital, Bridgescale Partners and Best Buy Capital and is located in Palo Alto, CA. IMVU is hiring for many positions, log onto http://sv.imvu.com/jobs for more information.