Alliance Member News

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Circle Pharma Announces Expansion of Series A Financing
April 25, 2017

Circle Pharma,announced that it has completed an expansion of its Series A financing. With this subsequent closing, a total of approximately $6.5M of shares of Circle’s Series A Preferred Stock has been issued in the Series A financing.  Circle Pharma is led by Alliance member David Earp.

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Wi-Fi Supplier Xirrus Acquired
April 21, 2017

Wireless networking equipment manufacturer Xirrus, led by Alliance member Shane Buckley. has been acquired by Riverbed Technologies.

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VeloCloud Earns 5-Star Rating in CRN’s 2017 Partner Program Guide
April 19, 2017

VeloCloud Networks, the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN company, announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has again given VeloCloud a 5-Star rating in its 2017 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide is the definitive listing of partner programs from technology vendors that provide products and services through the IT channel.  Alliance member Sanjay Uppal is the CEO of VeloCloud.

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Rado Danilak Addresses Future Trends in IT Technology at GLOBSEC 2017 Forum
April 18, 2017

Alliance member Rado Danilak will speak as part of a group of world leaders and dignitaries about future trends and innovations within the Information Technology (IT) industry to accelerate technological advancement as a panelist at the GLOBSEC Future 2017 Forum from May 26-28.

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Savioke Expands Robotic Reach from Hotels to FedEx
April 14, 2017

Savioke, a Silicon Valley robotics company that had been providing robots to hotels to help with room service duties, has broadened its focus and is now working with FedEx to move items around its Collierville, Tennessee, information technology center.  Alliance member Steve Cousins is the CEO of Savioke.

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Douglas Murray is EY Entrepreneur of the Year Semifinalist
April 12, 2017

Congratulations to Alliance member Douglas Murray, CEO of Big Switch Networks upon being named a semifinalist, along with Big Switch Networks' Founder Kyle Forster, for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Northern California Region Award. 

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NuMedii Announces Partnership to Advance New Treatments for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
April 11, 2017

NuMedii has announced the formation of a strategic partnership with Three Lakes Partners to discover and advance new treatments for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) based on NuMedii's Big Data intelligence technology.  NuMedii is led by Alliance member Gini Deshpande.

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LogiGear Captures Another Industry Accolade
April 11, 2017

LogiGear, a world leader in software testing solutions, announced that it has won a 2017 Corporate Vision Global Excellence Award for Most Outstanding Automated Software Testing Company from Corporate Vision Magazine.  Alliance member Hung Nguyen is the Chief Executive Officer of LogiGear.

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Ben Davis Interviewed on Bay Area Ventures Radio Program
April 10, 2017

Alliance member Ben Davis, Founder and CEO of Phizzle, was recently interviewed on the Bay Area Ventures radio program, on Sirius XM Channel 111, Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School. Alliance Director Doug Collom is a Bay Area Ventures co-host.

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Cat Lincoln Contributes to Fortune Magazine’s Entrepreneur Insiders Network
April 10, 2017

The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute answers to timely questions about entrepreneurship and careers. Alliance member Cat Lincoln, CEO and Founder of CLEVER, recently responded to the question, “How do you stay optimistic when your company is struggling?”

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Big Switch Networks Named to JMP Securities’ Super 60 List
March 28, 2017

Big Switch Networks has been named to JMP Securities' annual Super 60 list (previously Fast 50) for the third consecutive year. This list recognizes the most strategically positioned private companies within the Internet security, communications infrastructure and storage industries.  Alliance member Douglas Murray is the CEO of Big Switch Networks.

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Jes Pedersen Named 2017 Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame Laureate
March 21, 2017

Congratulations to Alliance member Jes Pedersen, President & CEO of Webcor Builders, who was inducted into Junior Achievement of Northern California’s 2017 Business Hall of Fame.

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SutroVax Raises $64M
March 21, 2017

SutroVax has raised $64M with plans to challenge Pfizer’s megablockbuster Prevnar 13 for the heavyweight title in vaccines. Alliance member Grant Pickering is the CEO of SutroVax.

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Light Polymers Closes $24.3 Million in Series A Funding
March 20, 2017

Light Polymers announced that it has closed $24.3 million in Series A funding to fund R&D expansion and commercialization for its flexible and foldable OLED display chemistry and a planned acquisition.  Alliance member Marc McConnaughey is the President & CEO of Light Polymers.

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Jonathan Corr Appears on “Press:Here”
March 19, 2017

Alliance member Jonathan Corr appeared on NBC Bay Area's "Press:Here" to discuss Ellie Mae's move to automate the home buying process. 

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2 Alliance Members on CRN’s 2017 Software-Defined Data Center 50 List
March 15, 2017

Congratulations to Doug Murray, CEO of Big Switch Networks, and Sanjay Uppal, CEO of VeloCloud, whose companies were included on CRN's, a brand of The Channel Company, 2017 Software-Defined Data Center 50 list.

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2 Alliance Members on 2016 List of the 100 Biggest VC Recipients of 2016
March 10, 2017

Congratulations to Alain Harrus, CEO of Kateeva, and Rachel Haurwitz, CEO of Caribou Biosciences, whose companies were included on the San Francisco Business Times'' list of the 100 biggest VC recipients of 2016.

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KMWorld Names ABBYY among ‘100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management’
March 07, 2017

For the 10th year in a row, ABBYY®, a leading provider of technologies and solutions to action information, is named on KMWorld's '100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management' list. The annual listing recognizes companies that exude innovation, ingenuity, resourcefulness, usefulness, collaboration, community and expertise and help their customers attain those qualities.   ABBYY is led by Alliance members Dean Tang, CEO, and Joe Budelli, SVP Sales.

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Data Collective Invests in San Mateo’s Vium
March 03, 2017

Data Collective's increasing investment in tech's biotech revolution is profiled in a recent San Francisco Business Times article.  Vium, led by Alliance member Tim Robertson, is among Data Collective's investments.

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Big Switch Networks Recognized on CRN’s Data Center 100 List
March 02, 2017

Big Switch Networks, announced that CRN has named Big Switch to its 2017 Data Center 100 list in the Data Center Provider category. This annual list recognizes technology suppliers that excel at powering, supporting and protecting the complex and demanding data centers on which today's businesses rely.  Alliance member Doug Murray is the CEO of Big Switch Networks.

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