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Utah-based venture capital firm Signal Peak Ventures has announced its 2012 class of the Top 100 Venture-affiliated Entrepreneurs, also known as the v100.

Signal Peak Ventures, formerly known as vSpring Capital, first put out the list in 2004 "as a method to identify and recognize entrepreneurs with Utah ties that are most likely to favorably impact the venture community," the firm said in announcing its 2012 list.

Selection begins with the Utah business and academic communities, which are asked to nominate those who are most likely to lead a successful startup venture in the next five to seven years in the information technology or biotech industries.

Nominees are then asked to vote, and those who generate the most votes from their peers are named to the v100.

"The list of winners and the companies they work for is a very strong indicator of the up-and-coming entrepreneurs and businesses that Utah should be tracking," Brandon Tidwell, managing director of Signal Peak Ventures, said in a news release.

Members of this year's list will be honored at a luncheon in June at Rio Tinto Stadium. Josh James, the founder and CEO of Domo and co-founder and former CEO of Omniture, will be the keynote speaker. —

Signal Peak Top 100 Venture Entrepreneurs for 2012

Adam Edmunds, Allegiance, President & CEO

Alex Lawrence, Weber State University, Vice Provost

Ben Bush, Voonami, Founder & President

Benoy Tamang, Shopping Nanny, Founder & CEO

Brad Baldwin, Control4, Sr. Product Manager, User Experience

Brandon Warburton,, VP of Customer Marketing

Brandt Page, Launch Leads, Founder & CEO

Brian Beutler, Alianza, CEO

Brigham Tomco, Zylun, CEO

Brock Blake, Lendio, CEO

Bryan Bennett, MealDrop, Co-Founder & COO

Carine Clark, Symantec Corporation, SVP, Chief Marketing Officer

Cheryl Snapp Conner, Snapp Conner PR, Founder & Managing Partner

Christopher Bender, EventLeap, Partner

Clarke Miyasaki, Skullcandy, VP of Business Development

Clay Neves, Universal Accounting Center, National Seminar Director

Clayton Blackham, Snapp Conner PR, Partner

Curt Allen, Agilix Labs, President & CEO

Cydni Tetro, Disney, EIR in Imagineering

Dallen Allred,, Founder

Dan Blake, EcoScraps, CEO

Darren Lee, Proofpoint, VP

Dave Bascom, Big Start, CEO

Dave Bateman, Property Solutions, CEO

Dave Blake, Adobe Systems, VP, Global Account Management

Dave Jaynes, MoneyDesktop, President

David Bradford, HireVue, CEO

David Bullis, Wavelink, President & CEO

David McGinn, Agilix Labs, COO

David McNally, Domain Surgical, Founder, President & CEO

David Politis, Xi3 Corporation, CMO

David Williams, Fishbowl, CEO

Derek Miner,, Co-Founder

Dewey Mackay, MoneyDesktop, COO

Don Cash, Adobe Systems, VP Account Development

Don Parker, MoneyDesktop, VP of Strategic Partnerships

Eric Morgan, AtTask, President & CEO

Garrett Gee, Scan, Founder & CEO

Glen Mella, Cypher, CEO

Greg Butterfield, Sage Creek Partners, Managing Partner

Ildar Fazulyanov, Greener Ventures, Managing Director

Jack Brannelly, Vanguard Legal, Attorney

Jay Verkler, Consultant

JD Gardner, Zenprint, Founder & CEO

Jeff Hunsaker, UK2 Group, President, US Operations

Jeremy Andrus, Skullcandy, CEO

Jeremy Hanks,, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO

Jeremy Kartchner, Snapp Conner PR, Managing Partner

Jeremy Knudsen, eXperticity, CTO

Jeremy Warren, 2GIG Technologies, CTO

Jeron Paul, Scalar Partners, CEO

Joel Ragar, ForeUp, Co-Founder & CEO

John Sperry, Mindshare Technologies, CEO

Jon Bradshaw, BYU, Adjunct Professor

Jon Walker, GroSocial, VP of Business Development

Jonathan Bacon, Wilson Electronics, Director of Marketing

Josh Coates, Instructure, CEO

Josh James, Domo, CEO

Ken Kaufman, Aribex, President

Kevin Kirkland, GroSocial, Co-Founder & President

Maile Keone, VacationRoost, VP Marketing

Mark Bonham, SageCreek Partners, Founding Partner

Martin Frey, Connect Partners, Partner

Mary Michelle Scott, Fishbowl, President

Matthew Holland, UVU, President

Michael Zaro, MealDrop, Co-Founder & CEO

Morgan Lynch, Needle, Founder & CEO

Nate Gardner, MoneyDesktop, VP Marketing/PR

Nicole Toomey Davis, Enclavix, President & CEO

Paul Allen, FamilyLink, Board Member

Phil Windley, Kynetx, Inc., Founder & CTO

R. Lee Richan, AVLawDepot, Founder & CEO

Ralph Yarro, ThinkAtomic, President & CEO

Richard Hanks, Mindshare Technologies, Chairman

Rick Alden, Skullcandy & Stance, Founder, Co-Founder

Robert Wuebker, University of Utah, Post-Doctoral Fellow

Russ Page, Fifty Studio, COO

Russ Warner, ContentWatch, President & CEO

Ryan Caldwell, MoneyDesktop, Founder & CEO

Ryan Money,, SOB Starter of Businesses

Scott Lemon, HumanXtensions & Wovyn, Founder, CEO & CTO

Stead Burwell, Alliance Health Networks, CEO

Steven Roy, UVU, Associate VP Economic Development

Todd Pedersen, Vivint, Co-Founder & CEO

Tom Ngo, The Walt Disney Company, VP, Disney Research

Tom Stockham, eXperticity, CEO

Ty Kiisel, AtTask, Manager, Social Outreach

Warren Osborn, BRAVEN, CEO

Will West, Control4, Founder, Chairman & CEO

William Borghetti, Sendside Networks, CEO

Zach Mangum, GroSocial, Co-Founder & COO

Zack Bartlett, Page Transformer, Director of Operations

Zack Oates, Imply Labs, Founder & Vision