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:

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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Network Control Cited in Two Key Industry Guides
June 13, 2017

Network Control announced that the company has been selected for inclusion into two recent and influential industry reports -- first, from IT analyst firm Gartner and, second, from TEM industry strategic advisors, AOTMP.   Alliance member Mark Hearn is the President & CEO of Network Control.

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Cyber AdAPT Named Gartner Cool Vendor for 2017
June 12, 2017

Congratulations to Alliance member Kirsten Bay and Cyber AdAPT.  The company was named the "Gartner Cool Vendor" for 2017 at the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit on June 12, 2017.

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Evan Singer of SmartBiz On Sprouting More Loans
June 08, 2017

Alliance member Evan Singer, CEO of SmartBiz, was recently interviewed by Banking Exchange about the company's switch from the consumer loan business to the small business loan market.

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How Calithera Biosciences Won Big With Its Cancer Treatment
June 07, 2017

Calithera Biosciences, led by Alliance member Susan Molineaux, announced that it has been granted a "Fast Track Designation" by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The designation is for CB-839 in combination with everolimus, for the treatment of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma who have received two or more prior lines of therapy.

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Paul Lipman’s Smart Home Security Vision for BullGuard
June 02, 2017

Alliance member Paul Lipman, CEO of BullGuard, was recently interviewed by Internet of Business and discussed his smart home security vision for the company.

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Real-Time Innovations Seeks Internet of Things Revolution
May 29, 2017

Alliance member Stan Schneider, CEO of Real-Time Innovations, was interviewed by the Bay Area News Group to discuss the company's role in the internet of things.

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Mike Jellen of Velodyne LiDAR Featured in New York Times Article
May 25, 2017

Alliance member Mike Jellen, President of Velodyne LiDAR, was recently interviewed for a New York Times article about lidar (light detection and ranging), the sensor at the heart of many autonomous car designs.

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2 Alliance Member Companies on ENR List of Top 400 Contractors
May 24, 2017

Congratulations to Chris Rivielle, President & CEO of Plant Construction, and Jes Pedersen CEO; Tony Rango, COO; and Shelley Doran, SVP, of Webcor Builders, whose companies were among Engineering News-Record‘s "Top 400 Contractors of 2017."

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VeloCloud Earns 2017 Cloud Product of the Year Stevie Award
May 16, 2017

American Business Awards℠ recently honored  VeloCloud as Bronze Winner for "Innovative SD-WAN Supporting Network Agility, Scalability and Simplified Branch Implementations" while delivering superior access to services.   Alliance member Sanjay Uppal is the CEO of VeloCloud.

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Barrett Cohn Interviewed on Bay Area Ventures Radio Program
May 08, 2017

Alliance member Barrett Cohn, Managing Director of Scenic Advisement, 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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Folio3 Awarded 2017 SuiteCommerce Partner Of The Year
May 04, 2017

Folio3 announced that it has been awarded the 2017 SuiteCommerce Partner of the Year Award by the Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit (GBU), the industry’s leading provider of cloud financials / ERP and omni-channel commerce software suites. Alliance member Adnan Lawai is the Chief Executive Officer of Folio3.

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The FruitGuys Built A $30M Business Selling Fresh Fruit To Offices—And Promoting Small Farms
May 04, 2017

Alliance member Chris Mittelstaedt and The FruitGuys, were profiled in a recent Forbes article.

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Caribou Biosciences Announces Grant of a Key CRISPR-Cas9 Patent
May 02, 2017

Caribou Biosciences, a leading company in CRISPR-Cas genome engineering, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted Vilnius University a CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing patent.  Caribou has rights to this intellectual property in multiple fields of use, including exclusive access in the research tools field.  Caribou is led by Alliance member Rachel Haurwitz.

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Duncan Channon Snags “Campaign of the Year” at 2017 sfBIG Star Awards
April 26, 2017

Duncan Channon, a 2016 Ad Age Small Agency of the Year, claimed “Campaign of the Year” honors for its “Stir the Pot” campaign for Kettle Brand at the 2017 San Francisco Bay Area Innovation Group’s BIG Star Awards. The win marked the second consecutive year Duncan Channon took the show’s top campaign award.  Alliance member Andy Berkenfield is the CEO of Duncan Channon.

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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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