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Curtis Gunn of Desert Angels, First AZ Investor Appointed to Angel Capital Association Board

May 9, 2013 | 1

Curtis Gunn, Chairman of Desert Angels, is the first Arizona investor to be appointed to the Angel Capital Association Board, and will serve for three years. The Angel Capital Association is the leading professional and trade association supporting the success of … Read More

SynCardia’s heart beats for Wall Street, filed for IPO – updated

October 6, 2015 |

Tucson-based SynCardia Systems, a total artificial heart development, manufacturing and commercializing company, filed for IPO under the proposed symbol TAHT (total artificial heart temporary) and looking to raise $34.5 million according to NASDAQ.

The company plans to issue 2.5 million shares … Read More

POTUS Demo Day promotes diversity, AZ companies recognized

August 4, 2015 |

Co-written with Tishin Donkersley

Only 1% of America’s venture capital-backed startups are led by African Americans, and only 3% are led by women. This has to change.

Today, President Obama is hosting the first White House Demo Day, promoting diversity … Read More

Recoleta Digital Media raises Series A-2 funding led by ATI and Desert Angels – updated

May 11, 2015 |

How often do the grocery checkout coupons and weekly circulars end up in the trash? To combat this challenge, one Tucson-based startup is helping grocers target price-conscious shoppers through their mobile devices.

Recoleta Digital Media, a personalized grocery circular system, has … Read More

What you need to know about the Tucson tech community

October 1, 2014 |

Phoenix’s sister city to the south, Tucson, has blossomed into its own thriving technology ecosystem. Tucson is home to the Tucson Tech Corridor (TTC) and also several big technology companies that employ thousands of Tucson residents such as Raytheon and IBM. … Read More

Desert Angels moves up to #5 on HALO Report for most active angel investor groups in US

August 6, 2014 | 1

The Angel Resource Institute, Silicon Valley Bank and CB Insights released the 2014 Q1 HALO Report, a national survey of angel group investment activity, and ranked Tucson-based Desert Angels (DA) again as one of the top 10 most active angel … Read More

Contatta completes $1.5M convertible round to take product to market

June 23, 2014 |

Contatta, the world’s first collaborative email, has completed a $1.5 million convertible round led by Kickstart Seed Fund II and Grayhawk Capital. In addition, all of Contatta’s current board members, including CEO and co-founder Pat Sullivan, and outside investors Desert … Read More

Startup Tucson launches Thryve – a social impact incubator

April 10, 2014 |

Tucson’s premiere entrepreneurship development organization, Startup Tucson, is proud to announce the launch of Thryve, a social impact incubator. The new incubator resides in Startup Tucson’s CoLab workspace offices at Holualoa’s historic Pioneer Building at 17 E. Pennington Street Tucson, … Read More

Halo 2013 report – Desert Angels listed as top 10 most active angel investors in US

March 27, 2014 |

The Angel Resource Institute, Silicon Valley Bank and CB Insights released the 2013 Halo Report, a national survey of angel group investment activity, and ranked Tucson-based Desert Angels (DA) in the top 10 for most active angel groups in the … 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