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:

AE Biofuels Announces Acquisition of Industrial Biotechnology Company Zymetis
July 06, 2011

AE Biofuels a global advanced biofuels company, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Zymetis, Inc., a Maryland-based industrial biotechnology company that develops products for the renewable chemicals and advanced fuels industries. Alliance member Eric McAfee is the CEO of AE Biofuels.

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Hanson Bridgett Named Official Law Firm of the 34th America’s Cup
June 09, 2011

Prestigious law firm, Hanson Bridgett LLP, has been named as the Official Law Firm of the 34th America's Cup. Alliance member Andrew Giacomini is the Managing Partner of Hanson Bridgett.

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Nimbic Secures $6.9M Series B Financing
June 02, 2011

Nimbic, a leading provider of SaaS-based, cloud-computing electronic design automation (EDA) solutions, announced that new investor Austral Capital, and existing investors Madrona Venture Group and WRF Capital, have collectively invested $6.9 million in venture funding. Alliance member Raul Camposano is the CEO of Nimbic.

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3 Alliance Members on the List of the Best Places to Work
April 22, 2011

Three companies, led by Alliance Members, were named to the list of the "Best Places to Work in the Bay Area 2011."

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Jamba Juice and Venus Williams Sign Letter of Intent
April 20, 2011

Jamba Juice and Venus Williams signed a Letter of Intent to open Jamba Stores in D.C. market. This joint venture brings healthy lifestyle solution to the DC. Area by one of the world's most highly regarded athletes. Alliance member James White is the CEO of Jamba Juice.

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SciClone Buys U.S.-Backed Chinese Drug Company
April 19, 2011

SciClone Pharmaceuticals Inc. bought NovaMed Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Chinese specialty pharmaceutical company backed by American venture capital firm Atlas Ventures, in a cash and stock deal worth up to nearly $105 million. Alliance member Freidhelm Blobel is the CEO of SciClone.

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Clare Computer Installs New CEO
April 01, 2011

Alliance member Brad Mendonsa was recently named CEO of Clare Computer Solutions.

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5 Alliance Members Among the 2011 OnDemand Top 100 Private Companies
March 16, 2011

Five companies, led by Alliance Members, were named to the list of 2011 OnDemand Top 100 Private Companies. The OD100 comprises the top emerging Internet companies that are are pioneers in cloud computing and SaaS.

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Neal Ringquist Interview on ABC News
March 11, 2011

Alliance member Neal Ringquist was interviewed on ABC News. Neal discussed "Getting Personal Finances Back on Track."

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Alta Raises Funding to Improve the Production Economics of High Efficiency Solar
March 09, 2011

Alta Devices Inc. announced today it has raised funding to focus on improving the production economics of high efficiency solar PV (photovoltaic) applications. Alta is led by Alliance member Chris Norris.

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Sblend Sblendorio Appointed to i-GATE Board of Directors
March 07, 2011

Alliance member Sblend Sblendorio has been appointed to the Board of Directors of i-GATE Development Corporation, designated by the Governor's Office of Economic Development as one of six "innovation hubs" (iHubs) in the State of California.

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Rich Gianello of HFS Consultants Profiled in San Francisco Business Times
February 25, 2011

San Francisco Business Times reporter Bridget Riley profiled Alliance member, Rich Gianello and HFS Consultants.

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Versartis Raises $21M in Second Round
February 16, 2011

Versartis completed a $21 million second round of funding led by New Leaf Venture Partners. Alliance member Jeff Cleland is the CEO of Versartis.

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Give Something Back Plans to Give Even More
February 14, 2011

Alliance member Sean Marx and Give Something Back were profiled in the San Francisco Chronicle to celebrate the company's 20th anniversary.

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HyTrust Named Finalist for “Most Innovative Company” at RSA Conference 2011
February 10, 2011

HyTrust was recognized for Innovation in Security of Cloud Infrastructure by the RSA Conference. The company also announced support for Intel TXT technology and Intel/HyTrust reference architecture as part of "Intel Cloud Builders Guides." Alliance member John De Santis is the CEO of HyTrust.

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USJade Changes Company Name to Jade Global
January 05, 2011

USJade announced a name change to Jade Global to more accurately reflect company's leadership position, expertise, and IT services worldwide. Alliance member Karan Yaramada is the CEO of Jade Global.

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Yola Inks Distribution Deals with HP and AOL
December 22, 2010

Yola inks distribution deals with HP and AOL for its easy-to-build sites. Alliance member Vinny Lingham is the Founder of Yola.

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Sutro Biopharma Raises $36.5 Million
November 17, 2010

In its third round of venture funding, Sutro Biophoarma raised $36.5 million. Sutro is led by Alliance member Bill Newell.

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Yes to Carrots Featured in INC Magazine
November 01, 2010

Yes to Carrots was featured in a recent issue of INC Magazine. Alliance member Joy Chen is the CEO of Yes to Carrots.

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James White of Jamba Juice and Sean Marx of Give Something Back Named Most Admired CEOs in Bay Area
October 18, 2010

Congratulations to James White of Jamba Juice and Sean Marx of Give Something Back who were named by the San Francisco Business Times as 2010 Most Admired CEOs.

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