M Corp was a proud corporate sponsor of the Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance’s TechEdge event on March 8 in Sacramento, featuring Pandora chief strategy officer and founder Tim Westergren.
The SARTA event, which celebrates technology companies and the tech industry in the region, attracted about 650 people to the Hyatt Regency.
Westergren, who helped build the company from a financially struggling startup to a publicly traded firm, was the highlight of the two-hour event. He spoke about developing the company’s music genome project – a one-time hand-coded database that matches similar music for listeners – and how employees worked two years without pay before a multimillion-dollar investment from a venture capital firm.
We applaud Pandora and the many other tech firms, especially those in the Sacramento region, for their commitment, drive and success.