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:

Two Alliance Member Companies Named to the “2018 Tech Companies to Watch” List
June 12, 2018

Congratulations to Alliance members Stefan Heck, CEO of Nauto, and Bill Barhydt, CEO of ABRA, whose companies were included on the Wall Street Journal's 2018 list of companies that look like emerging tech leaders.

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Ann Barnes Named CEO of Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO)
June 01, 2018

Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO), the market leader in terminology services for healthcare IT serving more than 3,900 hospitals, announced that Allliance member, Ann Barnes, a seasoned technology and healthcare executive and former President and CEO of MedData, will assume the role of CEO of IMO effective June 15, 2018.

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Bill Newell Elected Chair of the California Life Sciences Association
May 31, 2018

Congratulations to Alliance member Bill Newell who was recently elected Chair of the California Life Sciences Association. Bill is the CEO of Sutro Biopharma.

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DriveScale Named a 2018 Cool Vendor in Gartner “Cool Vendors in Cloud Infrastructure” Report
May 31, 2018

DriveScale, the leader in delivering Software Composable Infrastructure (SCI) for modern workloads, today announced it has been designated a 2018 Cool Vendor in the Gartner Cool Vendors in Cloud Infrastructure report.  DriveScale is led by Alliance members Gene Banman, CEO, and Jeff Raice, VP of Sales.

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CytomX Therapeutics Announces FDA Clearance of IND Application for CX-2029
May 22, 2018

CytomX Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTMX) a clinical-stage oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company pioneering a novel class of investigational antibody therapeutics based on its Probody™ therapeutic technology platform, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared its Investigational New Drug (IND) application for CX-2029, a first-in-class CD71-directed Probody™ drug conjugate being co-developed by CytomX and its partner AbbVie.  CytomX is led by Alliance member Sean McCarthy.

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VenueNext Gets Investment from Intel Capital
May 08, 2018

VenueNext, led by Alliance member John Paul, announced that the company has secured an investment from Intel Capital.

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7 Alliance Members on the List of the Best Places to Work
April 18, 2018

Seven companies, led by Alliance Members, were named to the 2018 list of the "Best Places to Work in the Bay Area!

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Doug Murray Among CEOs with 100% Ratings on Glassdoor
April 16, 2018

Alliance member Doug Murray is among CEOs with 100% ratings who were recently profiled in an Entrepreneur magazine article.

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Four Alliance Member Companies Selected InfoSec Award Winners
April 16, 2018

Four companies, led by Alliance Members, were selected winners of Cyber Defense magazine’s 2018 InfoSec Awards

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Fleetsmith Secures $7.7M Investment to Manage Apple Devices
April 10, 2018

Fleetsmith, a startup that wants to make it easier for companies to manage their Apple devices, announced a $7.7 million Series A round today led by Upfront Ventures.  Fleetsmith is led by Alliance member Zack Blum.

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Embolx Awarded Small Business Innovation Research Grant
April 06, 2018

Embolx, a medical device company, announced that the Company has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research grant valued at $2 million from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Embolx is led by Alliance member Michael Allen.

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FDA Approves Sonoma Pharmaceuticals Germ-Killing Gel
April 05, 2018

Sonoma Pharmaceuticals announced that the company secured U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for a gel designed to fight infection and speed healing after laser skin therapy and chemical peels.  Alliance member Jim Schutz is the CEO of Sonoma Pharmaceuticals.

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Automation Anywhere Debuts RPA Industry’s First Bot Store
March 14, 2018

The Bot Store ushers in a new economy of digital workers, with ready-to-use bots from Automation Anywhere and its partner ecosystem. The Automation Anywhere leadership team includes Alliance members Mihir Shukla, Richard French, Edmundo Costa and Peter Meechan.

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#InfoSecSuperwomen: Christy Wyatt
March 08, 2018

Alliance member Christy Wyatt, CEO of DtexSystems, was recently interviewed for a CISO MAG article.

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Ooma Agrees to Acquire Voxter
March 05, 2018

Ooma, a smart communications platform for businesses and consumers, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Voxter Communications, a provider of custom UCaaS solutions for mid-market and enterprise businesses. Alliance member Ravi Narula is the CFO of Ooma.

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FileShadow Founder Tyrone Pike Finds Consistent Paths To Success
March 03, 2018

David K. Williams recently interviewed Alliance member Tyrone Pike for Forbes magazine.

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VitalConnect Launches Continuous Patient Monitoring Platform in Hospitals Nationwide
February 27, 2018

VitalConnect, Inc., a leader in wearable biosensor technology for wireless monitoring in hospitals and remote patient populations, announced the launch of the Vista Solution™ platform. The Vista Solution platform enables wireless, real-time, continuous patient monitoring, and delivers a seamless feed of patient data that supports timely caregiver analysis in the hospital or at home.  VitalConnect is led by Alliance member Nersi Nazari.

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SmartBiz Loans Surpasses JP Morgan Chase as Number One Provider for SBA Loans
February 14, 2018

SmartBiz Loans, the #1 SBA marketplace and bank-enabling technology platform, announced that it has outpaced a number of national banks, including JP Morgan Chase, to become the top facilitator of SBA 7(a) loans $350,000 and less for the 2017 calendar year. Alliance member Evan Singer is the CEO of SmartBiz Loans.

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BullGuard Wins Best-in-class Gold Malware Protection Award
February 07, 2018

BullGuard, led by Alliance member Paul Lipman, has won a prestigious Gold Malware Protection Award from AV-Comparatives for its next-generation layered defence system. This best-in-class award acknowledges the high levels of protection BullGuard provides in defending against malware.

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Brown and Caldwell Expands Industrial Water Practice
February 01, 2018

Brown and Caldwell, a leading environmental engineering and construction firm, announced that it has added the resources of J4 Engineering Group, a leading industrial water services firm based in Boise, Idaho.  Alliance member Craig Goehring is the CEO of Brown and Caldwell.

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