Successes


Verinata Health
Non-invasive prenatal screening & diagnostic tests
Acquired by Illumina in 2013

BÂRRX Medical
Catheters to treat Barrett's esophagus
Acquired by Covidien in 2012

Cameron Health
Minimally invasive implantable leadless defibrillator
Acquired by Boston Scientific in 2012

Crux Biomedical
Inferior vena cava filter
Acquired by Volcano Corp. in 2012

ForteBio
Integrated fluidic circuits.
IPO 2011 (NASDAQ:FLDM)

Ellie Mae
Software and transaction platform for mortgage brokers
IPO 2011 (NYSE: ELLI)

ForteBio
Analytical systems for characterization of biomolecular interactions
Acquired by Pall Corp in 2011

CV Therapeutics
Pharmaceuticals for cardiovascular diseases
Acquired by Gilead in 2009

MontaVista Software
Support for embedded Linux
Acquired by Cavium Networks in 2009

Pharsight
Software to evaluate clinical trials
Acquired by Tripos in 2008

Castelle
Fax/printer servers for LANs
Acquired by Captaris in 2007

Polimetrix
Web based polling services
Acquired by YouGov in 2007

Adiana
Device for sterilization in women
Acquired by Cytyc in 2007

Avidia
Protein therapeutics based on a novel platform
Acquired by AmGen in 2006

UpShot
Web based sales automation system
Acquired by Oracle in 2006

Rainfinity
Network attached storage data management system
Acquired by EMC in 2005

Verity
Full text retrieval software for the Internet
Acquired by Autonomy in 2005

Wireless Security Corp.
Wireless security and access control
Acquired by McAfee in 2005

Adeza
Diagnostics for the obstetrics and gynecology
IPO 2004, later acquired by Cytec

Integrated Biosystems
Cold storage system used in protein transportation
Acquired by Stedim SA in 2004

Latitude
Multipoint bridge for audioconferencing
Acquired by Cisco in 2003

Pictos
Web based photography community
Acquired by Conexant in 2003

Conductus
Filters for wireless network communication
Acquired by Superconductor Technologies Inc. in 2002

Fusion Medical
Devices for controlling bleeding
Acquired by Baxter in 2002

Camitro
Lead identification product for pharma. companies
Acquired by Arqule in 2001

Ortel
Semiconductor lasers and LEDs
Acquired by Lucent Technologies in 2000

Sapient Health Network
Data provider of medical information to consumers
Acquired by WebMD/Healtheon in 1999

InPart
Internet library of 3D models used in M-CAD
Acquired by PTC in 1998

AccelGraphics
High performance 3D video cards for computers
IPO 1997

Octel
Voice Processing System
Acquired by Lucent Technologies in 1997

Remedy
Client-server software for internal help desks
IPO on NASDAQ in 1995

Sunward Technologies
Magnetic heads for disk drives
Acquired by Read-Write in 1994

BioSurface Technologies
Growing human skin
IPO in 1993, acquired by Genzyme in 1995

Rasna
Finite element analysis software
Acquired by Parametric in 1995

Abaxis
Blood chemistry instrument
IPO 1992

Sierra Semiconductor
Analog semiconductor components
IPO 1991

Applied MicroCircuits
Bipolar programmable arrays

Auspex
Computer file system

IDEC Pharmaceuticals
Anti-idiotype antibodies

Nuance
Speech recognition software

Orquest
Regeneration of bone and cartilage

Pharmacyclics
MRI agents/photodynamic therapy agents

Portola
Software for high performance e-mail servers

Red Brick
High performance data warehouse software

Ross Stores
Off price brand merchandising

“Verinata Health was driven by a sole, extraordinary purpose – maternal and fetal health. We were fortunate to have the active support and participation of Mike Hunkapiller in making this extraordinary quest a reality for women all over the world. We appreciate Mike’s interactions with our team, collaborators, physicians, and business leaders in providing vision and support. Mike and the entire Alloy team have consistently demonstrated that they have the experience and deep understanding of what it takes to bring innovative, high quality products that will transform health care to market.

– Caren Mason, CEO, Verinata Health