ACG Silicon Valley Honors Arista Networks, Adesto Technologies at GROW! Awards

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Valley’s best and brightest recognized at 15th annual event

ACG Silicon Valley celebrated the 15th annual GROW! Awards at a sold-out ceremony held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California on April 16, 2019, recognizing Arista Networks, an industry leader in software-driven cloud networking solutions for large datacenter and campus environments, and Adesto Technologies Corporation, a leading provider of innovative application-specific semiconductors and embedded systems for the Internet of Things (IoT) era.

ACG Silicon Valley, which is the Silicon Valley chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, chose the winners in each category to reflect the best qualities of Silicon Valley’s many fine companies. In addition to outstanding financial performance, candidates had to show a sustainable record of innovation, corporate value-building and social involvement. This year, Arista Networks received the GROW! Award for Outstanding Growth Company, and Adesto Technologies won the GROW! Award for Emerging Growth Company.

ACG SIlicon Valley CEO Drue Freeman served as the master of ceremonies. John Hennessy, chairman of Alphabet and co-founder of the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program at Stanford University, was interviewed by J. Jennings Moss, editor-in-chief and general manager at the Silicon Valley Business Journal, during the keynote fireside chat.

This year’s awards ceremony celebrated leadership and the role Silicon Valley plays as an international hub of innovation and entrepreneurship. It featured a roundtable with four young entrepreneurs and student leaders from the Harker School, moderated by ALOM CEO Hannah Kain. Two brand-new product designs were introduced during the Coolest Products Raffle, with proceeds benefiting the Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley (IHCSCV). The IHCSCV provides medical and wellness services to American Indians/Alaska Natives and people from the community.

“Delegations come from all over the world to learn what makes Silicon Valley so special,” said Freeman. “A big part of the mystique comes from the people - the leaders. At the GROW! Awards, we celebrated several generations of amazing leaders, demonstrating why Silicon Valley remains an international hub for technology, innovation, design, higher education, startups and venture capital. ACG Silicon Valley is uniquely positioned to bring all of these stakeholders together, creating community, connection and thought leadership for CEOs and other senior executives, enabling both personal and organizational growth.”

The 15th annual GROW! Awards Platinum Sponsors included: ALOM; Arnold & Porter; Dell Technologies; Deloitte; and SingerLewak.

Gold Sponsors included: Altran; Baker McKenzie; BDO; CFGI; Cloudera; Insperity; KPMG; Lumina Communications; RockIt Events; RSM; Santa Clara University, School of Engineering; Silicon Valley Business Journal; and VMware.

Silver Sponsors included: Bavarian U.S. Offices for Economic Development; Blue Dots Partners LLC; BNY Mellon Wealth Management; Cheadle Law, P.C.; Deutsche Bank; Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley; Jefferies; J.P. Morgan; Lunder Real Estate Services; Merrill Corporation; Physicians Medical Group of San Jose; Physicians Medical Urgent Care; QuickLogic; Rueter Partner; Shev Rush Public Relations; University of California, Santa Cruz; and Whipsaw.

Bronze Sponsors included: Cadence; California Partners, Inc.; Ericsson; linearOMEGA; and Rimon, P.C.

The GROW! Awards is produced by RockIt Events, a boutique event management agency, with AV services provided by VCS, Inc.

About ACG

The Association for Corporate Growth ( is a global learning and networking organization specifically for executives driving their company's growth strategy. Active global membership exceeds 14,500 executives from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 59 chapters in North America, Europe and Asia.

About ACG Silicon Valley

ACG Silicon Valley ( is a unique community with a purpose; where CEOs and senior executive leaders connect to conduct business, build new careers, and link together to lead the future of Silicon Valley. The 35-year-old chapter strives to provide an environment where members, over 80 percent of whom are CEOs, gain access to key insight, knowledge, and connections.

ACGSV is a forum beyond networking and has earned its credible reputation by consistently providing one of the strongest possible thought leadership platforms available to corporate leaders and executive teams.

About the GROW! Awards

Every year, ACG Silicon Valley and other chapters of the Association for Corporate Growth recognize the Outstanding Growth Company and Top Emerging Growth Company in their geographical area.

About Arista Networks

Arista Networks pioneered software-driven, cognitive cloud networking for large-scale datacenter and campus environments. Arista’s award-winning platforms redefine and deliver availability, agility, automation, analytics, and security. Arista has shipped more than twenty million cloud networking ports worldwide with CloudVision and EOS, an advanced network operating system. Committed to open standards across private, public and hybrid cloud solutions, Arista products are supported worldwide directly and through partners.

ARISTA, EOS, CloudVision, Cognitive WiFi and AlgoMatch are among the registered and unregistered trademarks of Arista Networks, Inc. in jurisdictions around the world. Other company names or product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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About Adesto Technologies Corporation

Adesto Technologies Corporation is a leading provider of innovative application-specific semiconductors and embedded systems for the IoT era. The company’s technology is used by more than 2,000 customers worldwide who are creating differentiated solutions across industrial, consumer, medical and communications markets. With its growing portfolio of high-value technologies, Adesto is helping its customers usher in the era of the Internet of Things. See:

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For ACG Silicon Valley
Carol Rellamas, Director of Operations

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