We’re re-launching AZ Techbeat and we need your news!

After a 4-year hiatus, we’re bringing back a slimmer, faster, no-nonsense AZ Techbeat that focuses on the tech news you care about in easily digestible short articles. Send us your tech news using the quick submission form. We plan to re-launch on February 1st, 2021.

CampusLogic Raises $120 Million

Phoenix, AZ-based ed-tech company, CampusLogic (founded by Gregg Scorsby), received a $120 million minority investment from Dragoneer Investment Group. The company will use the funding to invest in new product development and make strategic acquisitions that will increase the scope of its student financial success platform. The company currently serves more than 750 schools with … Read more

Silicon Valley Comes to Phoenix: A Tribute to Arizona’s Tech Growth

Silicon Valley is making its way to Phoenix next week, as more than three dozen leading technology executives are scheduled to present at the Girls in Tech Catalyst Conference. “This will be the second consecutive year the April 17-19 conference will be hosted at Hotel Palomar due to its massive success last year and Phoenix’s … Read more

It's down to the top 16 finalists in Venture Madness

Breaking it down again from 32 to 16 startups. Venture Madness announced the top 16 finalists who will pitch in the live competition for a chance to take home a part of the $100,000 prize. “With the live event just weeks away, the final 16 are working hard to prepare for the head-to-head competition,” Karen Katzorke, executive … Read more

Noise canceling, music pumping earphones that shape to your ears – CES 2016

Co-written with Tishin Donkersley Over-the-ear. On-the-ear. In-the-ear. Which music listening method is ideal for your ears? At CES 2016 we saw some awesome wireless, noise-cancelling, and high-res audio earphones that delivered optimal sound quality at affordable prices. HUSH ear buds HUSH ear buds were developed by a 23-year-old college student out of the need to get some … Read more

Blown away by XFire Audio's new speakers

With product names like the Decimator and Devastator, XFire Audio, a Gilbert-based high-end car audio company, guarantees you’ll be blown away by their new line of speakers they released at CES 2016. We caught up with co-founder Jacco Kaper who showed us the new and improved XFR-D subwoofers, 3-way speaker line and the new upgraded XFR2000.4 amplifier. [youtube]https://youtu.be/oTUvF–hTWQ[/youtube] … Read more

Pure Flix, the Netflix of faith-based entertainment, partners with Universal Pictures

With Netflix reporting close to 45 million US subscribers, 450 hours of original programming, with plans to launch over 600 hours of new content in 2016 in the 2015 shareholders report, tech companies are finding new ways to draw viewers to their platform. Scottsdale-based Pure Flix, an on-demand, faith-based entertainment and distribution company, is using their online niche … Read more

AZTB presents: Arizona Indie Video Game Movement documentary

Camera work and editing by Xavier Smith AZTB presents an original documentary “Arizona’s Indie Game Movement” that delves into Arizona’s history of the indie video game population and the explosive growth of independent developers and studios as well as what city officials and educational institutions are doing to grow and support the talent, and what leadership needs to do to keep talent in … Read more

AZ Tech Beat is Downsizing

I started AZ Tech Beat four years ago with the goal of exposing the tech activity and growth that was occurring in Arizona. Since then, the team at AZ Tech Beat has written over 1,600 articles about tech startups, funding announcements, event coverage, significant milestones, co-working openings, expansions, and more. Our coverage has gained recognition … Read more