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

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

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

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

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

Smart Armor expands home and on-the-go product lines

Story Contribution: Thomas Hawthorne Knowing that your valuables are being stored safely and securely is a necessity for anyone. With Smart Armor, a new technology startup, the company aims to solve that issue with their new line of home and on-the-go products. CEO Justin Zastrow and COO Ira Hayes discuss how their products work using Bluetooth … Read more

Booker, all-in-one service commerce platform, expands to Scottsdale bringing jobs

For many small business owners like Renee Moore of SpaFly, a mobile spa, she spends more than a desirable amount of time on administrative tasks rather than going out and getting clients. New York City-based Booker, an all-in-one service commerce platform, has expanded to Scottsdale and ready to help small businesses like SpaFly streamline daily tasks … Read more

Gobiquity, first pediatric mobile vision screening app co, expands to the Valley

The next time a pediatrician gives your child a vision test, they might whip out a smartphone and snap a picture. Gobiquity, a mobile health company, developed the first pediatric vision diagnostic mobile app, GoCheck Kids, that enables physicians to test for Amblyopia “lazy eye” risk factors for children six months to six years in … Read more

Gangplank co-working expands to Queen Creek

A new co-working space has opened in Queen Creek with the intention of bridging important resources to prospective small businesses. Gangplank cut the ribbon on its new location in the Queen Creek Town Center on April 9th after being approved for a one year lease with the town council in February.   “Our vision for … Read more

Beepi expands to Phoenix – interview with CEO Alejandro Resnik

Buying or selling a used car is about as enjoyable as getting a tooth pulled. The process is such a hassle and can be so discouraging that many decide to just keep fixing their current vehicle. But it might be time to look again and find your next ride. San-Francisco-based Beepi, a leading peer-to-peer marketplace … Read more

Austin-based OutboundEngine expands to Scottsdale bringing 60 jobs

Austin-based social media and content marketing platform, OutboundEngine, has expanded to Old Town Scottsdale bringing 60 new jobs over the next year. CEO of OutboundEngine Branndon Stewart said he chose Arizona and more specifically Scottsdale because, “Arizona has a friendly business climate and is an easy flight from our headquarters in Austin. As for Scottsdale … Read more

Boomtown on-demand tech support service expands to Phoenix

Video contribution Shane Rymer & Thomas Hawthorne Your server just went down, customers can’t access your website and all business stops – but it doesn’t have to. With one swipe on your smartphone, you can get connected with a tech specialist and, BOOM, you are up and running in no time. Boomtown an on-demand tech … Read more