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:

Doug Leeds Honored with Tech & Innovation Award
May 16, 2013

Congratulations to Alliance member Doug Leeds and Ask.com on being named a Tech & Innovation Award winner.

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Menko Deroos on The CEO Show
May 07, 2013

Alliance member Menko Deroos, CEO of Xicato, was the Silicon Valley Leadership Group's guest on The CEO Show.

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4 Alliance Members on the List of the Best Places to Work
April 03, 2013

Four companies, led by Alliance Members, were named to the list of the "Best Places to Work in the Bay Area 2013."

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Entrepreneur of the Year Awarded to Rajesh Subramaniam
March 22, 2013

Congratulations to Alliance member Rajesh Subramaniam upon receiving the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Indo-American Federation of Fremont. The award was presented at the Federation's annual Unity Dinner on March 22, 2013 by Congressman Mike Honda.

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Sblend Sblendorio and Team Receive “New Retail” Award
March 21, 2013

Congratulations to Alliance member Sblend Sblendorio and his Hoge Fenton team for receiving the 2012 "New Retail" award at the San Francisco Business Times "Real Estate Deals of the Year Awards" for their work on the Paragon Outlets Livermore Valley project.

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Rodan + Fields Requires New Office Space to Handle Growth
March 01, 2013

Rodan + Fields, the dermatologist-created skincare products company, has grabbed 62,500 square feet at 60 Spear Street in San Francisco, to more than double its current footprint at 111 Maiden Lane. Alliance member Lori Bush is the President of Rodan + Fields.

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Profile of Tyson Lawrence and PacWest Distributing
February 22, 2013

San Francisco Business Times reporter Jeff Hughes profiled Alliance member, Tyson Lawrence and PacWest Distributing Inc.

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Skyera Closes Over $51 Million Series B Financing
February 21, 2013

Skyera announced that it has closed over $51 million in Series B financing to accelerate its next-generation enterprise solid-state storage solution. Dell Ventures leads the syndicate of investors to promote an award-winning enterprise solid-state storage systems provider. Alliance member Rado Danilak is the CEO of Skyera.

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First Solar Acquires Chilean Project Developer Solar Chile
January 09, 2013

First Solar and Fundación Chile announced that First Solar has acquired Solar Chile, a Santiago-based solar development company in which Fundación Chile was an early investor. This culminates a strategic working alliance the two companies formed in Oct. 2011. Alliance member Raffi Garabedian is the Chief Technology Officer for First Solar.

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Sutro Biopharma to Collaborate with Sanofi Pasteur
January 03, 2013

Kimpton Group, led by Alliance member Michael Depatie, is overhauling the restaurants at its three leading San Francisco hotels, joining the trend toward more aggressively managed hotel eateries.

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Ctuit Serves Restaurants Efficiency Tools
November 16, 2012

The restaurant software company, Ctuit, was profiled in the San Francisco Business Times. Alliance member Rob D'Ambrosia is the CEO of Ctuit.

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4 Alliance Members on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 List
November 14, 2012

Four companies led by Alliance Members were named to the 2012 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 List.

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Ask.com Strategy Shift Starts to Pay Off
October 26, 2012

San Francisco Business Times reporter Patrick Hoge profiled the strategic changes at Ask.com which is led by Alliance member Doug Leeds.

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12 Alliance Members on the List of the Bay Area’s Fastest Growing Private Companies
October 24, 2012

Twelve 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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Joy Chen of Yes To Inc. Among Most Admired CEOs in Bay Area
October 15, 2012

Congratulations to Joy Chen of Yes To Inc. who was named by the San Francisco Business Times as a 2012 Most Admired CEO.

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SciClone Pharmaceuticals on FORTUNE’s List of the 100 Fastest Growing Companies
September 24, 2012

FORTUNE magazine's Annual list of the 100 Fastest-Growing Companies includes SciClone Pharmaceuticals. Alliance member Friedhelm Blobel is the President & CEO of the company.

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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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