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:

5 Alliance Members on the List of the Best Places to Work
April 17, 2014

Five companies, led by Alliance Members, were named to the list of the "Best Places to Work in the Bay Area 2014."

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Profile of Ben Davis and Phizzle
April 11, 2014

San Francisco Business Times reporter Sachiko Yoshitsugu profiled Alliance member, Ben Davis and Phizzle.

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Patxi’s Raises Dough to Add 60 Pizzerias
April 08, 2014

Patxi's Pizza is about to embark on major West Coast expansion plans, including the rollout of almost 60 new outlets in the next five years. Alliance member Bill Freeman is the CEO of Patxi's.

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Versartis Boosts IPO Plan by Half
March 19, 2014

Versartis, led by Alliance member Jeff Cleland, announced that it has boosted its IPO plan by half, and may raise up to $144.9 million.

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LawRoom Training Program Wins Gold NASPA Excellence Award
March 17, 2014

Think About It, CampusClarity's online substance abuse and sexual violence training program for colleges and universities, won the 2014 Gold NASPA Excellence Award for Violence Education and Prevention. CampusClarity is a service of LawRoom, which is led by Alliance member Ralph Yanello.

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2 Alliance Members Named to the “Build 100 List ”
March 01, 2014

Two companies, led by Alliance Members, were named to INC magazine's inaugural "Build 100" list.

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Claudia Wentworth Named One of the Top Ten Women of Solar Energy
February 24, 2014

Quick Mount PV CEO and Alliance member, Claudia Wentworth, has been included in theenergycollective.com's list of the Top Ten Women of Solar Energy.

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Ekso Bionics Featured in People Magazine
January 13, 2014

Ekso Bionics is helping paralyzed people, like Army veteran Gary Linfoot, walk again. Ekso is led by Alliance member Nathan Harding.

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Second Genome Featured in 2014 Biotech Forecast
January 03, 2014

The San Francisco Business Times recently included Alliance member Peter DiLaura and Second Genome in its 2014 economic forecast.

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Paul Lipman Interview on MSNBC
December 22, 2013

Alliance member Paul Lipman was interviewed on MSNBC regarding the recent credit/debit card breach at Target.

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Sutro Biopharma Closes $26 Million Financing
December 11, 2013

Sutro Biopharma announced that the company has secured $26 million in a Series D financing. The additional financing will fund the expansion of Sutro's proprietary immuno-oncology product pipeline. Alliance member Bill Newell is the CEO of Sutro.

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Joy Chen Relaunched Yes To, Helping it Become the No. 2 Natural Skin Care Brand in the US
November 01, 2013

Alliance member Joy Chen and Yes To were profiled in Smart Business.

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embedUR Among the Top 25 Engineering Services Firms Run by Indians in the US
November 01, 2013

embeUR, led by Alliance member Rajesh Subramaniam, was selected by Silicon India as one of the top 25 engineering services companies run by Indians in the U.S.

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13 Alliance Members on the List of the Bay Area’s Fastest Growing
October 18, 2013

Thirteen companies led by Alliance Members, and the Alliance of Chief Executives, were named to the list of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.

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William Freeman of Patxi’s Pizza Among Most Admired CEOs in Bay Area
October 10, 2013

Congratulations to William Freeman of Patxi's Pizza who was named by the San Francisco Business Times as a 2013 Most Admired CEO.

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Jorge Titinger Returned Silicon Graphics International to Profitability
September 30, 2013

Alliance member Jorge Titinger and Silicon Graphics International were profiled in Smart Business.

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LawRoom Takes Home Gold and Silver at the Annual Stevie Awards
September 16, 2013

LawRoom, led by Alliance member Ralph Yanello, was honored with two Stevie Awards for Best Training Site at the 11th Annual American Business Awards.

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Accelrys Acquires ChemSW
September 03, 2013

Accelrys, a leading provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software, announced that it has acquired ChemSW, an Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) compliance solutions provider. ChemSW President, Brian Stafford, and VP, Business Development & Finance, Pat Spink, are Alliance members.

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How Doug Leeds is Working to Create a Better User Experience at Ask.com
August 28, 2013

Alliance member Doug Leeds and Ask.com were profiled in Smart Business.

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Grockit Sells Social Learning Platform To Kaplan, Goes All-In On Learnist
July 31, 2013

Kaplan, the industry leader in test prep worldwide, has acquired the test prep assets and social learning platform of Grockit. With this acquisition, Alliance member Roy Gilbert, moves to spin off, Learnist to direct full attention to Learnist, a web and mobile social learning app focused on broader social learning.

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