Pokki software restores some familiar functions to computers running Windows 8. This favorites screen puts start and shut down functions in the screen’s lower left-hand corner. SweetLabs reports 1.5 million downloads of its Pokki software on Windows 8 devices.

Pokki software restores some familiar functions to computers running Windows 8. This favorites screen puts start and shut down functions in the screen’s lower left-hand corner. SweetLabs reports 1.5 million downloads of its Pokki software on Windows 8 devices.

SWEETLABS INC.

CEO: Darrius Thompson.

Revenue: Undisclosed.

No. of local employees: 48.

Investors: Bessemer Venture Partners, Google Ventures, Intel Capital and O’Reilly AlphaTech.

Headquarters: Gaslamp District.

Year founded: 2008.

Company description: Software company.

Key factors for success: “Build the best team of entrepreneurs craving to do the best ‘work’ of their lives. Focus on solving real problems for the millions of developers and billions of users on the PC. Someone has to.”

Microsoft is moving on, moving on with a dramatically redesigned Windows 8 operating system...

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