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:

huddl.ai Wants to Bring More Intelligence to Online Meetings
July 22, 2020

Alliance member Krishna Yarlagadda was featured in a Tech Crunch article describing his efforts to bring artificial intelligence to meeting technology.

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Quidnet Energy’s $10M Series B Paves Way For Commercial Expansion
June 23, 2020

Quidnet Energy announced that it closed on a $10 million Series B round of financing and a contract with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority for commercial demonstration of its Geomechanical Pumped Storage (GPS) technology.  Alliance member Joe Zhou is the CEO of Quidnet.

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Contentful Secures $80M in Series E Funding
June 17, 2020

Contentful announced $80 million in Series E funding led by Sapphire Ventures, with participation from General Catalyst, Salesforce Ventures and five other new and existing backers. This round brings Contentful’s total funding to $158 million to date.  Contentful is led by Alliance member Steve Sloan.

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Pliant Therapeutics Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering
June 05, 2020

Pliant Therapeutics (Nasdaq: PLRX), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing novel therapies for the treatment of fibrosis, announced the closing of its initial public offering of 10,350,000 shares of common stock, which includes the exercise in full by the underwriters of their 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,350,000 shares of common stock, at a public offering price of $16.00 per share.  Alliance member Bernard Coulie is the CEO of Pliant.

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John Cumbers of SynBioBeta Profiled in San Francisco Business Times
May 22, 2020

San Francisco Business Times reporter Alisha Green profiled Alliance member, John Cumbers and SynBioBeta.

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Pliant Therapeutics Snares $100M Crossover Round
March 03, 2020

Targeting scar tissue that builds up and blocks the lungs and bile ducts, Pliant Therapeutics raised a $100 million round from giant Novartis AG and a band of crossover investors.  Alliance member Bernard Coulie is the President & CEO of Pliant Therapeutics.

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Waymo Scores $2.25B in First Outside Funding
March 02, 2020

Waymo, the self-driving unit of Alphabet Inc., has raised $2.25 billion in funding, mostly from outside investors.  Alliance member Tekedra Mawakana is the Chief Operating Officer of Waymo.

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ALX Oncology Announces Closing of $105M Series C Financing
February 12, 2020

ALX Oncology, a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company developing therapies to block the CD47 checkpoint mechanism, announced the closing of a $105 million Series C equity financing.  ALX Oncology is led by Alliance member Jaume Pons.

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Boeing-Kitty Hawk EVTOL JV Wisk Raises Curtain On Cora Plan
February 07, 2020

Wisk, a joint venture startup between Boeing and Kitty Hawk, and led by Alliance member Gary Gysin, has debuted the company's electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) Cora vehicle at the Singapore Airshow.

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Intabio Closes $18 Million Round in Series B Funding
February 06, 2020

Intabio, a developer of instrumentation systems for biotherapeutic precision analysis and quality assessment throughout bioproduction, announced a Series B investment of $18 million.  Alliance member Lena Wu is the CEO of Intabio.

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Skyline Enterprises Acquires Seattle Based Unimark Construction
February 04, 2020

Skyline Construction Enterprises announced the acquisition of Seattle-based Unimark Construction Group.  Alliance member Jessica Carps is the COO of Skyline.

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Primary-Care Stock One Medical Is Up 44% on First Trading Day
January 31, 2020

Shares of health care provider One Medical were up 43.8% from their offering price in first-day trading. One Medical, which offers primary care facilities and telehealth services in multiple U.S. cities, began the week with a market cap around $3 billion.  Alliance member Amir Rubin is the President & CEO of One Medical.  

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Axiom Exergy Captures a Place in the 2020 Global Cleantech 100
January 16, 2020

Axiom Exergy, a technology company that uses artificial intelligence to transform the world's thermal systems into intelligent, flexible, and resilient assets, was named a 2020 Global Cleantech 100 company by Cleantech Group.  Axiom is led by Alliance member Amrit Robbins.

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Collette Bunton Named 2020 “Women of Influence” Award Winner
January 16, 2020

Congratulations to Alliance member Collette Bunton on being named one of Pet Age's 2020 "Women of Influence" Award Winners.

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Virtual Incision Corporation Raises $20 Million
January 08, 2020

Virtual Incision Corporation, a medical device company pioneering a first-of-its-kind miniaturized surgical robot, announced it has raised $20 million in a Series B+ financing.  Virtual Incision is led by Alliance member John Murphy.

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Novome Biotechnologies Raises $33 Million Series A Financing
January 07, 2020

Novome Biotechnologies, a biotechnology company engineering first-in-class, living medicines for chronic diseases, announced that it has secured $33 million in a Series A financing and has appointed Alliance member Blake Wise as Chief Executive Officer. 

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Cadent Acquires 4INFO
January 02, 2020

Cadent, the advanced TV platform company, announced the acquisition of 4INFO to expand its cross-screen solutions for national advertisers with advanced audience targeting, and over-the-top (OTT) and connected TV (CTV) video buying capabilities.  Alliance member Tim Jenkins is the CEO of 4INFO.

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Ekso Bionics Announces Closing of $5.0 Million Registered Direct Offering
December 20, 2019

Ekso Bionics, an industry leader in exoskeleton technology for medical and industrial use, announced the closing of its previously announced registered direct offering of 11,111,116 shares of its common stock and warrants.  Ekso Bionics is led by Alliance member Jack Peurach.

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Lattice Semiconductor Wins GSA’s 2019 “Analyst Favorite Semiconductor Company” Award
December 09, 2019

Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC), the low power programmable leader, today announced that it won the Global Semiconductor Alliance’s (GSA) 2019 "Analyst Favorite Semiconductor Company" Award based on technology and financial performance.  Alliance member Jim Anderson is the President & CEO of Lattice.

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Bailard Wins a 2019 Pensions & Investments Best Places to Work Award
December 09, 2019

Congratulations to Bailard, a boutique asset and wealth management firm led by Alliance member Peter Hill, on earning a Pensions & Investments "2019 Best Places to Work in Money Management" award.

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