I buy, Minibar flies – On-demand alcohol delivery service expands to Valley

After a crazy day at work, running the kids around to sport practice, helping them with homework, walking the dogs, and getting around to cooking dinner, it sure is nice to go to the refrigerator and grab a bottle of…OMG I’m out of wine! No worries, just grab your smartphone and click on Minibar, the … Read more

Concierge service for seniors Envoy expands to Phoenix, raises $3M

From running errands to picking up groceries, simple tasks can become increasingly difficult for seniors. Envoy, the senior care concierge platform designed to aid in everyday duties, expanded to Phoenix. “Envoy is a family concierge service designed for seniors and their loved ones,” Envoy CEO Justin Lin said. Based on the customer’s needs, the platform … Read more

Wearable health tech startup teleScrypts expanding pilot to Africa

A Phoenix-based med tech startup is working to provide healthcare access for low resource communities, starting with a pilot community in Tanzania. TeleScrypts is piloting with 5,000 of the last hunter gatherers called the Hadza population in Tanzania. This is the first mobile health platform they have used according to founder Omron Blauo. “At teleScrypts our … Read more

Incubator for Veterans expanding to Phoenix

Bunker Labs, an incubator that helps entrepreneurial Veterans, is expanding their efforts to Phoenix. The nonprofit currently has locations in Philadelphia, Austin, and Kansas City among others. “There were a handful of us who were involved in Veterans entrepreneurship and we would be invited out to all of these conferences and conventions,” Bunker Labs executive … Read more

Galvanize expands to Phoenix Warehouse District

An urban campus where students and entrepreneurs can build their skill set in data science is expanding to Phoenix. Mayor Stanton announced today that Galvanize, the Denver-based education company, will open their 9th campus right in the heart of the Downtown Warehouse District. Co-founder Jim Deters also announced that insurance company Allstate will be working … Read more

Seed Spot NEXT program expands nationally

At 17 years-old most kids are keeping up on TV shows, taking part in school clubs, or participating in after school sports, not starting a company. For those teens that have that entrepreneurial spirit, Seed Spot, the socially-conscious incubator, offers the NEXT program. The program is designed to give high school students the resources, skills, … Read more

Seed Spot expanding social impact platform to US

Seed Spot, a social impact incubator, has announced plans to expand their entrepreneurship program nationally, even internationally, in the years ahead. Cities such as San Diego, Boise, and even Warsaw have expressed interest in bringing the Seed Spot model to their city and building out a socially conscious startup ecosystem. Courtney Klein, co-founder Seed Spot, … Read more

TASER partners with Microsoft, expands AXON platform for interrogation rooms

Video evidence collected by police officers using the TASER AXON system is shifting to a new cloud home in the near future. TASER and Microsoft announced a partnership where their combined capabilities of Microsoft’s Azure and Windows 10 devices and TASER’s Axon platform and Evidence.com solution will provide security-enhanced digital evidence management for law enforcement agencies. … Read more

Farm-to-table meal service raises $4.5M, expands to AZ

Meal delivery service Sun Basket combines two markets — the demand for fresh, non-GMO groceries and the delivery system to provide these items to a customer’s door. The startup raised $4.5 million last month from 25 investors in its first round of funding. The operation began in January 2015 and has been growing 17% a … Read more

Smart doorbell Ring, expands to Scottsdale, brings 200 jobs – interview with CEO Jamie Siminoff

Before you open the front door, whip out your smartphone and check to see who is on the other side. Santa Monica-based Ring, the smart doorbell, is bringing their operations to Scottsdale and filling about a 9,000-square-foot space with 200 jobs. Since the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show where we first saw the product as DoorBot … Read more

Picmonic closes $2.3M round to expand student reach– interview with co-founders Adeel Yang & Ron Robertson

Instead of using Rote memorization methods to pound medical terms such as macrolides and bacteriostatic into ones’ head for finals, students are turning to Picmonic, a visual learning platform, where definitions, diseases and diagnoses are transformed into colorful, goofy and unforgettable pictures to create a personalized learning experience. Since they launched in 2011, the company has … Read more

Idaho-based Docutech expands to Scottsdale, brings jobs

From snow to sun, Idaho-based Docutech, the provider of document generations and delivery technology, plans to open a Scottsdale office to serve their growing client base and bring jobs to the Valley. Scott Klein, Regional Fulfillment Manager for Docutech’s Scottsdale, Ariz. and Idaho Falls, Idaho centers told AZ Tech Beat the attraction to Scottsdale was the talent … Read more

Deeskus, African, Caribbean & Latin grocery delivery service, expands to Phoenix

If you want to make rolled fufu, yam porridge or Carribean chicken wings you don’t have to travel all around the state to pick up various cultural food items. Virginia-based Deeskus, a grocery delivery service for African, Caribbean & Latin American foods has expanded to Phoenix. COO Deeskus Mabel Imala said they started the company because … Read more

FreshLime for home services professionals expands to Phoenix –interview with CEO Jay Bean

When it comes to choosing marketing platforms to grow ones’ home service business, those that aren’t tech savvy may struggle and rely on businesses such as Angie’s List, Amazon or Home Advisor to do their marketing for them. As a result, the owner may lose out on building a customer base. [youtube]https://youtu.be/k65HaoiR650[/youtube]   Utah-based FreshLime, … Read more

Amplify your social media with Ampsy, expands to Scottsdale

Tennis player Maria Sharapova recently opened her Sugarpova candy stores in the US. To build up the buzz, the company launched the #ISpySugarpova pop up campaign at Wimbledon during her time on the court. The campaign generated several thousand sweet tooth images and content from fans and was captured with help of the comprehensive social media … Read more

Detroit-based Golfler expanding to Arizona

Golfler, an all-in-one mobile app for golfers, is expanding to Arizona, specifically in Scottsdale and Phoenix. The free app offers a luxury experience for golfers by combining technology and on-course services. Golfler gives golfers one place for ordering on-course food and beverages, increasing pace of play, and purchasing equipment. “We are a tech company out … Read more

On-demand car repair service YourMechanic expands to Phoenix – interview with CEO Art Agrawal

Instead of taking your car in for repair, managing life without transportation and paying exorbitant prices, have the mechanic make a house call. YourMechanic, an on-demand car repair service, has expanded to the Valley from San-Francisco. “We follow the demand [and] Phoenix is in the top five cities we received requests,” CEO and co-founder YourMechanic … Read more

Tour a rental house on-demand with RentZap, expands to Phoenix

Video contribution Xavier Smith It’s time to move and the clock is ticking. You’ve put in your application for a rental home a week ago and you’re still playing phone tag with the landlord, and trying to match up schedules for a tour has been a logistical nightmare. To eliminate the wait and worry of … Read more

Data mining platform Expanded.IO releases Beta, raises $2.5M

Robocog known for its flagship recruitment search engine HiringSolved, is releasing their latest creation Expanded.IO, a data mining platform for lead generation, in beta July 15. In addition, they recently closed on $2.5 million round led by private investors outside of Arizona, bringing their total funding to $3.5 million. Co-founder Robocog, Shon Burton, said the … Read more

CampusLogic raises $4.1 Million to expand financial aid platform

Ed tech startup CampusLogic raised $4.1 million from notable education technology investors and will use the money to increase sales, marketing and product development. The investment was led by NY-based venture fund University Ventures with participation from Continental Investors, Desert Angels, and Arizona Technology Investors-among other private investors. The ed tech startup creates SaaS solutions for … Read more