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:

Big Switch Networks Honored as a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award Winner
December 06, 2017

Big Switch Networks announced the company has been honored with a 2018 Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, which recognizes the Best Places to Work. The Employees’ Choice Awards program, now in its 10th year, relies solely on the input of employees, who elect to provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and companies via Glassdoor.  Alliance member Doug Murray is the CEO of Big Switch Networks.

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CytomX Therapeutics Announces FDA Acceptance of IND for CTLA-4 Probody Therapeutic
November 28, 2017

CytomX Therapeutics announced that Bristol-Myers Squibb has received acceptance of the Investigational New Drug application (IND) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a CTLA-4-directed Probody™ therapeutic.  Alliance member Sean McCarthy is the President & CEO of CytomX.

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BioPharmX Corporation Announces Pricing of Public Offering
November 21, 2017

BioPharmX Corporation (NYSE AMERICAN: BPMX), a specialty pharmaceutical company developing products for the dermatology market, announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 73,500,000 shares of its common stock.  BioPharmX is led by Alliance member Anja Krammer.
 

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Anomali To Provide Threat-Sharing Expertise To U.S. House of Representatives
November 15, 2017

Anomali, a provider of market-leading threat intelligence solutions, announced that it will be appearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee to share its expertise as the first company to automatically share threat intelligence with the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Automated Indicator Sharing program (AIS). The Anomali threat intelligence platform offers out-of-the-box integration with DHS AIS and facilitates cyber intelligence sharing communities.  Alliance member Hugh Njemanze is the CEO of Anomali.

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Health IQ Raises $34.6 Million for Life Insurance for Healthy People
November 15, 2017

Health IQ, led by Alliance member Munjal Shah, announced that the company has raised $34.6 million for its Series C.

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Arborwell Announces Transition To Employee Ownership
November 10, 2017

Arborwell, the west coast's leading tree management company, has announced the transition to employee ownership by becoming a 100% Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Trust.  The Hayward-based company's 200 employees have become beneficial owners through the ESOP.  Alliance member Peter Sortwell is the Founder of Arborwell.

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6 Alliance Members on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 List
November 09, 2017

Six companies led by Alliance Members were named to the 2017 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 List.

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Velodyne LiDAR the World’s Highest Resolution LiDAR for Autonomous Vehicles
November 08, 2017

Velodyne LiDAR announced the launch of VLS-128 which improves the overall perception system to accelerate the development of driverless cars.   Alliance member Mike Jellen is the President & CCO of Velodyne LiDAR.

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VeloCloud Wins Tech Culture Award for One of the Best Work Cultures in the Technology Sector
November 07, 2017

VeloCloud Networks, led by Alliance member Sanjay Uppal, announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company has awarded the company a 2017 Tech Culture Award.  This award recognizes the best-of-the-best work cultures within the technology sector. Honored organizations are committed to continuously improving the work-life balances of their employees including, but not limited to, growth potential, onsite culinary and recreational benefits, team building atmosphere, flexible hours, tuition and training programs, and attractive investment options.

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James Harrison to Join Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service Board of Directors
November 03, 2017

Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS®) Inc., the largest MLS in Arizona, announced that Alliance member James Harrison, CEO of MLSListings, the biggest MLS in Silicon Valley has signed on as outside director. Harrison will attend Board of Directors meetings and directly collaborate with ARMLS on important initiatives.

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Apexigen Announces New Collaboration with UCSF
October 25, 2017

Apexigen announced the initiation of patient enrollment in a Phase 2 clinical trial in collaboration with the University of California San Francisco.  This trial is designed to evaluate Apexigen's CD40 agonistic antibody in patients with resectable esophageal and gastro-esophageal junction cancers. Alliance member Xiaodong Yang is the President & CEO of Apexigen.

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Abra Completes $16 Million Series B
October 23, 2017

Bitcoin startup Abra, led by Alliance member Bill Barhydt, has completed a $16 million Series B led by manufacturing giant Foxconn.

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Suggestic Wins Health 2.0 2017 Launch! Competition
October 18, 2017

Suggestic, the startup behind the healthy eating app that employs AR (augmented reality) to guide users through the world’s smartest diets, has won the 2017 Health 2.0 Launch! Contest. Suggestic beat out a field of 11 strong competitors at the Health 2.0 Fall Conference, a premiere showcase and catalyst for new health technologies.  Alliance member Victor Chapela is the Founder & CEO of Suggestic.

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NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and Liquid Robotics Collaborate
October 17, 2017

Liquid Robotics and NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) Pacific Islands Region (PIR) announced a multi-year agreement to develop solutions to help protect and preserve the Hawaiian and American Samoa marine sanctuaries and monuments.   Alliance member Gary Gysin is the President & CEO of Liquid Robotics.

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Six Alliance Member Companies on the List of the Bay Area’s Fastest Growing Private Companies
October 17, 2017

Six companies led by Alliance Members were named to the 2017 list of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

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Big Green IT Named to the List of the “Best Places to Work in the Sacramento Region”
October 12, 2017

Big Green IT, led by Alliance member Jeff Rogers, was named to the Sacramento Business Journal’s 2017 list of the “Best Places to Work in the Sacramento Region!”

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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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