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:

Gyft Launches Mobile Gift Card Platform
September 11, 2012

Gyft launched their mobile gift card platform to give consumers on-the-go access. More than 100 retailers have integrated with Gyft, including Amazon.com, Sephora, Brookstone, and Lowe's, to improve their consumers' experience. Gyft is led by Alliance member Vinny Lingham.

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13 Alliance Members Make the INC Fastest Growing List
September 10, 2012

Thirteen companies, led by Alliance Members, were named to the INC 5000 list of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America.

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Performant Financial Rises on First Day of Trading
August 10, 2012

Shares of Performant Financial Corporation. posted double-digit gains on their first day of trading. Performant is led by Alliance member Lisa Im.

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Vendini & Other Ticket Sellers Add to Service on the Web
August 03, 2012

San Francisco Business Times reporter Patrick Hoge researched online ticketing companies including Vendini which is led by Alliance member Mark Tacchi.

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How Gild Aims to Turn Tech Hiring on its Head
July 16, 2012

San Francisco-based Gild wants to change the way tech companies hire programmers and has ranked over a million developers based on the quality of their code. Gild is led by Alliance member Sheeroy Desai.

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Sblend Sblendorio Honored by Northern California Super Lawyers
July 11, 2012

Congratulations to Alliance member Sblend Sblendorio who was included on the 2012 list of Northern California Super Lawyers. Approximately 5% of the Northern California Bar receives this distinction, as determined by a poll of California lawyers and through independent research.

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Schlumberger and Liquid Robotics Launch Joint Venture
June 21, 2012

Schlumberger, the global oil and gas technology behemoth, and Liquid Robotics launched a joint venture Thursday to deploy the Silicon Valley startup's ocean-going robots to provide exploration and monitoring services for the offshore oil industry. Alliance member Gary Gysin is the CEO of Liquid Robotics.

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Lisa Im Named Entrepreneur of the Year
June 02, 2012

Alliance member Lisa Im, CEO of Performant Financial Corporation, has been named a winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Northern California.

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2 Alliance Member Companies Receive TiE50 Awards
May 11, 2012

Two companies, led by Alliance Members, were included on the 2012 TiE50 Awards which recognize the top technology startups from the following segments: Internet (including Social Networking), Energy (including Cleantech), Wireless/Mobile, Software (including Cloud Computing), and Life Sciences.

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Sutro Biopharma Closes Second Tranche of $36M C-round Financing
May 08, 2012

Sutro Biopharma closed the second tranche of a $36 million Series C venture round, and is readying the infrastructure it needs to produce highly targeted, cancer-fighting antibody-drug conjugates. Sutro Biopharma's CEO, Bill Newell, and VP Business Development, Lesley Stolz, are Alliance members.

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Nuevora Raises $2.25M For Big Data Analytics
May 07, 2012

Nuevora which aims to help customers make sense of the massive amounts of data their companies are generating, raised $2.25 million in Series A funding from Fortisure Ventures, with another $1.75 million in commitments from the firm. Alliance member Phani Nagarjuna is the CEO of Nuevora.

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3 Alliance Members Named to the Silicon Valley 150: Top 10 Lists
April 21, 2012

Three companies, led by Alliance Members, were included on the 2012 "Silicon Valley 150: The Top 10 Lists."

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6 Alliance Members on the List of the Best Places to Work
April 19, 2012

Automony Corporation, PLC Announces Agreement to Acquire ZANTAZ

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Mary Haak-Frendscho Named Executive Chairperson of Compugen
March 28, 2012

Compugen Ltd. announced the appointment of Alliance member, Mary Haak-Frendscho, Ph.D., as Executive Chairperson of Compugen Inc.

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Profile of Mike Dresen and Weiss Associates
March 09, 2012

San Francisco Business Times intern Aaron Tilley profiled Alliance member, Mike Dresen and Weiss Associates.

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Echo Technology Solutions Announces Its Formation and Launch
March 03, 2012

Echo Technology Solutions today announced its formation as a result of a restructuring agreement by the ownership of Iteon Consulting. The creation of Echo Technology Solutions focuses former Iteon personnel and resources on specific information technology consulting and software development initiatives. Alliance member Sejo Jahic, the original founder of Iteon Consulting, will lead Echo Technology Solutions as its Chief Executive Officer.

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SGI Announces New President and CEO Jorge Luis Titinger
February 23, 2012

Alliance member Jorge Luis Titinger was named SGI's president and chief executive officer and a member of the Board of Directors effective on February 27, 2012.

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Jamba Juice buys Talbott Teas
February 21, 2012

Jamba Juice bought Talbott Teas, a Chicago-based business started in 2003 and will add Talbott's selection of 23 blends of teas to its stable of "lifestyle brands." Jamba Juice CEO, James White, and CFO, Karen Luey, are Alliance members.

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The FruitGuys Have a Big Heart
February 14, 2012

Alliance member Chris Mittelstaedt and The FruitGuys were recognized for their community work with San Francisco schools.

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Fast Company Names Liquid Robotics One of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2012
February 14, 2012

Liquid Robotics, an ocean data services provider and developer of the first wave-powered Wave Glider® marine robot, was named by Fast Company as one of the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2012. Alliance member Gary Gysin is the CEO of Liquid Robotics.

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