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:

Xantrion Named to the 100 Largest Bay Area Women-Owned Businesses List
September 14, 2021

Congratulations to Alliance member Anne Bisagno and Xantrion on being recognized as one of the San Francisco Business Times "Largest Women-Owned Businesses" for the fourteenth consecutive year.  

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Copado DevOps Raises $140M in Series C Financing
September 13, 2021

Copado, a leading DevOps platform powering some of the world's largest digital transformations, announced it has raised $140 million in Series C financing, bringing the total funds invested in the company to $257 million.  Alliance member Ted Elliott is the CEO of Copado. 

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Proximie Partners with Teladoc Health to Connect Operating Rooms Globally
September 09, 2021

Proximie, a health technology platform focused on digitizing operating and diagnostic rooms, announced an integration with Teladoc Health's Solo platform for hospitals and health systems.  Proximie is led by Alliance member Nadine Hachach-Haram.

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One Medical Completes Acquisition of Iora Health
September 01, 2021

One Medical, a leading human-centered and technology-powered national primary care organization, announced it has completed the acquisition of Iora Health.  Alliance member Amir Dan Rubin is the Chair & CEO of One Medical. 

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Natera Announces the Validation and Launch of the Prospera Heart Transplant Assessment Test
August 31, 2021

Natera, a leader in transforming care through genetic and cell-free DNA (cfDNA) testing, announced the validation and clinical availability of its Prospera Heart transplant assessment test for heart transplant recipients.  Alliance member Bernie Tobin, is the General Manager of Natera's organ health division.

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Xicato Wins Two Coveted Sapphire Awards
August 25, 2021

Xicato, the leading provider of smart building wireless controls and highest quality spot and linear lighting, is proud to announce that two of Xicato's lighting and controls solutions have won the highly coveted Sapphire Awards by LEDs Magazine. The Sapphire Awards is an esteemed awards program in the LED and solid-state lighting (SSL) sectors honoring innovation in enabling technologies and elegance-of-design in finished lighting products.  Alliance member Amir Zoufonoun is the CEO of Xicato.

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Cork Supply USA Named to the List of the “Best Places to Work in the North Bay”
August 23, 2021

Congratulations to Cork Supply USA, led by Alliance member Peter Hladun, on being named to the North Bay Business Journal's list of the "Best Places to Work in the North Bay!"

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Apeel Bites into Another $250M Funding Round
August 18, 2021

Apeel Sciences, a food system innovation company, added $250 million in Series E funding, giving it a valuation of $2 billion, to speed up the availability of its longer-lasting produce in the U.S. (where approximately 40% of food is wasted), the U.K. and Europe.  Alliance member Brian Sohmers is the VP of Product for Apeel.

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Sutro Biopharma Ovarian Cancer Drug Gets FDA’s Fast Track Tag
August 18, 2021

Sutro Biopharma announced that the FDA has granted Fast Track designation to its drug STRO-002, a folate receptor (“FR”) alpha-targeting antibody-drug conjugate (“ADC”), to treat advanced ovarian cancer in patients who have received one to three prior lines of systemic therapy. Sutro Biopharma is led by Alliance member Bill Newell.

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8 Alliance Members Make the INC 5000 Fastest Growing List
August 17, 2021

Eight companies, led by Alliance Members, were named to the 2021 INC 5000 list of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in the U.S.

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Rubrik Announces Strategic Agreement with Microsoft
August 17, 2021

Rubrik announced a strategic agreement with Microsoft to mitigate ransomware threats and tightly integrate cloud services.  Alliance member Anneka Gupta is the Chief Product Officer for Rubrik.

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World’s First Surgery Using Virtual Incision’s MIRA Miniature Robotic System
August 16, 2021

Virtual Incision Corporation, a medical device company pioneering first-of-its-kind miniaturized robots for laparoscopic surgery, announced that the world’s first surgery using the MIRA™ (“miniaturized in vivo robotic assistant”) Surgical Platform has been successfully performed by Michael A. Jobst, M.D., at Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Virtual Incision is led by Alliance member John Murphy.

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Luke Haverhals Named to “Researcher to Know in 2021” List
August 16, 2021

Congratulations to Alliance member, Dr. Luke Haverhals, who has been named to the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition's "Researcher to Know in 2021" list.  

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Eyevensys Raises $12M in a Series B Plus Funding Round
August 04, 2021

Eyevensys, a privately held, clinical-stage biotechnology company developing non-viral gene therapies for ophthalmic diseases, announced it has raised $12M in a Series B Plus funding round.   Eyevensys is led by Alliance member Patricia Zilliox.

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Industrial cybersecurity firm Nozomi Networks raises $100M
August 02, 2021

Industrial cybersecurity firm Nozomi Networks announced it has raised $100 million in new funding to help accelerate the company’s growth.  Alliance member Edgard Capdevielle is the CEO of Nozomi.

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Caribou Biosciences Announces Pricing of Upsized Initial Public Offering
July 22, 2021

Caribou Biosciences, Inc., a leading clinical-stage CRISPR genome-editing biopharmaceutical company, announced today the pricing of its upsized initial public offering of 19,000,000 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $16.00 per share.  Alliance member Rachel Haurwitz is the CEO of Caribou.  

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Novome Announces Phase 1 Trial of GEMM Cell Therapy
July 03, 2021

Novome Biotechnologies has announced the beginning of its phase 1 trial evaluating NOV-001, a once-daily Genetically Engineered Microbial Medicine for the treatment of enteric hyperoxaluria.  Alliance member Blake Wise is the CEO of Novome.

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Cytek Biosciences Files Plans for an IPO
July 02, 2021

Cytek BioSciences, which provides cell analysis instruments for life science applications, filed on with the SEC to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering.  Cytek is led by Alliance member Wenbin Jiang..

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Caribou Biosciences Files for IPO
July 01, 2021

Caribou Biosciences plans to fund ongoing drug studies with proceeds from an initial public offering.  Alliance member Rachel Haurwitz is the CEO of Caribou.

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Copado Announces Agreement to Acquire Leading AI Testing Company
June 29, 2021

Copado, a leading DevOps platform powering the world's largest digital transformations, announced a definitive agreement to acquire Qentinel.   Alliance member Ted Elliott is the CEO of Copado.

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