Why Choose SF: More Testimonials

american eagle logo"We are investing heavily in the top talent San Francisco and the Bay Area has to offer and recognize the strategic value of being close to our technology partners in the area. We try to put the customer at the center of everything we do, and are committed to leveraging best-in-class technology that provides our customers with a superior shopping experience now and in the years to come."
Joe Megibow, Senior Vice President/General Manager of Omni-Channel eCommerce, American Eagle Outfitters


rickshaw bagworks"For companies like mine, there's this history here," Dwight said. "Levi's started here, the Gap, Esprit ... for cut-and-sew companies, there's a great heritage in San Francisco."
- Mark Dwight, Rickshaw Bagworks


crystal jade logo“Crystal Jade is looking forward to opening our flagship restaurant in San Francisco. Compared to other US cities we have visited, San Francisco has been extremely welcoming and I especially appreciate our interactions with ChinaSF, Boston Properties and many others."
Yiutung Ip, Crystal Jade Culinary Concepts Holdings Chairman and CEO


rock health logo“Rock Health is committed to engaging with the brightest minds in healthcare to further innovation. Our choice of Mission Bay and new partnership with Alexandria reaffirms this commitment, and will enable us to support not just our portfolio companies but also the broader startup ecosystem,…This move will enhance our ability to collaborate with groundbreaking researchers, clinicians, and corporate partners in our industry.”
- Halle Tecco, Rock Health Founder and Chief Executive Officer


wework logo“As a hub of both entrepreneurialism and social innovation, San Francisco is tailor-made for WeWork and vice versa…It's no wonder that even before the official opening of our Golden Gate Theatre location, all the available floors were already fully occupied.”
Adam Neumann, WeWork co-founder and CEO


wework logo"What draws us to a city like San Francisco is the same thing that draws entrepreneurs, startups, and freelancers to WeWork: it's the creative atmosphere, the technical sophistication, and the strong sense of community."
Miguel McKelvey, WeWork co-founder and Chief Creative Officer


airbnb logo"I believe San Francisco is by far the most creative city on the planet. From the decades of tech companies who’ve started here to the artists who inhabit the Mission District, the best way to fit in here is not to be like everyone, it’s to be different. If you want to be like somebody else go to some other city. Do not come to San Francisco to fit in, because if you try fit in you’ll stick out. The only way to be a part of San Francisco is to be different. That’s what I love about San Francisco."
- Joe Gebbia, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer


kpcb logo"This is where the action is for younger people. The heat is in social, mobile, design and software.”
- Aileen Lee, Partner


pinterest logo“We’re pleased to now call one of the world’s great cities home. Thanks to Mayor Lee, his team and everyone who has helped make this move possible.”
- Ben Silbermann, Chief Executive Officer


dolby logo“For more than 36 years, San Francisco has been a great place for developing our innovations in cinema, home theater and portable entertainment. Our new headquarters will allow us to grow and advance the entertainment experience.”
- Kevin Yeaman, President and Chief Executive Officer


yelp logo“Yelp’s mission of connecting consumers with great local businesses started in San Francisco in 2004. As the world capital of innovation, we are proud to call San Francisco our home. Today we’re excited to announce our continued commitment to the city of San Francisco as the home of Yelp headquarters with the signing of an eight-year lease at 140 New Montgomery. We’re grateful for Mayor Ed Lee’s vision during this process, and we're excited to further deepen our ties to this community.”
- Jeremy Stoppelman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder


airbnb logo“The entrepreneurial spirit of San Francisco is what inspired us to create Airbnb, and the Mayor’s commitment to the sharing economy made us decide to strengthen our roots here. This lease not only signifies a 10-year commitment to San Francisco, but also to this neighborhood, where we want to be a great neighbor to the local community. We hope to create an inspirational space that brings people together and promotes the sharing of ideas.”
- Brian Chesky, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder


dropbox logo“We’re proud to call San Francisco our home; there’s no better place in the world for creative thinkers and builders.”
–Drew Houston, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder


twitter logo“San Francisco’s unique creativity and inventiveness is a part of Twitter’s DNA, and we feel like we are part of San Francisco. Three-quarters of our employees who live in San Francisco are involved in causes and charities in the city. Our employees are excited to be active members of our future neighborhood as volunteers, customers, diners and patrons of the arts.”
- Ali Rowghani, Chief Financial Officer


zoosk logo“We needed more room to grow and a location that will help attract top talent. We also wanted a space that was more in-line with Zoosk’s fun and creative culture instead of a traditional, corporate office. So when we saw 989 Market, it was definitely love at first sight. We’re excited to join the growing roster of San Francisco’s most-innovative technology companies and the city to rejuvenate central market.”
- Alex Mehr, Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer


riverbed logo“Riverbed is proud to have had its headquarters in San Francisco for the past 10 years. We’re making this investment to support our long-term growth and cement our commitment to the City of San Francisco. Like many prosperous technology companies headquartered in San Francisco, we think the City is the right location to attract the best talent and provide a thriving environment for our current employees. It is about time San Francisco becomes the capital of Silicon Valley and we want to be a part of that.”
- Jerry Kenelley, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer


linkedin logo"LinkedIn is thrilled to be expanding our presence in San Francisco. As we continue to grow our customer base for our hiring and marketing solutions, this move allows us to be close to one of the area’s great sources of talent, as well as better serve our customers in San Francisco."
- Steve Cadigan, Vice President of Talent


idlegomes logo"Simply put, San Francisco is THE nexus of technology and creativity. No other city in the world can compete with San Francisco’s population of highly talented residents and the vibrant start-up culture that is pervasive throughout the entire city. When you combine San Francisco, its people, culture and the forward thinking policies and efforts of Mayor Lee, there is simply no other choice for a start-up to call home."
- Jeffrey Hyman, Co-Founder & CEO


siluria logo“Our location in the Mission Bay district provides Siluria with proximity to the brightest talent, San Francisco’s culture of innovation makes it an ideal home for a rapidly growing clean technology company like Siluria.”
- Dr. Erik Scher, Head of R&D


booz logo“Why San Francisco as the health care hub? In terms of talent, the area is amazing. In the Bay Area, there's an intersection of academics, innovative providers and an engaged patient population, which makes for a wonderful opportunity to create solutions in health care. Plus, California, and the health care industry here, are already working to implement a host of new regulations and programs to expand access, reduce costs and improve technology adoption.”
- Timathie Leslie, Booz Allen Hamilton


bank of communications logo“San Francisco was a natural choice for the Bank of Communications. As the West Coast capital of finance, San Francisco is the ideal location to support the investment of Chinese businesses into the U.S. while supporting U.S. businesses accessing China’s markets. We thank Mayor Lee and his team at ChinaSF for all of their support.”
- Shaohui Yang, General Manager, San Francisco Branch


rofo logo“We’re honored to be partnering with the City in a way where our commercial real estate platform can be used as a tool to assist with neighborhood revitalization.”
- Alan Bernier, Chief Executive Officer


zendesk logo“We are very excited to be in our new headquarters. Earlier this year, we had started to outgrow our office space in SoMa and knew we would have to move. But, we were committed to staying in San Francisco. We are very enthusiastic about the vision the city has for making Central Market a better place to work and that we get to be a part of that. It is great to be here, and we are looking forward to giving back to this city that has been so generous to us.”
- Mikkel Svane, Chief Executive Officer


pfizer logo“In large part due to the tremendous entrepreneurial culture that exists in the Bay Area, It's a very different type of culture from our very centralized, vertically integrated organization.”
- Anthony Coyle, Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer


mozilla logo“Our recent office expansion into the heart of San Francisco reflects Mozilla’s to attract the very best talent to participate in the design, development, testing, and innovation that will define the future of the Web. We recognize and value the entrepreneurial spirit, unique technical skills, and boundless energy found within San Francisco. We look forward to extending our world class, collaborative work environment into San Francisco.”
- Gary Kovacs, Chief Executive Officer


kabam logo“Kabam’s new San Francisco studio office in a state of the art building provides the top-notch work environment we seek for our employees as we continue our exciting growth. We want to draw further from the incredible talent pool for game development in the San Francisco area, and this studio, which is easily accessible from anywhere in the Bay Area, is central to that important effort.”
– Kevin Chou, Chief Executive Officer


zinch logo“Since moving to San Francisco, Zinch has continued to grow taking advantage of both the talented local workforce and San Francisco’s cultural and geographic proximity to China.”
– Anne Dwane, Chief Executive Officer