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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Startup Crowd Mics turns your smartphone into a wireless mic

March 14, 2014 | 1

Brothers Sean and Tim Holladay were sitting in a meeting with about 150 people, and while the presenter was interacting with the crowd “…we just couldn’t hear what the other people were saying,” Tim said. “Sean pulled out his phone … Read More

Gadgets for the Guru- Outdoor Adventure Edition

March 14, 2014 | 1

With Spring just around the corner, its time to grab your outdoor gear and head out for adventure. AZ Tech Beat has a few recommendations for you outdoor lovers.


This Flagstaff, Ariz. startup developed a community-based mobile app and … Read More

High-tech glasses detect cancer cells during surgery

March 13, 2014 | 1

A team of scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (WUSTL) and the University of Arizona in Tucson, led by Samuel Achilefu, have created a pair of high-tech glasses that help surgeons visualize cancer cells during surgeries, … Read More

Girl Scouts innovate with Cookie Finder app

March 13, 2014 |

For years the Girl Scouts’ cookie season has emptied our pockets and filled our stomachs, and now it is easier than ever to locate a Girl Scout cookie booth selling delectable merchandise. Whether it is the notorious Thin Mints or … Read More

Startup Mobile Safe Case signs multi-mill deal with co-founder LifeProof

March 12, 2014 | 11

If you’ve ever want to keep your valuables safe on-the-go, the founders of Mobile Safe Case have you covered. The patent pending technology allows an individual to lock and unlock precious cargo via the Mobile Safe smartphone app and a … Read More announces new Chief Operating Officer

March 12, 2014 | has selected Eric Keosky-Smith as its new Chief Operating Officer. Keosky-Smith comes from Infusionsoft in Chandler where he was the Regional Development Director for the past two years. Previously he served as Senior Marketing Executive for Intel in Europe … Read More

Grayhawk Capital closes $70M Venture Fund II

March 12, 2014 |

Grayhawk, a southwest venture capital firm, announced the closing of its $70M Venture Fund II. Out of that fund, they have made four investments to date, all software related, and two out of four were from Arizona: Contatta $1.4M Series … Read More

Desert Angels invested over $5.5M and majority in AZ cos.

March 12, 2014 |

Desert Angels (DA) announced their final investment numbers for 2013 equaling over $5.5 million placed into 23 different companies-the majority of them in Arizona. Chairman of Desert Angels and board member on the Angel Capital Association Curtis Gunn said this … Read More

Lil hackers: Where AZ kids learn to code

March 11, 2014 | 2

Children are exposed to technology at a younger age, so it makes sense that more kids are interested in computer programing and coding.

“Kids are naturally interested in this area,” said Kelly Smith, founder of the Mesa Code Club.

Teaching … Read More

Edward Snowden calls for more govt. “watch dogs” at SXSW

March 10, 2014 |

Earlier today at SXSW in Austin, Edward Snowden took the stage from an undisclosed location in Russia where he is seeking asylum for his whistle blowing on the NSA. The discussion was moderated by Ben Wizner, Snowden’s lawyer, with guest … Read More