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AZ Tech Beat | October 25, 2014

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Tallwave Capital raises $13.51M to commercialize new ventures

October 21, 2014 |

Tallwave Capital, a commercializer, announced today the closing of a $13.5M Tallwave Commercialization Fund I. This seed fund is focused exclusively on investing in startups in SaaS, mobile, digital media, ad tech and eCommerce.

Investments can range from $125K to $400K … Read More

EdTech Startup Picmonic closes on $1.25M led by Arizona investors

October 21, 2014 |

Who knew goofy cartoon pictures would help students learn science? Apparently investors did, and they doubled down on their bet. Picmonic, a research proven audiovisual mnemonic tool that helps students master science, announced today that it has closed $1.25 million in … Read More

StringCan Interactive acquires Boston’s Baked and Branded

October 20, 2014 |

StringCan Interactive, an online marketing, branding and technology services company, announced today that it has acquired Boston-based Baked & Branded, a technology services firm specializing in bringing startups to market. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

The combined company will … Read More

Phoenix Global Startup Battle begins Nov. 14

October 20, 2014 |

Entrepreneurs: ready your voices, fine-tune your pitches and get set for one of the largest startup competitions in the world. UP Phoenix is bringing the Global Startup Battle to the Valley in a 54-hour rapid-fire event that brings together local … Read More

GTAT cuts hundreds of jobs from Arizona employees

October 19, 2014 |

GTAT announced Thursday afternoon their plan to cut hundreds of jobs due to their Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing on October 6. Reports indicate that a total of 727 jobs will be cut in order to help keep the struggling company … Read More

Gadgets for the Guru: Break your Headache edition

October 17, 2014 |

Headaches are the worst! Reduce the amount of harmful blue-light that you take in by replacing some of your gadgets, like sunglasses and light bulbs, with gadgets that filter out the bad stuff. Here are some tech gadgets to help … Read More