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:

Webcor Scores $939 Million Contract for Sewage Plant Rebuild
August 02, 2017

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission selected Webcor Builders, and partner MWH Constructors, for the $939 million contract to rebuild the Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant Biosolids Digester Facility.  The project will start in 2018 with estimated completion in 2025.  Webcor's leadership team includes Alliance members Jes Pedersen, Shelley Doran and Tony Rango.

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Kenandy Shortlisted for 2017 SaaS Awards
August 01, 2017

Congratulations to Alliance member Chuck Berger and Kenandy, on being named a finalist in the 2017 SaaS Awards Program in the "Best SaaS Product for ERP" category.

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Big Switch Networks Secures $30.7MM in Incremental Capital
July 27, 2017

Big Switch Networks, led by Alliance member Doug Murray, has announced that  it has secured $30.7MM in new financing to support further sales and product expansion as organizations around the world continue to shift to next-generation networking solutions to modernize data centers.

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VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN Wins TMC 2017 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award
July 25, 2017

VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN earned a 2017 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award for exceptional innovation in enabling secure, reliable enterprise-grade cloud and branch networking and communications services.  Alliance member Sanjay Uppal is the CEO of VeloCloud.

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Xantrion named to the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition
July 24, 2017

Xantrion was named to the tenth-annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, a distinguished list and report identifying the world's top 501 managed service providers (MSPs). This year, the company which is led by Alliance member Anne Bisagno, ranked 88th on the list.

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Ad Age Names Duncan Channon a 2017 Small Agency of the Year
July 20, 2017

Congratulations to Alliance member Andy Berkenfield and Duncan Channon on being recognized, for the second consecutive year, as one of Ad Age's top independent agencies.

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Nauto Raises $159 Million Series B Round
July 19, 2017

Autonomous vehicle technology company Nauto has closed a $159 million Series B financing round, led by a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. and Greylock Partners.  Nauto is led by Alliance member Stefan Heck.

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Apexigen Announces First Patient Dosed in Phase 1b/2 Clinical Trial
July 17, 2017

Apexigen,announced that the first patient has been dosed in a new multicenter Phase 1b/2 clinical trial. Under a clinical trial collaboration with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Apexigen is evaluating the safety, tolerability and preliminary efficacy of Apexigen's APX005M in combination with Bristol-Myers Squibb's Opdivo (nivolumab) in second-line metastatic NSCLC patients who have failed prior chemotherapy and in metastatic melanoma patients who have failed prior I-O therapy.  Alliance member Xiaodong Yang is the President & CEO of Apexigen.

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Savioke’s “Little Butler Robot” Wins International Inventors’ Award
July 17, 2017

The 13th Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation Award (IERA) was presented to the Relay butler robot. Made by Savioke, led by Alliance member Steve Cousins, the little robot completes deliveries in hotels, hospitals or logistics centers.

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New Evidence of Sutro ADC’s Potency in Human Tumor Xenografts
July 17, 2017

Sutro Biopharma announced that its antibody drug conjugate targeting the CD74 cell surface protein in hematologic B-cell malignancies, has been shown to eradicate tumors in human xenograft models of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and multiple myeloma.  Alliance members Bill Newell and Ed Albini lead Sutro Biopharma.

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Kenandy Awarded 2017 CRM Excellence Award
July 13, 2017

Kenandy has announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named Kenandy as a recipient of a 2017 CRM Excellence Award, presented by CUSTOMER magazine.  Alliance member Chuck Berger is the CEO of Kenandy.

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LightRiver Named Best Next-Gen Optical Communication Technology Provider
July 12, 2017

Congratulations to Alliance member Glenn Johansen and LightRiver Technologies on being named the "Best Next-Gen Optical Communication Technology Provider" by Technology Media Telecom (TMT) News for 2017.

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HyTrust Raises $36M and Acquires DataGravity
July 11, 2017

HyTrust announced that it has acquired data visibility and security startup, DataGravity.  Additionally, the company announced that it has raised a $36 million Series E round led by Advance Venture Partners.  HyTrust plans to use the new funding to expand its sales and marketing teams and fund new product development.  Alliance member John De Santis is the CEO of HyTrust.

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Barrett Cohn Interviewed on Bay Area Ventures Radio Program
July 10, 2017

Alliance member Dennis O'Malley, President of Caliva, 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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First Patient Treated with CytomX Therapeutics‘ Investigational Probody Drug
July 07, 2017

The first patient has been treated with CytomX Therapeutics‘ investigational Probody drug conjugate CX-2009 in a new phase 1/2 clinical trial. The drug candidate is designed to target a surface molecule found in a number of solid tumors, including castration-resistant prostate cancer.  CytomX is led by Alliance member Sean McCarthy.

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USA Triathlon Announces Partnership with Health IQ
July 05, 2017

USA Triathlon recently announced a new corporate partnership with special-rate life insurance agency Health IQ.  Alliance member, Munjal Shah is the Founder and CEO of Health IQ.

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6 Alliance Members Among the Top 50 East Bay Private Companies
June 30, 2017

Six companies, led by Alliance Members, were named to the list of the Top 50 East Bay Private Companies by the San Francisco Business Times.

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Robert Dykes Interviewed by Traders Magazine
June 29, 2017

In a conversation with Traders Magazine, Alliance member Robert Dykes discusses his strategy for building his business and how his firm lowers the total cost of ownership (TCO) for his order and execution management system (EMS) technology.

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Bailard Named to Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers
June 22, 2017

Bailard, Inc., an independent wealth and asset management firm, announced that the firm has been named to the 2017 edition of the Financial Times 300 Top Registered  Investment Advisers. The list recognizes top independent RIA firms across the U.S.  Alliance member Peter Hill is the CEO & Chairman of Bailard.

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BOE Honors Kateeva
June 19, 2017

BOE Technology Group Co. Ltd., a leading IoT technologies, products and services supplier, honored Kateeva with an award for Collaborative Innovation.  Alliance member Alain Harrus is the CEO of Kateeva.

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