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:

3 Alliance Members on the List of the Bay Area’s Healthiest Employers
September 05, 2014

Three companies, led by Alliance Members, are included among the Bay Area Healthiest Employers for 2014.

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Corefact Crunches the Numbers
September 05, 2014

San Francisco Business Times reporter Richard Procter profiled Alliance member, Christopher Burnley and Corefact.
 

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Vine Connections Nominated for 2014 Wine Star Award
August 29, 2014

Congratulations to Alliance member Ed Lehrman and Vine Connections on their 2014 Wine Star Award nomination in the "Importers of the Year" category.

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14 Alliance Members Make the INC 5000 Fastest Growing List
August 22, 2014

Fourteen companies, led by Alliance Members, were named to the 2014 INC 5000 list of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America.

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Taxi Magic Rebrands as Curb, Appoints Pat Lashinsky as New CEO
August 06, 2014

Leading mobile transportation technology company unveils its new name, and its app for providing easy, reliable and safe rides; and appoints Alliance member Patrick Lashinsky as CEO.

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How The FruitGuys Made it Through a Dot-com Bust
August 05, 2014

The FruitGuys launched during the dot-com boom, delivering fresh fruit to Napster, eBay and other San Francisco Bay startups. When the bubble burst, the founder, Alliance member Chris Mittelstaedt, went from big-shot CEO to in-debt delivery guy. With tech bubble talk back again, his recovery is a lesson in being humble, hopeful, and willing to go back to the start.

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Chris Mittelstaedt is a Finalist for Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Entrepreneur of the Year”
August 01, 2014

Alliance member Chris Mittelstaedt of The Fruit Guys is a finalist for Entrepreneur Magazine's "Entrepreneur of the Year" award. All Alliance members are encouraged to vote for Chris at: http://www.entrepreneur.com/e2014.

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First Data Announces Agreement to Acquire Gyft
July 30, 2014

First Data announced it has agreed to acquire Gyft, the leading digital platform that enables consumers to buy, send, manage and redeem gift cards using mobile devices. Alliance member Vinny Lingham is the Co-founder and CEO of Gyft.

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Nuevora Named Among the Hottest Big Data Startups of 2014
July 28, 2014

Congratulations to Alliance member Phani Nagarjuna and his team at Nuevora for ranking second on the Big Data 50 report of the hottest big data startups in 2014.

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Ekso Bionics Named ‘Leading Robotics Company’ by Healthcare Robotics
July 24, 2014

Ekso Bionics, a robotic exoskeleton company, announced that it was featured in Robotics Business Review Industry Special Report 'Healthcare Robotics: 2014' that describes medical robotic exoskeletons as "probably the most exciting segment of the entire medical robotics market right now." Ekso is led by Alliance member Nathan Harding.

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RTI Named Most Influential Industrial Internet of Things Company
July 17, 2014

Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the Industrial Internet of Things communications platform company, announced that they were named "The Most Influential Industrial Internet of Things Company" in an independent market study conducted by Appinions and published in Forbes. Alliance member Stan Schneider is the CEO of RTI.

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5th Planet Games Says Yes to More Money
July 16, 2014

5th Planet Games reported that it has raised its first round of outside funding in five years of existence, $3 million in growth capital from DCA Capital Partners and Moneta Ventures. Alliance member Rob Winkler is the CEO of 5th Planet Games.

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Amy Hoopes Among Direct Marketing News’ 2014 “40 Under 40” Award Winners
July 14, 2014

Congratulations to Amy Hoopes, CMO & EVP of Global Sales for Wente Vineyards, who is among Direct Marketing News' 2014 "40 Under 40" Award winners.

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Profile of Neil Shroff & Medtech Startup Isentio
June 13, 2014

Silicon Valley Business Journal reporter Cromwell Schubarth profiled Alliance member, Neil Shroff and medtech startup, Isentio.

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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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