Rocket Fuel – Business

rocket FuelThe 2013 Sequoia Award for Outstanding Business is presented to Rocket Fuel. In 2008 Rocket Fuel was founded by online advertising veterans and rocket scientists from NASA, Yahoo!, Salesforce.com, and DoubleClick.  They came together with one simple mission: to make marketing easier and more effective for brands, and to give consumers a unique and relevant online experience. Awarded #4 on Forbes’ 2013 Most Promising Companies in America list, Rocket Fuel currently employs over 300 people in 15 offices worldwide including New York, London, Toronto, and Hamburg.

Headquartered in Redwood City, Rocket Fuel also makes a tremendous difference through volunteerism in our local communities.

Led by a dedicated group of employees “Rocket Fuel Gives Back” was founded for the sole purpose of community outreach including serving at homeless shelters and coordinating and participating in food and toy drives.

Partnering with InnVision Shelter Network

•    Bi-weekly food and supply donations to the Maple Street homeless shelter.
•    Monthly catered lunch events at 1st Step for Families and Maple street shelters.
•    Catered Holiday events including Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas at both shelters.
•    Exceeded goals for SAL/PAL Christmas toy drive donations in 2012.
•    Tripled 2nd annual Food Bank barrel donations in 2012.

Over the past eighteen months these volunteer efforts have grown with the support of the company’s executives and partners. Rocket Fuel has begun fund raising events to support education programs that will benefit at-risk youth by partnering with United Way of the Bay Area through events such as the “Infinity of Books for the Holidays” at Nissan Infiniti where convertibles were filled with books for Bay Area children.

Going forward the employees and executives of Rocket Fuel look forward to expanding and increasing their volunteer efforts in the communities in which they live, work and play.