8VC Venture Cup 2017 Announcement

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Hello Codeforces!

I'm pleased to announce the first championship hosted on the Codeforces platform. Welcome 8VC Venture Cup 2017!

8VC will be hosting a coding championship on Codeforces. The championship will begin on January 15 and take place in 2 rounds.

The contest will occur in two rounds:

  • The Elimination Round is online and takes place on January 15, 17:05 (UTC). Elimination Round follows regular Codeforces rules and consists of 7-8 problems. For this round, the complexity of the problems will be comparable to a regular Codeforces round. There are no eligibility restrictions to participate in the round.
  • The Final Round takes place on January 22, consists of 5-6 problems, and uses regular Codeforces rules. The complexity of the problems is higher than a regular Codeforces round. We will invite the top local finishers in Elimination Round to Woodside, CA to compete in the Final Round. In addition, we will invite the top 200 overall finishers to compete online.

Cool prizes are offered to winners and best participants.

  • Overall 1st place — $2000
  • Overall 2nd place — $1000
  • Overall 3rd-5th places — $500 each
  • Overall 1-50th place — t-shirts with 8VC and company logos
  • Local Winner — Dinner with Joe Lonsdale (founder of Palantir, Addepar and 8VC) and other Silicon Valley technologists
  • Local top finishers — Opportunity to meet with leadership from 8VC portfolio companies

8VC, which consists of Joe Lonsdale (co-founder of Palantir) and his core team from Formation | 8, is a Silicon Valley venture capital firm that invests in industry-transforming technology companies. The team's investment portfolio includes companies such as the selected companies below, and a host of other top technology platforms that leverage modern algorithms and data science to power their core business processes.

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Addepar is building a technology platform to transform the global world of finance. Addepar automates the aggregation of diverse financial datasets, and is built on a distributed calculation engine that allows advisers to perform complex, on-the-fly calculations. A best-in-class ember-based front end makes it easy to analyze complex portfolios, and a sophisticated report builder and client portal allow advisers to provide unparalleled transparency to their clients. Addepar's platform is poised to transform the financial industry by creating new standards for efficiency and transparency in portfolio analysis.

Zenreach is the marketing platform for oine businesses. Zenreach works with the top restaurants, bars/nightclubs, arenas and retailers in every city across the US to seamlessly build their customer lists, run segmented and segmented automated marketing campaigns, and provide real insight into whether customers return after receiving a message — calculating what we call, a 'walk-through rate.'

BuildZoom helps you find the perfect contractor for your construction or remodeling project. For example, if you let us help with your kitchen remodeling project, our matching algorithm will analyze the licenses, consumer reviews, and prior experience of three million contractors to identify the ones most suited to work on your kitchen. Over a billion dollars in construction projects come through BuildZoom per year.

LoadDocs: Founded by early executives of Addepar including the former VP of Engineering and the former Director of Design, LoadDocs is building a modern operating system for an industry that has been long underserved by technology: trucking. We live in an on-demand world where just-in-time shipping is the norm and not the exception. In order to compete, logistics companies need a platform that provides them real-time visibility of their operations and can facilitate communication with their often remote and distributed workforce.

OpenGov transforms the way the world analyzes and allocates public money. With more than 1300 government customers in the rapidly expanding OpenGov Network™, OpenGov’s Smart Government Platform™ is the world’s first integrated cloud solution for public sector budgeting, reporting, and open data. The OpenGov platform transforms government financial data into intuitive, interactive visualizations for both internal government users and citizens.

Qualia is a leading provider of software to the title insurance industry. Modern title and closing software to save you time and money.

Illumio delivers adaptive security for every computing environment, protecting the 80 percent of data center and cloud trac missed by the perimeter. The company’s Adaptive Security Platform ™ visualizes application trac and delivers continuous, scalable, and dynamic policy and enforcement to every bare-metal server, VM, container, and VDI within data centers and public clouds. Using Illumio, enterprises such as Morgan Stanley, Plantronics, NTT, King Entertainment, NetSuite, and Creative Artists Agency have achieved secure application and cloud migration, environmental segmentation, compliance, and high-value application protection from breaches and threats with no changes to applications or infrastructure.

Showroom is the first truly modern furniture company, using best-in-class distribution software to super-charge the custom furniture business. In just 12 months since launch, we've become the largest custom furniture maker in the world, solving bleeding edge problems in logistics, physical craftsmanship and software in the process. We're looking for curious engineers who are excited about reinventing one of the oldest industries on earth to join our team.

If you’re interested in job opportunities with these companies or others in the 8VC portfolio, contact us!

Good luck!

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