SOURCE: Technology Credit Union

Technology Credit Union

December 02, 2009 14:35 ET

Technology Credit Union Partners With Access Growth LLC to Support High Tech Start-Ups

Partnership Is Designed to Provide Emerging Companies With a Level of Support Needed to Take Their Businesses to the Next Level

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - December 2, 2009) - Technology Credit Union (Tech CU), among the nation's largest credit unions, and Access Growth LLC, a Silicon Valley-based global growth consulting and innovation management firm, have announced they have created a unique partnership designed to help both companies better serve the early stage and emerging growth companies that have become synonymous with the Bay Area.

Through the relationship with Access Growth, Tech CU's business members can take advantage of strategic growth and innovation management services necessary to successfully grow their companies through a proprietary 360° commercialization process. In addition, through the Access Growth Venture Center(SM), located in Santa Clara, California, Tech CU business members will have access to additional growth management services, office infrastructure or virtual office solutions, and conference rooms that can be scheduled at a preferred member rate.

"As a financial institution, Tech CU is especially suited to working with Access Growth LLC because we've grown up with Silicon Valley," states Sarah Samuels, AVP of Business Services at Tech CU. "We have a well established and successful history of serving the high tech members in the area and we understand their unique needs. We opened our doors in 1960 when employees from Fairchild Camera and Instrument Semiconductor Division decided they wanted to start a credit union, and we've been serving entrepreneurs and technology employees ever since. Now, with our partnership with Access Growth LLC, we'll be able to offer them even more services to help them maximize the growth potential of their businesses."

"We chose Technology Credit Union because it met all the requirements Access Growth LLC was seeking in a financial institution for our clients," says Mark Godwin, CEO of Access Growth LLC. "Tech CU has supported the employees of some of the largest tech companies in the valley. Through their support of the high tech community, their employees and families in the Valley, Tech CU plays an integral part in the success of driving innovation and corporate growth."

He further states, "We're excited about this partnership because CEOs of early stage and emerging growth companies will have the access to the financial products and the best in class support services they need to maintain operations and accelerate their growth."

ABOUT TECHNOLOGY CREDIT UNION

Technology Credit Union is a full-service financial institution serving individuals who work, live, go to school or regularly worship in Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Cruz, San Mateo and San Francisco counties. Tech CU was started in 1960 and is now among the top 1 percent of the nation's largest credit unions. It is recognized as one of the best managed and strongest financial institutions in the country, as indicated by Tech CU's 5-star rating from Bauer Financial, the nation's largest independent rating service for banks and credit unions. With more than 78,000 members, over $1.2 billion in assets and 10 full-service branches around the Bay Area, Tech CU is a leader in the credit union industry. For more information, visit www.techcu.com.

ABOUT ACCESS GROWTH

Access Growth LLC is a global growth consulting and innovation management firm that was founded in 1989 to help companies successfully grow through a proprietary 360° commercialization process. The Access Growth team currently supports 27 countries and provides world-class growth strategies, innovation planning, and commercialization services to early-stage, emerging growth and Fortune 500 companies to quickly penetrate markets and drive top-line growth. To learn more, please visit www.AccessGrowth.com.

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