ACG Silicon Valley Honors Fitbit, Ambarella at GROW! Awards

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Valley’s best and brightest recognized at 12th annual event

Each year, the GROW! Awards give leaders from across Silicon Valley the opportunity to come together to honor our peers and share an evening in celebration of this community’s unique and considerable contributions to the Valley.

ACG Silicon Valley celebrated the 2016 GROW! Awards at a sold-out ceremony held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California on April 27, 2016, recognizing Fitbit, the leader in the connected health and fitness market, and Ambarella, Inc., a leading developer of low-power, HD and Ultra HD video compression and image processing semiconductors.

The GROW! Awards honor two of the fastest-growing Silicon Valley companies. Fitbit received the GROW! Award for Outstanding Growth Company, and Ambarella won the GROW! Award for Emerging Growth Company.

Jeremy Burton, president of products and marketing at EMC, keynoted the awards ceremony. Sally Pera, CEO of ACG Silicon Valley, served as the master of ceremonies. Author, well-known technology journalist and entrepreneur Michael Malone wrote a missive that was delivered at the event. Whipsaw CEO Dan Harden introduced two brand-new product designs during the Coolest Products Showcase. Proceeds of the Showcase Raffle benefited the Ravenswood Makerspace Collaborative.

“For 12 years, ACG Silicon Valley has recognized companies like GoPro, Salesforce, VMware, HP, Adobe, Symantec, SanDisk, Oracle Corporation, Cisco Systems and Intel Corporation for their innovation and strategic growth, and we continue to be inspired by the ingenuity and acumen of the Valley’s best and brightest,” said Sally Pera, CEO of ACG Silicon Valley. “Each year, the GROW! Awards give leaders from across Silicon Valley the opportunity to come together to honor our peers and share an evening in celebration of this community’s unique and considerable contributions to the Valley, the country, and the world at large.”

ACG Silicon Valley, which is the Silicon Valley chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, chose the winners in each category to reflect the best qualities of Silicon Valley’s many fine companies. In addition to outstanding financial performance, candidates had to show a sustainable record of innovation, corporate value-building and social involvement. In these challenging times, the expectation of candidates’ continued role as mainstays of the Silicon Valley community is paramount.

The 2016 GROW! Awards Underwriting Sponsor was U.S. Trust. Platinum Sponsors included: EMC; Ericsson; Deloitte; Marvell; Morgan Lewis; Kaye Scholer LLP; and ALOM. Gold Sponsors included: Palo Alto Networks; VMware; Wells Fargo; Silicon Valley Business Journal; Bank of the West; BDO; Capgemini; and Gutenberg Communications.

Silver Sponsors included: MCE; Cadence; QuickLogic; Peaxy; KPMG; Reuter Partner; Needham; Merrill Corporation; Bavarian US; California Partners, Inc.; Ferrari Ottoboni Caputo & Wunderling; Physicians Medical Group; Physicians Medical Urgent Care; SRPR | Shev Rush Public Relations; Sierra Ventures; and Lunder Real Estate Services.

Bronze Sponsors included: Whipsaw; TECH CU; Loopking Wines; and Silicon Valley Bank.

The GROW! Awards was produced by The Michael Alan Group, with AV services provided by Envision Entertainment.

About ACG

The Association for Corporate Growth ( is a global learning and networking organization specifically for executives driving their company's growth strategy. Active global membership exceeds 14,500 executives from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 59 chapters in North America, Europe and Asia.

About ACG Silicon Valley

ACG Silicon Valley (ACGSV) is a unique community with a purpose; where CEOs and senior executive leaders connect to conduct business, build new careers, and link together to lead the future of Silicon Valley. The 32-year-old chapter strives to provide an environment where members, over 80% of whom are CEOs, gain access to key insight, knowledge, and connections.

ACGSV is a forum beyond networking and has earned its credible reputation by consistently providing one of the strongest possible thought leadership platforms available to corporate leaders and executive teams.

About the GROW! Awards

Every year, ACG Silicon Valley and other chapters of the Association for Corporate Growth recognize the Outstanding Growth Company and Top Emerging Growth Company in their geographical area.

About Fitbit, Inc.

Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals. As the leader in the connected health and fitness category, Fitbit designs products and experiences that track everyday health and fitness. Fitbit’s diverse line of award-winning products includes Fitbit Surge™, Fitbit Blaze™, Fitbit Charge HR™, Alta™, Fitbit Charge™, Fitbit Flex®, Fitbit One® and Fitbit Zip® activity trackers, as well as the Aria® Wi-Fi Smart Scale. Fitbit products are carried in over 50,000 retail stores and in 63 countries around the globe.

Fitbit, the Fitbit logo, Fitbit Surge, Fitbit Blaze, Fitbit Charge HR, Alta, Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Flex, Fitbit One, Fitbit Zip, Aria, MobileRun, PurePulse, SmartTrack, and FitStar are trademarks, service marks and/or registered trademarks of Fitbit in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks, service marks, and product names used herein are the property of their respective owners.

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About Ambarella

Ambarella, Inc., is a leading developer of low-power, high-definition (HD) and Ultra HD video compression and image processing solutions. The company's products are used in a variety of HD cameras including security IP-cameras, sports cameras, wearable cameras, flying cameras and automotive video camera recorders. Ambarella compression chips are also used in broadcasting TV programs worldwide. Ambarella is the recipient of the Global Semiconductor Alliance 2015 awards for "Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company" and "Best Financially Managed Semiconductor Company," with annual sales of between $100M and $500M.

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