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:

LexisNexis Owner Leads $38 Million Investment in Quid
October 29, 2018

‎Quid, a startup that helps companies analyze large volumes of text from news, social media and the web, raised $37.5 million in venture funding.  Alliance member Sinohe Terrero is Quid's Chief Financial Officer

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Gainsight Acquires Aptrinsic to Enable Product Growth for Subscription Businesses
October 23, 2018

Gainsight, the Customer Success company, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Aptrinsic, a privately held company based in San Mateo and Tel Aviv, Israel.  Alliance member Allison Pickens is the Chief Operating Officer of Gainsight.

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Unicorn Births Outpace IPOs in Bay Area
October 16, 2018

Unicorn births have outpaced IPOs in the Bay Area in 2018. Congratulations to Alliance members Amir Rubin, who leads One Medical Group, and Mihir Shukla, Edmundo Costa and Peter Meechan who lead Automation Anywhere on becoming unicorns this year.

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Superior Sensor Technology Revolutionizes Pressure Sensor Technology
October 10, 2018

Superior Sensor Technology has launched the company with the introduction of NimbleSense™, a breakthrough, application specific, pressure sensor technology for industrial, medical and automotive applications.  Alliance member Jim Finch is the Co-Founder & CEO of Superior Sensor.

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Cognizant to Acquire Digital Engineering Leader Softvision
October 04, 2018

Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Softvision, a privately-held digital engineering and consulting company focused on agile development of innovative software solutions and platforms. Alliance member Andres Angelani is the CEO of Softvision.

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Cybersecurity Firm Nozomi Networks Raises $30M
September 26, 2018

Nozomi Networks has secured $30 million in Series C funding. It’s the second round of funding this year, following a $15 million round in January, putting the company’s valuation at about $150 million. Nozomi is led by Alliance member Edgard Capdevielle.

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Cytek Biosciences Adds Investors, Completes Series C Financing
September 25, 2018

Cytek Biosciences Inc., the preeminent provider of innovative flow cytometry solutions, announced the completion of a Series C funding round co-led by Northern Lights Ventures, LLC and 3E Bioventures. Alliance member Wenbin Jiang is the CEO of Cytek Biosciences.

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Allison Pickens Named COO of Gainsight
September 24, 2018

Alliance member Allison Pickens was recently named Chief Operating Officer for Gainsight.  Allison was previously the company's Chief Customer Officer.
 

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DriveScale Opens First European Office
August 23, 2018

DriveScale, the leader in delivering Software Composable Infrastructure (SCI) for modern workloads and a 2018 Cool Vendor by Gartner for Cloud Infrastructure, announced it opened its first office in Europe and appointed Henk Jan Spanjaard as vice president and general manager of EMEA to lead growth in the region. Alliance member Gene Banman is the CEO of DriveScale.

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9 Alliance Members Make the INC 5000 Fastest Growing List
August 15, 2018

Nine companies, led by Alliance Members, were named to the 2018 INC 5000 list of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in the U.S.

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BullGuard Wins Stevie Award
August 15, 2018

Consumer cybersecurity company BullGuard announced that BullGuard Premium Protection was named the winner of a Silver Stevie Award in the "Best New Product or Service of the Year - Consumer Services" category in the 15th Annual Stevie International Business Awards. BullGuard is led by Alliance member Paul Lipman.

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The Autodesk Forge Fund Leads Rhumbix’s $8M Funding Round
August 15, 2018

Rhumbix, a powerful mobile platform designed for smarter construction sites, has closed an $8 million round of funding led by Autodesk, Inc.  Alliance member Zach Scheel is the CEO of Rhumbix.

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BioPharmX Announces Patent Award
August 09, 2018

BioPharmX Corporation, a specialty pharmaceutical company developing products for the dermatology market, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted a fifth patent to the company – which means that three of its drug delivery systems now have patent protection.  Alliance member Anja Krammer is the President & Co-Founder of BioPharmX.

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Apexigen Raises $73 Million In Series B And Series C Financings
August 08, 2018

Apexigen, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced the successful completion of its Series B and Series C financings in which it raised a total of $73 million.  Apexigen is led by Alliance member Xiaodong Yang.

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Greg Malin Talks About Boosting Wellness in Real Estate
August 02, 2018

Alliance member Greg Malin, CEO of Troon Pacific, was recently profiled by Shane Downing for a San Francisco Business Times article.

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Acorn Product Development and Elemental8 Announce Merger
August 02, 2018

Acorn Product Development and Elemental8 have merged their companies to provide a highly integrated product development services solution with a global footprint. The merged company will operate under the Acorn Product Development brand, with design centers in Silicon Valley, Atlanta, Boston, and China.  Alliance member Ken Haven will serve as the President of the combined companies.

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Sutro Biopharma Announces $85.4 Million Series E Round
July 26, 2018

Sutro Biopharma, Inc., has secured $85.4 million in Series E financing to advance its wholly-owned pipeline of novel cancer therapeutics.  Alliance member Bill Newell is the CEO of Sutro Biopharma.

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Patelco Credit Union Receives Financial Capability Innovation Award
July 24, 2018

Patelco Credit Union was honored with the 2018 Financial Capability Innovation Award presented by EVERFI, Inc., recognizing Patelco’s significant efforts to improve the financial capability of Americans through its Financialocity member digital learning initiative.  Alliance member Erin Mendez is the President & CEO of Patelco.

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Softvision Acquires Arrow Digital
July 20, 2018

Softvision, a leader in enhancing the digital consumer experience for top brands, announced it has acquired Arrow Digital, a West Palm Beach based digital consulting firm. Softvision is led by Alliance member Andres Angelani.

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NuMedii Announces Strategic Research Collaboration with Two Leading Academic Research Institutions
July 10, 2018

NuMedii announced the formation of a strategic research collaboration with Yale School of Medicine and Brigham and Women’s Hospital with the goal of utilizing single-cell sequencing to identify novel precision therapies and biomarkers in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.  Alliance member Gini Deshpande is the CEO of NuMedii.

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