Four companies, led by Alliance Members, were named to the list of the "Best Places to Work in the Bay Area 2013."
Alliance Members in the News
Entrepreneur of the Year Awarded to Rajesh Subramaniam
March 22, 2013
Congratulations to Alliance member Rajesh Subramaniam upon receiving the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Indo-American Federation of Fremont. The award was presented at the Federation's annual Unity Dinner on March 22, 2013 by Congressman Mike Honda.
Sblend Sblendorio and Team Receive "New Retail" Award
March 21, 2013
Congratulations to Alliance member Sblend Sblendorio and his Hoge Fenton team for receiving the 2012 "New Retail" award at the San Francisco Business Times "Real Estate Deals of the Year Awards" for their work on the Paragon Outlets Livermore Valley project.
e2f Announces Logo and Website Redesign
March 19, 2013
e2f, a translation company with offices worldwide, is excited to announce today the launch of their redesigned logo and website providing a more cohesive and streamline look. Alliance member Michel Lopez is the CEO and Founder of e2f.
Dave’s Gourmet Bottles Insanity
March 1, 2013
San Francisco Business Times reporter Nathalie Pierrepont profiled Alliance member, Dave Hirschkop and his insanely hot sauces.
Rodan + Fields, the dermatologist-created skincare products company, has grabbed 62,500 square feet at 60 Spear Street in San Francisco, to more than double its current footprint at 111 Maiden Lane. Alliance member Lori Bush is the President of Rodan + Fields.
Ceil McCloy Named to California Small Business Advisory Council
February 24, 2013
The Department of General Services Small Business Advisory Councils adds a new member, Cecelia McCloy President & CEO of Integrated Science Solutions, Inc.
Profile of Tyson Lawrence and PacWest Distributing
February 22, 2013
San Francisco Business Times reporter Jeff Hughes profiled Alliance member, Tyson Lawrence and PacWest Distributing Inc.
Skyera Closes Over $51 Million Series B Financing
February 21, 2013
Skyera announced that it has closed over $51 million in Series B financing to accelerate its next-generation enterprise solid-state storage solution. Dell Ventures leads the syndicate of investors to promote an award-winning enterprise solid-state storage systems provider. Alliance member Rado Danilak is the CEO of Skyera.
John Dulchinos and Adept on 60 Minutes
January 13, 2013
Alliance member John Dulchinos, CEO of Adept, was interviewed for the 60 Minutes segment, "March of the Machines."
First Solar Acquires Chilean Project Developer Solar Chile
January 9, 2013
First Solar and Fundación Chile announced that First Solar has acquired Solar Chile, a Santiago-based solar development company in which Fundación Chile was an early investor. This culminates a strategic working alliance the two companies formed in Oct. 2011. Alliance member Raffi Garabedian is the Chief Technology Officer for First Solar.
Sutro Biopharma to Collaborate with Sanofi Pasteur
January 3, 2013
Sutro Biopharma, led by Alliance member Bill Newell, will be collaborating with Sanofi Pasteur on a novel production approach for vaccine candidates.
Ctuit Serves Restaurants Efficiency Tools
November 16, 2012
The restaurant software company, Ctuit, was profiled in the San Francisco Business Times. Ctuit CEO, Rob D'Ambrosia, and Director of Operations, Steven Johnson, are Alliance members.
OptiMedica Closes $35 Million Growth Round
November 16, 2012
OptiMedica Corporation announced the closure of a $35 million growth round of financing to continue the rapid global commercialization of the company’s Catalys Precision Laser System for cataract surgery. Alliance member Mark Forchette is the President & CEO of OptiMedica.
4 Alliance Members on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 List
November 14, 2012
Four companies led by Alliance Members were named to the 2012 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 List.
Akraya Named to List of Best Places to Work
November 12, 2012
Congratulations to Alliance member Amar Panchal and Akraya on being named to Fortune's "Best Small Companies to Work For" list.
Ask.com Strategy Shift Starts to Pay Off
October 26, 2012
San Francisco Business Times reporter Patrick Hoge profiled the strategic changes at Ask.com which is led by Alliance member Doug Leeds.
Twelve companies led by Alliance Members, and the Alliance of Chief Executives, were named to the list of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.
FormFactor, Inc. Completes Acquisition of MicroProbe Inc.
October 17, 2012
FormFactor, announced that it has completed its acquisition of MicroProbe, a leading provider of advanced wafer test solutions to non-memory semiconductor manufacturers. The acquisition creates a leader in advanced wafer probe cards across both the memory and SOC segments and significantly expands the company's addressable markets. MicroProbe is led by Alliance member Mike Slessor.
Joy Chen of Yes To Inc. Among Most Admired CEOs in Bay Area
October 15, 2012
Congratulations to Joy Chen of Yes To Inc. who was named by the San Francisco Business Times as a 2012 Most Admired CEO.
FORTUNE magazine's Annual list of the 100 Fastest-Growing Companies includes SciClone Pharmaceuticals. Alliance member Friedhelm Blobel is the President & CEO of the company.
Gyft Launches Mobile Gift Card Platform
September 11, 2012
Gyft launched their mobile gift card platform to give consumers on-the-go access. More than 100 retailers have integrated with Gyft, including Amazon.com, Sephora, Brookstone, and Lowe's, to improve their consumers' experience. Gyft is led by Alliance member Vinny Lingham.
13 Alliance Members Make the INC Fastest Growing List
September 10, 2012
Thirteen companies, led by Alliance Members, were named to the INC 5,000 list of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America.
Performant Financial Rises on First Day of Trading
August 10, 2012
Shares of Performant Financial Corporation. posted double-digit gains on their first day of trading. Performant is led by Alliance member Lisa Im.
Vendini & Other Ticket Sellers Add to Service on the Web
August 3, 2012
San Francisco Business Times reporter Patrick Hoge researched online ticketing companies including Vendini which is led by Alliance member Mark Tacchi.
Tom Engdahl Launches Magic Ruby
August 1, 2012
Alliance member Tom Engdahl has launched Magic Ruby, a company that brings together content, infrastructure and advertising platforms for the second screen industry.
How Gild Aims to Turn Tech Hiring on its Head
July 16, 2012
San Francisco-based Gild wants to change the way tech companies hire programmers and has ranked over a million developers based on the quality of their code. Gild is led by Alliance member Sheeroy Desai.
Congratulations to Alliance member Sblend Sblendorio who was included on the 2012 list of Northern California Super Lawyers. Approximately 5% of the Northern California Bar receives this distinction, as determined by a poll of California lawyers and through independent research.
Schlumberger and Liquid Robotics Launch Joint Venture
June 21, 2012
Schlumberger, the global oil and gas technology behemoth, and Liquid Robotics launched a joint venture Thursday to deploy the Silicon Valley startup’s ocean-going robots to provide exploration and monitoring services for the offshore oil industry. Alliance member Bill Vass is the CEO of Liquid Robotics.
Lisa Im Named Entrepreneur of the Year
June 2, 2012
Alliance member Lisa Im, CEO of Performant Financial Corporation, has been named a winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Northern California.
2 Alliance Member Companies Receive TiE50 Awards
May 11, 2012
Two companies, led by Alliance Members, were included on the 2012 TiE50 Awards which recognize the top technology startups from the following segments: Internet (including Social Networking), Energy (including Cleantech), Wireless/Mobile, Software (including Cloud Computing), and Life Sciences.
Coupa Raises $22M
May 10, 2012
Coupa Software has raised $22 million in a Series E round of financing led by Crosslink Capital, a new investor in the company. Coupa is led by Alliance member Rob Bernshteyn.
Sutro Biopharma closed the second tranche of a $36 million Series C venture round, and is readying the infrastructure it needs to produce highly targeted, cancer-fighting antibody-drug conjugates. Sutro Biopharma's CEO, Bill Newell, and VP Business Development, Lesley Stolz, are Alliance members.
Nuevora Raises $2.25M For Big Data Analytics
May 7, 2012
Nuevora which aims to help customers make sense of the massive amounts of data their companies are generating, raised $2.25 million in Series A funding from Fortisure Ventures, with another $1.75 million in commitments from the firm. Alliance member Phani Nagarjuna is the CEO of Nuevora.
AAA Chief Paul Gaffney Revs Up the Auto Club
May 4, 2012
San Francisco Business Times reporter Chris Rauber profiled Alliance member, Paul Gaffney and AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah.
Three companies, led by Alliance Members, were included on the 2012 "Silicon Valley 150: The Top 10 Lists."
A New York Times' article: "Are Travel Agents Back?" included Alliance member Ryan McGredy, managing owner of Moraga Travel.
6 Alliance Members on the List of the Best Places to Work
April 19, 2012
Six companies, led by Alliance Members, were named to the list of the "Best Places to Work in the Bay Area 2012."
Mary Haak-Frendscho Named Executive Chairperson of Compugen
March 28, 2012
Compugen Ltd. announced the appointment of Alliance member, Mary Haak-Frendscho, Ph.D., as Executive Chairperson of Compugen Inc.
Oclaro Acquires Opnext in Optical Merger
March 26, 2012
Oclaro acquired Opnext in an all-stock deal, the optical communications companies. The companies said the deal will create a new leader in the fast-growing optical components and modules market heavily used in Internet and other communications. Oclaro CEO, Alain Couder, and CFO, Jerry Turin, are Alliance members.
Profile of Mike Dresen and Weiss Associates
March 9, 2012
San Francisco Business Times intern Aaron Tilley profiled Alliance member, Mike Dresen and Weiss Associates.
Echo Technology Solutions today announced its formation as a result of a restructuring agreement by the ownership of Iteon Consulting. The creation of Echo Technology Solutions focuses former Iteon personnel and resources on specific information technology consulting and software development initiatives. Alliance member Sejo Jahic, the original founder of Iteon Consulting, will lead Echo Technology Solutions as its Chief Executive Officer.
Alliance member Paul Gaffney and AAA Northern Calilfornia, Nevada & Utah were profiled in Smart Business.
Integrated Science Solutions is among the 75 companies across the country named Blue Ribbon Small Business Award® winners by the US Chamber of Commerce . These companies were recognized for their dedication to the principles of free enterprise and their contributions to restoring jobs and prosperity. Alliance member Ceil McCloy is the CEO of Integrated Science Solutions.
SGI Announces New President and CEO Jorge Luis Titinger
February 23, 2012
Alliance member Jorge Luis Titinger was named SGI's president and chief executive officer and a member of the Board of Directors effective on February 27, 2012.
Jamba Juice buys Talbott Teas
February 21, 2012
Jamba Juice bought Talbott Teas, a Chicago-based business started in 2003 and will add Talbott's selection of 23 blends of teas to its stable of "lifestyle brands." Jamba Juice CEO, James White, and CFO, Karen Luey, are Alliance members.
The FruitGuys Have a Big Heart
February 14, 2012
Alliance member Chris Mittelstaedt and The FruitGuys were recognized for their community work with San Francisco schools.
Liquid Robotics, an ocean data services provider and developer of the first wave-powered Wave Glider® marine robot, was named by Fast Company as one of the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2012. Alliance member Bill Vass is the CEO of Liquid Robotics.
Glaucoma Drug Developer Altheos Adds $12.5M to Series A Round
February 9, 2012
Altheos announced that it has raised an additional $12.5 million — pushing its Series A round to a total of $32.5 million. Altheos is led by Alliance member Henry Hsu.
Nagarro Achieves Highest Rating with CMMI Maturity Level 5 Appraisal
February 1, 2012
Nagarro announced that it has been appraised at Capability Maturity Model® Integration (CMMI) Level 5, the rating organization’s highest level of recognition. Nagarro was recognized for its success in establishing a company-wide culture based on robust, standardized, and well-defined software development processes. Nagarro is led by Alliance member Vishal Gauri.
Weiss Associates Wins $15M Lawrence Livermore Lab Contract
January 30, 2012
Weiss Associates has won a $15 million environmental remediation contract with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to provide hydrogeologic and environmental remediation at the lab site and 300 superfund sites. Alliance member Mike Dresen is the CEO of Weiss Associates.
QuorumLabs Completes $11 Million in Funding
January 17, 2012
QuorumLabs announced that it has closed $11 million in a funding round led by Airtek Capital Group. Alliance member Larry Lang is the CEO of QuorumLabs.
Kimpton Hotels Makes FORTUNE's "Best Companies to Work For"
January 16, 2012
Congratulations to Alliance member Mike Depatie and Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants upon being named the 16th Best Place to Work by Fortune Magazine.
Private Ocean Navigates Choppy Financial Market
January 13, 2012
San Francisco Business Times reporter Hannah Albarazi profiled Alliance member, Richard Stone and Private Ocean.
Jamba Juice Launches Next Phase of Growth
January 9, 2012
Jamba Juice officials outlined a second phase of the smoothie chain’s ongoing plan to accelerate its growth into a global health-and-wellness brand. Jamba Juice is led by Alliance member James White.