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:

Serve Robotics’ New Autonomous Sidewalk Delivery Robots Don’t Require Human Assist
January 13, 2022

Serve Robotics, an Uber spinout that builds sidewalk delivery robots, is deploying its next generation of robots that are capable of completing some commercial deliveries without a human in the loop.  Alliance member Ali Kashani is the Co-Founder and CEO of Serve Robotics.

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New Investments in Qnovo in $24M Series-C Funding
January 11, 2022

Qnovo, a pioneer in battery management software, announced the closing of $24M in Series-C financing. BorgWarner led the round with significant participation by OGCI Climate Investments and Constellation Technology Ventures.  Qnovo is led by Alliance member Nadim Maluf.

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Sutro Biopharma and Tasly Biopharmaceuticals Enter into Exclusive License Agreement
December 27, 2021

Sutro Biopharma, a clinical-stage drug discovery, development and manufacturing company focused on the application of precise protein engineering and rational design to create next-generation cancer and autoimmune therapeutics, announced an exclusive license agreement with Tasly Biopharmaceuticals Co., Ltd., a holding subsidiary of Tasly Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd. for the development and commercialization of STRO-002 in Greater China, consisting of mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.  Sutro Biopharma is led by Alliance member Bill Newell.

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54gene Introduces 300 Historic Tests to End Misdiagnosis
December 23, 2021

The era of misdiagnosis in the Nigerian healthcare system will soon be a thing of the past as a healthy technology company, 54gene, advancing African genomics research for improved global health outcomes, has pledged its commitment towards ending misdiagnosis in the country’s medical laboratory sector.  Alliance member Delali Attipoe is the COO of 54gene. 

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CloudBees Raises $245 Million in New Financing
December 09, 2021

CloudBees, the leading software delivery platform for enterprises, announced it has closed a $150 million Series F financing round at a pre-money valuation of $1 billion. The company also closed a $95 million debt facility to accelerate growth.   Alliance member Stephen DeWitt is the CEO of CloudBees.

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Proximie Partners with Jhpiego in New Initiative to Improve Obstetric Surgical Care
December 09, 2021

Proximie, led by Alliance member Nadine Hachach-Haram, has offered its technology to Jhpiego, a global health non-profit working in 40-plus countries, to improve obstetric surgical care for women by expanding and enhancing the learning and mentorship in Jhpiego's Obstetric Safe Surgery project now underway in five hospitals in Makueni County. The goal of the 22-month project is to support the government of Kenya's commitment to reduce maternal and newborn deaths and obstetric-related injuries by improving the quality of caesarean sections.

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Serve Robotics Secures Funding From Strategic Investors
December 06, 2021

Serve Robotics, the leading autonomous sidewalk delivery company, announced the closing of a $13 million expanded seed funding round, with participation from strategic investors Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: UBER); Delivery Hero (FRA: DHER) backed DX Ventures; 7-Eleven Inc.'s corporate venture arm, 7-Ventures, LLC; and Wavemaker Partners and its food automation focused venture studio Wavemaker Labs.  Alliance member Ali Kashani, is the co-founder and CEO of Serve Robotics.

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Deep Isolation Acquires Freestone Environmental Services
November 30, 2021

Deep Isolation, a leading innovator in spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level nuclear waste (HLW) storage and disposal solutions, announced it has acquired Freestone Environmental Services, a multi-discipline environmental and water resources consulting firm based in Richland, Washington.  Deep Isolation is led by Alliance member Elizabeth Muller.

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Virtual Incision Announces $46 Million Financing
November 30, 2021

Virtual Incision Corporation, a medical device company pioneering first-of-its-kind miniaturized robots for laparoscopic surgery, announced it has raised $46 million in a Series C funding round.  Alliance member John Murphy is the President & CEO of Virtual Incision.

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IAA Announces New Partnership with Department of Defense
November 11, 2021

IAA, a leading global digital marketplace connecting vehicle buyers and sellers, announced that it has joined the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership (“MSEP”). In late October 2021, IAA attended a virtual ceremony to be inducted along with 45 other new partners to MSEP, bringing the number of employers to 544.  IAA is led by Alliance member John Kett.

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Novome Biotechnologies and Genentech Enter into a Strategic Collaboration
November 10, 2021

Novome Biotechnologies and Genentech Have entered into a strategic collaboration to develop targets against inflammatory bowel disease.  Novome Biotechnologies is led by Alliance member Blake Wise.

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Axiom Cloud Raises $2.5M
November 10, 2021

Axiom Cloud, a company that develops software solutions to solve commercial refrigeration's biggest energy and maintenance problems, announced that it has raised over $2.5M from Momenta Ventures, Leadout Capital, Vela Partners, Lorimer Ventures, and others.   Alliance member Amrit Robbins is the CEO of Axiom Cloud.

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XOMA Earns $35 Million Milestone Payment
November 04, 2021

XOMA Corporation (Nasdaq: XOMA) announced that NIS793, an anti-TGFβ monoclonal antibody licensed from the Company, has advanced to the Phase 3 development stage, triggering a $35 million milestone payment from Novartis.   Alliance member Jim Neal is the CEO of XOMA.

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Sama To Build ‘First End-To-End AI Platform’ For Training Data
November 04, 2021

Sama, led by Alliance member Wendy Gonzalez, has secured $70M in Series B financing to build the ‘first end-to-end AI platform’ for training data.

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Cytek Biosciences Acquires Tonbo Biosciences’ Cell Analysis Business
November 03, 2021

Cytek® Biosciences (Nasdaq: CTKB), a leading cell analysis solutions company, announced that it has acquired the cell analysis business of Tonbo Biosciences™, which includes an extensive portfolio of life science research reagents related to cell preparation, flow cytometry, molecular immunology/PCR and cell culture covering application areas across immunology, apoptosis, and immunoprofiling.   Cytek is led by Alliance member Wenbin Jiang.

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IAA Announces Acquisition of SYNETIQ
October 22, 2021

IAA (NYSE: IAA), a leading global digital marketplace connecting vehicle buyers and sellers, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the stock of SYNETIQ Ltd. (“SYNETIQ”), a leading integrated salvage and vehicle dismantling company in the United Kingdom.   Alliance member John Kett is the CEO & President of IAA.

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Calithera Biosciences Scores Two Complementary Oncology Compounds in Takeda Deal
October 19, 2021

Calithera Biosciences is expanding its oncology portfolio with the addition of two clinical-stage compounds from Takeda Pharmaceuticals.  Calithera is led by Alliance member Susan Molineaux.

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Delphinus Receives FDA Approval
October 12, 2021

Delphinus Medical Technologies announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted premarket approval (PMA) of its SoftVue™ 3D Whole Breast Ultrasound Tomography System (SoftVue™) for use as an adjunct to digital mammography in the screening of asymptomatic women with dense breast tissue.   Alliance member Mark Forchette is the President and CEO at Delphinus.

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ALX Oncology Acquires ScalmiBio
October 07, 2021

ALX Oncology has strengthened its immuno-oncology pipeline with the acquisition of ScalmiBio.  ALX is led by Alliance member Jaume Pons.

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Xantrion Named to the 100 Largest Bay Area Women-Owned Businesses List
September 14, 2021

Congratulations to Alliance member Anne Bisagno and Xantrion on being recognized as one of the San Francisco Business Times "Largest Women-Owned Businesses" for the fourteenth consecutive year.  

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