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:

Cat Lincoln on the Forty Women to Watch Over 40 List
October 10, 2017

Congratulations to Alliance member Cat Lincoln, CEO of CLEVER, on being named to the fifth annual "Forty Women to Watch Over 40" list.
 

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Jes Pedersen of Webcor and Erin Mendez of Patelco Credit Union Named Most Admired CEOs in Bay Area
October 05, 2017

Congratulations to Jes Pedersen of Webcor and Erin Mendez of Patelco Credit Union who were named by the San Francisco Business Times as 2017 Most Admired CEOs.

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Amgen Enters Into an Immuno-Oncology Partnership With CytomX
October 04, 2017

Amgen announced a strategic immuno-oncology collaboration with CytomX Therapeutics to jointly develop a T-cell engaging bispecific probody.  CytomX is led by Alliance member Sean McCarthy,

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Graybug Vision Initiates Phase 1/2 Trial of GB-102 for Wet Age-related Macular Degeneration
September 19, 2017

Graybug Vision announced that it has begun dosing patients with wet AMD in its first clinical trial of GB-102, its lead product.  Alliance member Jeff Cleland is the President & CEO of Graybug Vision.

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SmartBiz Loans Surpasses $500 Million in Funded SBA Loans
September 14, 2017

SmartBiz Loans, the first SBA loan marketplace and bank-enabling technology platform, today announced that it has surpassed half a billion dollars in funded SBA loans. This milestone comes on the back of other recent successes for SmartBiz, including the addition of a fifth bank to its software platform and ranking as the number one facilitator of traditional SBA 7(a) loans under $350,000 for the 2016 fiscal year.  Alliance member Evan Singer is the CEO & President of SmartBiz Loans.

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TORA Named Best OMS Provider
September 14, 2017

TORA announced that it has been named "Best OMS Provider" at the HFM European Hedge Fund Technology Awards. The awards recognize technology providers serving the hedge fund sector that have demonstrated exceptional customer service and innovative product development over the past twelve months.  Alliance member Robert Dykes is the CEO of TORA.

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Dtex Systems Named “User Behavior Analytics Platform of the Year”
September 13, 2017

Dtex Systems™, a leader in user behavior intelligence and insider threat detection, announced that its Advanced User Behavior Intelligence Platform won "User Behavior Analytics Platform of the Year" in the CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards. These Awards recognize the world's best information security companies, products and people.   Alliance member Christy Wyatt is the CEO of Dtex Systems.

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Light Polymers and JSR Complete Second Close of Strategic Series B Funding Round
September 12, 2017

Light Polymers, a nanochemistry startup with R&D operations in Silicon Valley, Taiwan and Korea, has announced that JSR Corporation will join the recent Series B funding round as a strategic partner.  Alliance member Marc McConnaughey is the President of Light Polymers.

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Ellie Mae on FORTUNE’s List of the 100 Fastest Growing Companies
September 11, 2017

FORTUNE magazine's Annual list of the 100 Fastest-Growing Companies includes Ellie Mae. Alliance member Jonathan Corr is the President & CEO of the company.

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Singulex Receives New, Broad Patent
September 08, 2017

Singulex announced the granting of a significant patent for determining the absence of coronary artery disease (CAD) in a patient based upon digital detection of either cardiac troponin-I (cTnI) or cardiac troponin-T(cTnT).  Alliance member Guido Baechler is the  President and Chief Executive Officer of Singulex.

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Rachel Haurwitz Named to the Upstart 50 Inventors Class
September 07, 2017

Congratulations to Alliance member Rachel Haurwitz, CEO of Caribou Biosciences, on being named to the San Francisco Business Times' "Upstart 50 Inventors" class.

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Ellie Mae to Buy Velocify for $128 Million
August 31, 2017

Ellie Mae, led by Alliance member Jonathan Corr, has announced that it will acquire Velocify, a sales acceleration platform, for $128 million in cash.

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DriveScale’s Software Composable Infrastructure Solution Wins Gold
August 25, 2017

DriveScale, the leader in delivering Software Composable Infrastructure (SCI) for modern workloads, has been named a Gold winner of the Golden Bridge Awards® in the Best New Product or Service - Information Technology Software category.   Alliance members Gene Banman and Howard Doherty lead DriveScale.

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Cork Supply USA Named to the List of the “Best Places to Work in the North Bay”
August 21, 2017

Cork Supply USA, led by Alliance members James Herwatt and Peter Hladun, was named to the North Bay Business Journal's list of the "Best Places to Work in the North Bay!"

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Chowbotics’ Sally Robot Will Make You the Perfect Salad in 60 Seconds
August 21, 2017

Chowbotics, led by Alliance member Deepak Sekar, was recently featured in a recent  Fast Company article, highlighting "world changing ideas."

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Automation Anywhere Launches Automation Anywhere University
August 18, 2017

Automation Anywhere, a leading Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solutions provider, has launched the Automation Anywhere University, which will provide education and training in RPA technology to students and existing workers.  The Automation Anywhere leadership team includes Alliance members Mihir Shukla, Richard French, Edmundo Costa and Peter Meechan.

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VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN Wins ‘Fierce 15’ Award
August 17, 2017

VeloCloud Networks announced that FierceWireless, a publication from Questex, LLC, has named VeloCloud to its annual “Fierce 15” list of the year's most promising, privately held startups in the wireless space. Alliance member Sanjay Uppal is the CEO of VeloCloud.

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Translarity Acquires BucklingBeam
August 17, 2017

Translarity announced that it has acquired Texas-based BucklingBeam Solutions to expand its offering of probe card solutions to the global semiconductor wafer and package test industries.  Translarity is led by Alliance member Laura Oliphant.

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8 Alliance Members Make the INC 5000 Fastest Growing List
August 16, 2017

Eight companies, led by Alliance Members, were named to the 2017 INC 5000 list of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in the U.S.

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Rocket Fuel Awarded Two Patents
August 15, 2017

Rocket Fuel announced that it issued its first two patents, both designed to address third-party cookie restrictions. These patents allow advertising technology providers, in partnership with publishers and advertisers, to identify and analyze consumer behavior in order to help brands and advertisers reach and engage with their audiences more effectively. Alliance member Randy Wootton is the CEO of Rocket Fuel.

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