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:

Gild Raises $13.5M Series B Funding
June 04, 2014

Gild, the startup that has built a service that helps companies find and hire software engineers, has closed on $13.5 million in a new round of funding. Alliance member Sheeroy Desai is the CEO of Gild.

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Vertical Communications Announces Merger with Fulton Communications
June 02, 2014

The merger of Vertical Communications and Fulton Communications combines a leading communications technology provider and a national systems integrator to create a vendor-direct communications solution provider with local sales and service presence. Vertical is led by President & CEO Peter Bailey.

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Mentor Graphics Acquires Nimbic, Inc.
May 20, 2014

Mentor Graphics Corporation announced that it has acquired Nimbic, Inc., a leading provider of Maxwell- accurate, 3D full-wave electromagnetic (EM) simulation solutions. Alliance member Raul Camposano is the CEO of Nimbic.

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2 Alliance Members on the List of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business
May 02, 2014

Two Alliance members were named to the 2014 list of the "Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business."

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Big Switch Networks & Dell Announce a Strategic Agreement
April 24, 2014

Big Switch Networks and Dell announced a "Strategic Software, Hardware and Services Agreement" to accelerate adoption of software-defined networking (SDN). Alliance member Douglas Murray is the CEO of Big Switch Networks.

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Total Defense Announces Merger of Consumer Business & Launches Stand-alone Corporate Cloud Business
April 21, 2014

Total Defense, a leading provider of internet security solutions merges consumer business line with Untangle and rebrands its enterprise business as iSheriff. Alliance member Paul Lipman is the CEO of iSheriff.

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5 Alliance Members on the List of the Best Places to Work
April 17, 2014

Five companies, led by Alliance Members, were named to the list of the "Best Places to Work in the Bay Area 2014."

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Profile of Ben Davis and Phizzle
April 11, 2014

San Francisco Business Times reporter Sachiko Yoshitsugu profiled Alliance member, Ben Davis and Phizzle.

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Patxi’s Raises Dough to Add 60 Pizzerias
April 08, 2014

Patxi's Pizza is about to embark on major West Coast expansion plans, including the rollout of almost 60 new outlets in the next five years. Alliance member Bill Freeman is the CEO of Patxi's.

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Versartis Boosts IPO Plan by Half
March 19, 2014

Versartis, led by Alliance member Jeff Cleland, announced that it has boosted its IPO plan by half, and may raise up to $144.9 million.

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LawRoom Training Program Wins Gold NASPA Excellence Award
March 17, 2014

Think About It, CampusClarity's online substance abuse and sexual violence training program for colleges and universities, won the 2014 Gold NASPA Excellence Award for Violence Education and Prevention. CampusClarity is a service of LawRoom, which is led by Alliance member Ralph Yanello.

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2 Alliance Members Named to the “Build 100 List ”
March 01, 2014

Two companies, led by Alliance Members, were named to INC magazine's inaugural "Build 100" list.

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Claudia Wentworth Named One of the Top Ten Women of Solar Energy
February 24, 2014

Quick Mount PV CEO and Alliance member, Claudia Wentworth, has been included in theenergycollective.com's list of the Top Ten Women of Solar Energy.

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Ekso Bionics Featured in People Magazine
January 13, 2014

Ekso Bionics is helping paralyzed people, like Army veteran Gary Linfoot, walk again. Ekso is led by Alliance member Nathan Harding.

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Second Genome Featured in 2014 Biotech Forecast
January 03, 2014

The San Francisco Business Times recently included Alliance member Peter DiLaura and Second Genome in its 2014 economic forecast.

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Paul Lipman Interview on MSNBC
December 22, 2013

Alliance member Paul Lipman was interviewed on MSNBC regarding the recent credit/debit card breach at Target.

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Sutro Biopharma Closes $26 Million Financing
December 11, 2013

Sutro Biopharma announced that the company has secured $26 million in a Series D financing. The additional financing will fund the expansion of Sutro's proprietary immuno-oncology product pipeline. Alliance member Bill Newell is the CEO of Sutro.

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Joy Chen Relaunched Yes To, Helping it Become the No. 2 Natural Skin Care Brand in the US
November 01, 2013

Alliance member Joy Chen and Yes To were profiled in Smart Business.

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embedUR Among the Top 25 Engineering Services Firms Run by Indians in the US
November 01, 2013

embeUR, led by Alliance member Rajesh Subramaniam, was selected by Silicon India as one of the top 25 engineering services companies run by Indians in the U.S.

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13 Alliance Members on the List of the Bay Area’s Fastest Growing
October 18, 2013

Thirteen 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.

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