Alliance Member News

Alliance Members don’t just read the news ... they make the news. To check out our “Members News” from prior years, click the list below:

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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WhiteHat Security Recognized as a Leader for Application Security Testing
March 02, 2017

WhiteHat Security, the only application security provider that combines the best of technology and human intelligence, has once again been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the 'Leader' quadrant of the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing (AST).  This is the fourth such report and WhiteHat Security, led by Alliance member Craig Hinkley, has been included in the upper right quadrant of this Magic Quadrant since its inception.

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$35 Million in New VeloCloud Funding
March 02, 2017

VeloCloud has announced that it has finished a $35 million round of series D funding to "add depth" to its Channel Program.  Alliance member Sanjay Uppal is the CEO of VeloCloud.

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RTI Co-Authors First Connectivity Framework for the Industrial Internet
February 28, 2017

Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity company, announced the company's leadership in the creation of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)'s Industrial Internet Connectivity Framework (IICF). The IICF is a key milestone; it is the first time a major consortia analyzed the technical connectivity problem for the Industrial IoT. Dr. Rajive Joshi, Principal Solution Architect at RTI and Co-Chair of the IIC Connectivity Task Group, was the lead author and editor of the IICF. Joshi collaborated with other market leaders, such as Cisco, Nokia, Ericsson and ABB, as well as RTI colleagues, Alliance member, Dr. Stan Schneider, CEO; Dr. Gerardo Pardo, CTO; and Brett Murphy, Director of Business Development for IIoT.

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TORA Named Best OMS Provider at HFM US Technology Awards
February 16, 2017

TORA, led by Alliance member Robert Dykes, announced that it has been named "Best OMS Provider" at the HFM US Technology Awards. The awards recognize fund technology providers that have demonstrated outstanding customer service and innovative product development over the past 12 months.

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Automation Anywhere Named a Leader in Robotic Process Automation by Independent Research Firm
February 14, 2017

Automation Anywhere has been named a "Leader" in the February 2017 report, "The Forrester Wave™: Robotic Process Automation, Q1 2017" by Forrester Research, Inc.  Automation Anywhere is led by Alliance members Mihir Shukla, CEO; Richard French, COO and Edmundo Costa, VP of Sales.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Completes Acquisition of Finesse Solutions
February 14, 2017

Thermo Fisher Scientific completed its previously announced acquisition of Finesse Solutions, a leader in the development of scalable control automation systems and software for bioproduction.  Alliance member Barbara Paldus is the CEO of Finesse Solutions.

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WhiteHat Security Wins ‘Best Application Security’ Product In 2017 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards
February 09, 2017

WhiteHat Security, the only application security provider that combines the best of technology and human intelligence, announced that its SaaS platform, Whitehat Sentinel, won 'Best Application Security' product in the 2017 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards. Alliance member Craig Hinkley is the CEO of WhiteHat.

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Hanson Bridgett Managing Partner: “We Have to Try and Get Organized”
January 19, 2017

Alliance member Andrew Giacomini, Hanson Bridgett Managing Partner, was profiled in a recent article of the San Francisco Business Times.

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Sight Machine Named to List of Top 100 Artificial Intelligence Startups
January 11, 2017

Congratulations to Alliance member Jon Sobel and Sight Machine on being named to CB Insights’ List of the Top 100 Artificial Intelligence Startups. 

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Jim Harrison Named One of the Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate
January 09, 2017

Congratulations to Alliance member Jim Harrison, President & CEO of MLSListings, who was named to the Swanepoel POWER 200 list, which ranks the 200 most powerful leaders in residential real estate for 2016-2017. 

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Caribou Biosciences Named to Inc. Magazine’s 2016 List of 9 Most Innovative Startups
December 29, 2016

Congratulations to Rachel Haurwitz and Caribou Biosciences on being named to Inc. magazine's list of the 9 Most Innovative Startups of 2016.

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Melinda Garcia Receives 2016 Advocacy Award
December 05, 2016

Alliance member Melinda Garcia received a 2016 Advocacy Award from the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council.  These awards recognize supplier diversity advocates and minority businesses.

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