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:

Turn Biotechnologies Completes Latest Round of Funding
April 28, 2021

Turn Biotechnologies, a company developing novel RNA medicines for untreatable age-related conditions, announced that it has closed its latest round of funding.   Alliance member Anja Krammer.is the CEO of Turn Biotechnologies.

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Network Control Wins Prestigious AOTMP IT Telecom Vendor of the Year Award
April 27, 2021

Network Control, a pioneer and leader in the Telecom Expense Management (TEM) industry announced that it has been named the Association of Telecom, Mobility, and IT Management Professionals (AOTMP®) Telecom IT Vendor of the Year.  Network Control is led by Alliance member Mark Hearn.

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RTI Earns 2021 Great Place to Work Certification
April 27, 2021

Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the largest software framework company for autonomous systems, is proud to announce its recertification in both the U.S. and Spain as a 2021 Great Place to Work by the Great Place to Work® organization for the third year in a row. The prestigious award is based solely on what current employees say about their experience working at RTI.   Alliance member Stan Schneider is the CEO of RTI.

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Proximie Raises $38M Series B Funding
April 21, 2021

Proximie, a health technology platform company focused on digitising operating and diagnostic rooms, announced the completion of its $38 million Series B equity financing.   Proximie is led by Alliance member Nadine Hachach-Haram.

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ZEDEDA Attracts $12.5 Strategic Round
April 15, 2021

ZEDEDA announced what they described as a “highly oversubscribed” $12.5 million expansion to its $16 million Series A round initially closed in February 2019, bringing its total funding to-date to $28.5 million.   ZEDEDA is led by Alliance member Said Ouissal.

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Jim Flatt Among Top 50 Healthcare Technology CEOs of 2021
April 14, 2021

Congratulations to Alliance member Jim Flatt, CEO of Brightseed, on being named to the list of the Top 50 Healthcare Technology CEOs of 2021.

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NGK Spark Plugs Launches $100M Corporate Venture Fund
April 12, 2021

NGK Spark Plugs, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of automotive spark plugs, announced a new $100 million fund to invest in startups and find potential merger and acquisition deals.  Alliance member Dirk Schapeler is the Head of NGK's Global Innovation Division.

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Tekedra Mawakana Named Co-CEO of Waymo
April 05, 2021

Congratulations to Alliance member Tekedra Mawakana on being named Co-CEO of Waymo.

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Scribe Therapeutics Raises $100M Series B Financing
March 31, 2021

Scribe Therapeutics, a molecular engineering company creating the most advanced technologies for CRISPR-based genetic medicine, today announced the completion of an oversubscribed $100M Series B financing.   Alliance member Ben Oakes is the CEO and Co-Founder of Scribe Therapeutics.

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Wisk Prepares to Launch Trial to Advance Autonomous Passenger Transport
March 29, 2021

Wisk, the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) company behind the first all-electric, self-flying air taxi, is progressing with its Transport Trial, which will advance autonomous passenger transport under the New Zealand Government's broader Airspace Integration Trial Programme (AITP).  Alliance member Gary Gysin is the CEO of Wisk.

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Universal Technical Institute to Acquire MIAT College of Technology
March 29, 2021

Universal Technical Institute (NYSE: UTI), the nation's leading provider of trained technicians to the transportation industry, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MIAT College of Technology.  UTI is led by Alliance member Jerome Grant.

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Rachel Hauwitz of Caribou Biosciences Featured in Walter Isaacson’s New Book
March 16, 2021

Congratulations to Alliance member Rachel Haurwitz, Co-Founder & CEO of Caribou Biosciences, who is featured in Walter Isaacson’s latest best-seller, The Code Breaker. The book tells the incredible story of Jennifer Doudna and her pioneering work to develop CRISPR gene editing for which she was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.   Together, Jennifer & Rachel launched Caribou Biosciences in 2001.

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Urban Catalyst Launches $200M Opportunity Zone Fund
February 23, 2021

Urban Catalyst, Silicon Valley's leading Opportunity Zone Fund, announced it has launched its second real estate Fund. This Fund will feature the Icon/Echo project, which will provide downtown San Jose with more than 300 multifamily rental units and 420,000 sq. ft of office space upon completion.   Urban Catalyst is led by Alliance member Erik Hayden.

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Complete Solar Acquires Current Insight
February 18, 2021

Complete Solar announced that it has acquired Current Insight, LLC. Current Insight is an engineering company that provides CAD designs, structural engineering stamps, and electrical engineering stamps to solar companies.  Complete Solar is led by Alliance member Will Anderson.

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Akshay Bhargava Announced as Chief Product Officer at 1Password
February 04, 2021

1Password announced that Alliance member Akshay Bhargava has joined the company as Chief Product Officer and GM of Emerging Solutions. Bhargava will spearhead emerging products to cement 1Password at the forefront of the security space, delivering cutting-edge services and features that reflect the company's relentless focus on security and user experience.

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Cytek Biosciences Completes Series D Funding Round
November 05, 2020

Cytek Biosciences, a leading provider of cell analysis instrumentation and solutions, announced that it has closed a $120 million Series D funding round, co-led by RA Capital and Hillhouse Capital, with OrbiMed and LYFE Capital also participating.  Alliance member Wenbin Jiang is the CEO of Cytek Biosciences.

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Covalent Metrology Acquires Riga Analytical Lab
September 01, 2020

Covalent Metrology, a leading provider of metrology and analytical services to advanced materials innovation companies, announced the acquisition of Riga Analytical Lab, an independent laboratory located in the heart of Silicon Valley.   Covalent Metrology is led by Alliance member Craig Hunter.

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9 Alliance Members Make the INC 5000 Fastest Growing List
August 19, 2020

Nine companies, led by Alliance Members, were named to the 2020 INC 5000 list of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in the U.S.

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Jade Global on Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the 10th Year in a Row
August 19, 2020

For the 10th consecutive year, Jade Global was placed on the Inc. magazine’s prestigious Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest growing and most successful independent businesses. Jade Global ranked 3484 on Inc.’s 40th annual list.  Alliance member Karan Yaramada is the CEO of Jade Global.

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Intercontinental Exchange to Acquire Ellie Mae for $11 Billion
August 06, 2020

Ellie Mae has announced that it entered a definitive agreement to be acquired by Intercontinental Exchange for approximately $11 billion.  Alliance member Jonathan Corr is the President & CEO of Ellie Mae.

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