Technology Underwriting the Greater Good, commonly known as TUGG here in town, will throw down this Thursday for the 8th Annual Tech Charity Tequila & Wine Party. More than 1,600 of Boston’s brightest will head to Royale Nightclub to support a good cause, and, of course, get a little boozy.
The organization is on pace to blast through its previous years’ records. So far, TUGG has raised more than $300,000 for local nonprofits Build Boston, Catie’s Closet, Doc Wayne, Quest Adventures, rightside, Science from Scientists and YouthHarbors. Attendees won’t have to cheers to that successfully raised sum with empty glasses, either. Over 240 gallons of wine – and plenty of other libations – are prepared to be poured come Thursday evening, thanks in part to generous contributions made by Boston companies.
Fifty-eight local firms have signed on to sponsor the much anticipated event. Check out the following list to get to know a bit more about these big-hearted businesses. Get your tickets here, and see you on Thursday!
.406 Ventures – .406 Ventures is an early-stage venture firm that invests mainly in innovation IT companies.
Abine – Abine provides simple, online security solutions for companies, and free-of-charge privacy products for consumers.
America’s Growth Capital – AGC is a top investment bank that focuses on providing strategic advisory services to technology companies.
ArgoPay – ArgoPay is a virtual credit card company that eliminates processing fees for small businesses and offers rewards for consumers.
Atlas Venture – Atlas Venture is a leading early-stage life sciences and technology VC firm.
Attendware – Attendware builds Web and mobile software that makes it easier to put on great events.
Backupify – Backupify provides cloud-to-cloud backup for Gmail, Yesware, and Salesforce, among others Web apps, for companies.
BISON Alternatives – BISON monitors portfolios, fundraising and performance activity for firms in the private equity and venture capital space.
Bit9 – Bit9 is a leading provider in endpoint and server security by leveraging real-time visibility and malware protection.
CRBRE-New England – CRBRE is the region’s largest full-service real estate services firm.
Clypd – Clypd aims to make the TV advertising industry more efficient by marrying the television and programmatic worlds to permit cable and satellite operators, networks and video streaming services to seamlessly capture new revenue streams.
Cooley LLP – Cooley LLP is a major law firm serving companies of all sizes, including Facebook, Yelp and LinkedIn.
DataXu – DataXu offers a big data, real-time media management platform that powers digital advertising campaigns.
Deloitte – Deloitte provides nationally renowned audit, consulting and finance advisory services.
Drync – Drync is a mobile app that lets wine lovers document their favorite vinos and discover new wines.
Ernst & Young – E&Y is an internationally acclaimed provider of audit, task, business risk, technology and security and human capital services.
fama PR – fama PR is a leading locally based public relations agency, specializing in high-tech companies.
Flashnotes – Flashnotes is a Boston-based startup that allows college students to sell and buy study materials on an online marketplace.
Foley Hoag LLP – Foley Hoag is a law firm based in Boston that represents clients in life science, health, tech, energy and investment management.
General Catalyst – General Catalyst is a Boston-based early-stage VC firm, specializing in early-stage and XIR/growth investments.
GilaPad – GilaPad offers a note-taking platform that integrates with content from e-textbooks and popular websites, allowing students to share study materials.
Goodwin Procter – Goodwin Procter is a top global law firm working with all sizes of companies.
GW & Wade – GW & Wade is a Boston-based wealth management firm.
Hopper – Hopper’s app allows users to watch live and recorded TV at home or on-the-go via mobile.
Hult International Business School – From multiple locations around the globe, Hult International Business School’s top professors furnish future leaders with a full understanding of the business world.
InsightSquared – Based in Cambridge, InsightSquared offers the No. 1 Salesforce analytics product for small and mid-sized businesses.
Latham & Watkins – Latham & Watkins is a full-service interational law firm that deals with complex business transactions, including litigation and other regulatory matters for companies.
MFA: Moody, Famiglieti, and Andronco – MFA is a Boston area CPA and consulting firm that provides companies an alternative to the “Big 4” for accounting, tax and auditing services.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C. – This full-service, general practice law firm offers its services to a wide range of companies and clients from around the world.
Nexage – Nexage offers publishers and developers a leading mobile programmatic buying platform to help them increase ad revenue and decrease operational costs.
Nutonian – Nutonian helps companies actually “make sense” of big data through its unique suite of products.
Objective Logistics – Objective Logistics helps raise sales, boost guest experience and drive employee performance in restaurants and retail stores with its trademark MUSE platform.
One Mighty Roar – One Mighty Roar creates digital product experiences with the latest technologies for large companies and organizations.
Par80 – Par80 powers an expansive doctor-to-doctor patient referral network for healthcare providers.
PillPack – PillPack provides patients with personalized packs of their medication and vitamins, shipped directly to their doorstep.
Polachi – Polachi helps pair companies with top executive talent in technology, private equity and venture capital companies.
RunKeeper – RunKeeper’s fitness app lets users keep track of healthy habits and share their workouts with friends.
SessionM – SessionM’s hallmark platform allows developers, publishers and advertisers to boost audience engagement.
Sigma Prime Ventures – Sigma Prime Ventures is a locally based VC firm specializing in early-stage companies.
Silicon Valley Bank – Silicon Valley Bank provides financial services to burgeoning and mature companies in the technology, life sciences, private equity and speciality wine spaces.
SimpleTuition – SimpleTuition allows students and families to better plan for their or their kids’ college education and manage student loan debt.
Skillz – Skillz is a multiplayer network that allows people to play Android games for cash and other prizes.
WilmerHale – WilmerHale is a leading law firm, providing a broad range of services to businesses and companies across industries.
Startup Institute – Startup Institute is a career accelerator for new grads and career changers who want to gain the skills, mindset and network necessary to succeed in the startup world.
The Boston Foundation – The Boston Foundation is a community-building organization driven to support nonprofits benefitting the Boston area.
Third Rock Ventures – Third Rock Ventures is a Boston venture capital firm focused on investments within the life sciences space.
Veracode – Veracode is a cloud-based intelligence and security verification application that reduces risk across web, mobile and third party apps.
ViralGains – ViralGains is a viral video marketing platform for companies and brands.
Yesware – Yesware offers an email tool for sales teams, allowing people to track their emails, create templates and sync CRMs.
DraftKings – DraftKings is a daily fantasy sports site that lets sports fans compete against each other to win real cash and prizes.
Longworth Venture Partners – Longworth Venture Partners is a Boston VC best known for its innovative investments in emerging technology companies.
Pandemic Labs – Pandemic Labs is a top local agency specializing in social media marketing and analytics.
BlueTrain – BlueTrain is a mobile content management marketing platform for professional marketers and designers.
Bullhorn – Bullhorn offers top recruiting software for recruiters and staffers, helping them bring in top talent, make more placements and track metrics.
Twitter – Twitter is a social network and microblogging site (that just opened up a branch in Boston!).
Fancred – Fancred is a sports social network for fans to connect and share takes on their favorite teams, players and leagues.
Jebbit – Jebbit provides a pay-for-performance advertising technology that fuels post-click engagement.