Interview: Catching Up with Jay VanOrden, CEO of Franklin-based Worldwide Supply

Worldwide Supply, a Franklin-based tech service company, keeps showing up on New Jersey “Best of” lists. In 2016 it was named one of the best places to work in New Jersey by NJBIZ for the fifth time, and again in 2017 for a sixth time. What defines the company is the employees. “That is our competitive advantage, said CEO Jay VanOrden. One of the attributes that makes working at Worldwide fulfilling is that, from the top down, the company maintains a culture of innovation and creativity, he added.

NJ Tech Company Roundup: Eastern DataComm, Wayside Technology Group and SHI

Eastern DataComm: Eastern DataComm (Hackensack) said that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent for an element of Eastern DataComm’s proprietary Lockdown and Emergency Notification System (LENS). Wayside Technology Group announced the launch of their new redesigned website and brand refresh. SHI International Corp. ended 2016 with $7.56 billion in revenue, a 12 percent year-over-year increase.

Startup Roundup: GovPilot and eureQa

GovPilot (Hoboken), a municipal software provider, released its newest software product, a mobile app called “GovAlert,” in both Android and iPhone versions.eureQa (Cherry Hill), an SaaS automation platform for e-commerce testing, has raised $400K in follow-on funding from leading investors active in the Philadelphia area.

Remembering Caren Franzini: Former EDA Leader was Friend to the New Jersey Tech Industry

In late January, Caren Franzini passed away. Franzini was the former CEO of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, holding that post from 1994 to 2012. During her term of office, she navigated  some very tough times for the New Jersey tech and life sciences community, remained a friend to New Jersey tech companies and their founders and implemented many creative programs. Here is what some members of the New Jersey tech community who knew Franzini had to say about her:

New Jersey Law Firm McCarter & English Highly Rated by PitchBook for Venture Capital Activity

McCarter & English (Newark and East Brunswick), a law firm that often represents tech startups in New Jersey, has been given top rankings in several categories by PitchBook (New York), a comprehensive source of information on the activities of venture-capital and private-equity firms and of their affiliated service providers.

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