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:

Cytek Biosciences Files Plans for an IPO
July 02, 2021

Cytek BioSciences, which provides cell analysis instruments for life science applications, filed on with the SEC to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering.  Cytek is led by Alliance member Wenbin Jiang..

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Caribou Biosciences Files for IPO
July 01, 2021

Caribou Biosciences plans to fund ongoing drug studies with proceeds from an initial public offering.  Alliance member Rachel Haurwitz is the CEO of Caribou.

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Copado Announces Agreement to Acquire Leading AI Testing Company
June 29, 2021

Copado, a leading DevOps platform powering the world's largest digital transformations, announced a definitive agreement to acquire Qentinel.   Alliance member Ted Elliott is the CEO of Copado.

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Sakuu Awarded Three Patents to Support Novel Battery Applications
June 22, 2021

Sakuu Corporation has received approval of three new patents: a hybrid solid-state cell with a sealed anode structure, an Additive Manufacturing system with the ability to create an active device such as a micro-reactor or solid-state battery and an electrophotographic multi-material AM machine, capable of using materials previously unsuited to electrophotography (namely ceramic, metal and polymer).  Alliance member Arwed Niestroj is the Chief Operating Officer of Sakuu.

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IAA Acquires Auto Exchange’s Businesss
June 21, 2021

IAA, a leading global digital marketplace connecting vehicle buyers and sellers, announced that it has acquired the entirety of the assets of Marisat, Inc. d/b/a Auto Exchange, a provider of personal service and security in the salvage recovery industry, effectively taking over the business operations of Auto Exchange.  IAA is led by Alliance member John Kett.

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Circle Pharma Raises $66 Million in Series C Financing
June 16, 2021

Circle Pharma, a macrocycle drug discovery and development company focused on intractable cancer targets, announced that it has raised $66 million in an oversubscribed Series C financing.  Alliance member David Earp is the President & CEO of Circle Pharma.

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Waymo Raises $2.5B in Second External Investment Round
June 16, 2021

Waymo, Google’s former self-driving project that is now a business unit under Alphabet, raised $2.5 billion in its second outside funding round.   Alliance member Tekedra Mawakana is the co-CEO of Waymo.

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Franz Named to Database Trends 100 Companies that Matter Most in Data
June 15, 2021

Franz Inc., an early innovator in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and leading supplier of Graph Database technology for Knowledge Graph Solutions, announced it has been named to Database Trends and Applications - 100 Companies that Mater Most in Data.   Franz is led by Alliance member Jans Aasman.

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Xicato Nominated as Top Ten Intelligent Building Solution Provider
June 08, 2021

Xicato, the leading provider of smart building wireless controls, highest quality LED light sources, linear lighting and intelligent AC/DC drivers, announced that Construction Tech Review has named Xicato as the Company of the Year within the list of Top Ten lntelligent Building Solution Providers for 2021. Nominations of the top ten distinguished companies are provided by industry experts and peers, and then narrowed down by a qualified panel of judges. The prestigious award recognizes the most elite companies that deliver progressive, cutting-edge technologies to the construction and building industry.  Alliance member Amir Zoufonoun is the CEO of Xicato

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Energy Recovery Awarded $13.8 Million Contract
June 08, 2021

Energy Recovery (NASDAQ:ERII)  announced contract awards totaling over $13.8 million for its PX® Pressure Exchanger® (PX) energy recovery devices and PX PowerTrain™ system, supporting the construction of the Sorek B Seawater Reverse Osmosis Desalination (SWRO) Plant led by IDE Technologies.   Once completed, the Sorek B Plant will be the largest SWRO plant in Israel and one of the largest facilities in the world.  Alliance member Joshua Ballard is the CFO of Energy Recovery.

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GlobalTranz Acquires TAKTIK Logistics Group
June 08, 2021

GlobalTranz Enterprises, a leading third-party logistics solutions provider offering award-winning technology, people-powered customer service, and extensive multimodal carrier relationships, announced that it acquired TAKTIK Logistics Group, a Pleasanton California-based freight brokerage and logistics company, led by Alliance member Tyson Lawrence.

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California Life Sciences Reveals New Brand Reflecting Unique Identity
June 03, 2021

California Life Sciences has revealed a new look and feel for their organization that speaks to the ecosystem they represent – a strong, united, forward-thinking sector that advances solutions on issues of importance to the constituencies they serve.  Alliance member Mike Guerra is the President & CEO of California Life Sciences.

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YellowBird Secures $1.7 Million
May 28, 2021

YellowBird, a nationwide gig economy marketplace that matches vetted risk and environmental, health, and safety (EHS) professionals with businesses on-demand, is proud to announce its seed capital raise closing with an over subscription of $1.7 million.  YellowBird is led by Alliance member Michael Zalle.

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Superior Sensor Technology Expands Headquarters
May 18, 2021

 Superior Sensor Technology announced it has relocated its corporate office to Los Gatos, California to accommodate its rapidly growing business.   Alliance member Jim Finch is the CEO of Superior Sensor Technology,

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Cathy Ball Appointed SVP of Research of Pacific Biosciences
May 17, 2021

Pacific Biosciences further expands its leadership team with the appointment of Alliance member Dr. Catherine Ball to a newly created position of Senior Vice President of Research.

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One Medical Expands Reach
May 13, 2021

Tech-enabled primary care company One Medical, led by Alliance member Amir Dan Rubin, is quickly expanding to new markets and inking more health network partnerships.

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4 Alliance Member Companies on the List of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area
May 06, 2021

Four companies, led by Alliance Members, were named to the 2021 list of the "Best Places to Work in the Bay Area!

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Two Alliance Companies Recognized on 2021 World Changing Ideas Award List
May 06, 2021

Congratulations to Alliance members Ben Oakes, CEO of Scribe Therapeutics, and Bernie Tobin, General Manager of Natera, whose companies received honorable mention in the health category on Fast Company's 2021 "World Changing Ideas Awards" list.

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American Highway Acquires Highway Materials
May 06, 2021

American Highway – A Simplex Company -- a leading manufacturer and supplier of infrastructure products and a portfolio company of T-street Capital, an independent growth equity firm, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Highway Materials in Becker, Minnesota.  American Highway is led by Alliance member Ron Meskis.

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Compass Group Acquires EAT Club
April 29, 2021

Food services company Compass Group USA has acquired Redwood City, California-based EAT Club, a corporate food-delivery technology platform.  Alliance member Doug Leeds, EAT Club’s CEO, will retain that role at Compass.

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