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:

UNITY Biotechnology Announces Positive Data In Phase 2 BEHOLD Study
August 12, 2022

UNITY Biotechnology, Inc. (“UNITY”) [Nasdaq: UBX], a biotechnology company developing therapeutics to slow, halt, or reverse diseases of aging, today announced 12- and 18-week data from its Phase 2 BEHOLD study of UBX1325, a senolytic Bcl-xL inhibitor, in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME).  Alliance member Anirvan Ghosh is the CEO of UNITY.

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LOKKER Announces Launch of Privacy Edge
July 12, 2022

LOKKER, the Silicon Valley-based privacy software start-up, announced the launch of Privacy Edge™, a breakthrough SaaS solution for public-facing websites. In an industry rapidly evolving to meet the growing demands for a safer Internet, LOKKER offers Privacy Edge™ for companies seeking to better protect their online customers.   Alliance member Ian Cohen is the Founder & CEO of LOKKER.

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Advent One Acquires Layer 8 Networks
June 28, 2022

Melbourne-based consultancy Advent One has acquired networks and IP telephony specialist and CRN Fast50 company Layer 8 Networks for an undisclosed sum.  Alliance member Jon Ossip is the CEO of Advent One.

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Protein Metrics receives Several US Patents
June 21, 2022

Protein Metrics, a leading provider of biopharmaceutical and proteomics analysis software and part of the Dotmatics family of scientific R&D software, announced the granting of three new US patents.  Protein Metrics is led by Alliance members Eric Carlson.

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Legence Introduces New Brand and Announces Two Acquisitions
June 16, 2022

Legence (formerly Therma Holdings, LLC.)  introduced a new brand and announced agreements for two new acquisitions – Provident Energy Consulting and McCracken & Woodman – that further expand the powerhouse of energy efficiency, carbon reduction, and cost-saving services already under one roof.   Alliance member Jeff Sprau is the CEO of Legence.

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Proxime Raises $80 Million in Series C Funding
June 14, 2022

Proximie, the global health technology platform digitally connecting operating rooms (OR) announces it has successfully raised $80 million in a Series C equity financing. The investment follows a year in which Proximie saw a significant increase in its Total Contracted Value, supported over 13,000 surgeries, and expanded their global footprint to 100 countries.  Alliance member Nadine Harchach-Haram is the CEO and Founder of Proximie.

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54gene Signs MOU with Senegal’s National Academy of Sciences and Technology
May 26, 2022

54gene, the health technology company advancing African genomics research for improved global health outcomes, has partnered on a new Senegal research study SEN-GENOME, which will establish a full genomic database of the Senegalese population.  Alliance member Delali Attipoe is the COO of 54gene.

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Oculi Wins Audience Choice Award at the Vision Tank Startup Competition
May 18, 2022

Congratulations to Oculi and Alliance member Charbel Rizk on winning the Audience Choice Award from the Edge AI and Vision Alliance at their 2022 Vision Tank competition.

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StockX Hires Damien Hooper-Campbell as Its First Chief Impact Officer
May 10, 2022

StockX has expanded its executive leadership team, tapping a tech industry veteran, Alliance member Damien Hooper-Campbell, as its first-ever chief impact officer.

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Brightseed’s First AI-Detected ‘Phytonutrient’ Comes to Market Alongside a $68M B Round
May 09, 2022

Brightseed. led by Alliance member Jim Flatt, using an AI-based analysis method will be bringing its first products to market soon with the help of a $68 million B round.

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5 Alliance Member Companies on the List of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area
May 06, 2022

Five companies, led by Alliance Members, were named to the 2022 list of the "Best Places to Work in the Bay Area!"

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Pliant Therapeutics Receives FDA Fast Track Designation for the Treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
May 03, 2022

Pliant Therapeutics (NASDAQ: PLRX) announced that PLN-74809, its oral, dual-selective αvß6/αvß1 integrin inhibitor, has received Fast Track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the potential treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).   Alliance member Bernard Coulie is the President & CEO of Pliant Therpeutics.

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Universal Technical Institute to Acquire Concorde Career Colleges
May 03, 2022

Universal Technical Institute (UTI). a leading provider of transportation and technical training programs, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Concorde Career Colleges, Inc. from Liberty Partners LLC.   UTI is led by Allliance member Jerome Grant.

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Ashvattha Therapeutics Announces $69 Million in Series B Financing
April 27, 2022

 Ashvattha Therapeutics, a clinical stage company developing novel hydroxyl dendrimer therapeutics, announced it has secured $69 million in a Series B financing and in a separate agreement entered an exclusive licensing deal with Huadong Medicine.  Alliance member Jeff Cleland is the Chairman & CEO of Ashvattha Therapeutics.

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Synopsys to Acquire WhiteHat Security from NTT
April 27, 2022

Synopsys announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire WhiteHat Security, a leading provider of application security Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).    White Hat is led by Alliance member Craig Hinkley.

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VHT Renamed To Mindful
April 20, 2022

VHT, providers of premier customer experience solutions for over two decades, has announced that it is renamed to Mindful, taking on its namesake solution for enterprise experiences.  Alliance member Matt DiMaria is the CEO & President of Mindful.

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Wisk Aero Featured on “60 Minutes”
April 17, 2022

Several eVTOL manufacturers, including Wisk Aero and Allliance member Gary Gysin, were featured on "60 Minutes" to discuss the future of mobility with Anderson Cooper.

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Natural Fiber Welding Closes $85 Million Series B
April 12, 2022

Natural Fiber Welding (NFW) announced that they have closed an $85 million funding round to scale production of high-performance, all-natural, circular materials products coming to market with a wide array of global brand partners.  Alliance member Luke Haverhals is the CEO of NFW.

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Global Pharma Organizations Back Turn Biotechnologies
April 11, 2022

Turn Biotechnologies, a cell rejuvenation company developing novel mRNA medicines to cure untreatable, age-related conditions, announced that it closed an oversubscribed fundraising round to support the next stage of its development.  Trun Biotechnologies is led by Alliance member Anja Krammer.

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Bitwise Industries Announces Five-State National Expansion
March 30, 2022

Bitwise Industries announced a massive nationwide expansion, adding locations in five new states: New York, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming. This rapid growth further validates Bitwise Industries' proven model of providing pathways into the technology industry for people coming from stories of poverty and/or exclusion.  Alliance member LaMar Bunts is the CRO for Bitwise.

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