Startup Ruby Ride’s expansion brings new jobs to the Valley

The way we get around Phoenix has evolved over the years. We have steadily been branching out past our bus systems and taxi services, welcoming rideshare programs like Uber, Lyft and now, local newcomer, Ruby Ride. The Phoenix-born subscription-based rideshare program got off to a rocky start earlier this year, but now seems to have … Read more

CO+HOOTS announces Spring 2016 expansion plans

CO+HOOTS, downtown Phoenix’s largest co-working community, is expanding to midtown Phoenix. The No. 2-ranked co-working space in the nation (No. 9-ranked in the world) is adding a second location at 221 E. Indianola. Set to open in Spring 2016 near the light rail and in the heart of Phoenix’s next development reawakening, the 14,000 sq. … 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

Zenefits to house 1,000 employees in new Tempe expansion office

Co-written with Chloe Nordquist Five floors, 135,000 square feet and 1,000 employees are some of the astonishing numbers Zenefits included in their latest expansion announcement. The free, cloud-based human resources technology company is opening its second greater Phoenix area office at Tempe Hayden Ferry Lakeside complex this fall. Zenefits decided to expand due to its … 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

CEO Tiempo Cliff Schertz on $2.2 million raise, expansion and job growth

Tiempo development, a nearshore software development company specializing in enterprise cloud solutions, announced they have secured a $2.2 million in royalty financing from Cypress Growth Capital. CEO of Tiempo Cliff Schertz said they decided to go with Cypress because of their royalty-based investment model caters to high-tech companies. “[We needed] to put more cash into … 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

SF-based Revel Systems expands to Scottsdale bringing jobs

Revel Systems, a San Francisco-based iPad point-of-sale provider, announced their expansion to Scottsdale and adding 160 new jobs over the next three years. The Revel mantra is to empower merchants by providing a complete end-to-end commerce platform that can fit any size of business. Their systems can be found in enterprise food service and retail … Read more

Yodle adds 12,000 sq ft and 100 jobs

Yodle, a New York-based online marketing tech company, announced this week that it will be expanding its presence in Scottsdale, Ariz. Yodle is expanding its office at Arizona State University’s SkySong and is looking to add 100 positions over the next year. The new office adds an additional 12,000 square feet to Yodle’s operations, giving … Read more

San Francisco-based Zenefits expands to Scottsdale, bringing 1,300 jobs

While developing an app that brings you a car, filters your photo or delivers your food is a way sexier startup concept than geeking out on streamlining the mind-numbing and time-intensive task of enrolling employees for company benefits, two founders decided it was worth the time to figure it out-and it paid off. Zenefits, a … Read more

Texas-based OneSource Virtual expands to Mesa bringing over 100 jobs

Texas-based OneSource Virtual announced Tuesday it plans to bring about 120 jobs to the Phoenix area by 2015. The company, which offers cloud-based Business Process Outsourcing services, is expanding to Mesa with plans to open in late September. “Our team evaluated a number of locations in close proximity to the Pacific time zone and selected … Read more

13,900 jobs added to Arizona economy as technology booms

Over the past year, Arizona has been a hot spot for technology and business expansion. With the national eye watching what’s brewing in the Valley of the Sun, companies large and small have chosen to expand in a hotbed of new innovation, bringing both jobs and investments with them. According to data collected by the … Read more

Silicon Valley's Reputation.com expands to Tempe and brings 150 jobs

Arizona is welcoming another Silicon Valley company into its lively tech community. Reputation.com, a company specializing in online reputation management and digital privacy technologies, expands its operations to a 20,000-square foot facility in Tempe, and intends to hire 150 people by 2015. Founded in 2006 by Michael Fertik, Reputation.com develops patented digital privacy and online reputation management … Read more

San Francisco's Prosper Marketplace brings 150 jobs to Phoenix

Phoenix is gearing up to welcome the newest addition to its ever expanding tech community. Prosper Marketplace, a peer-to-peer lending company, will open a new office in the city, the first outside of its San Francisco headquarters. Prosper is a community-based loans and lending banking platform that cuts out the middleman. It allows borrowers to … Read more

Weebly to bring 250 new jobs to its new Scottsdale office

Weebly, a global service that lets everyone create a high-quality website that they are proud to share, has signed a 25,000-square-foot office lease in Scottsdale, Ariz. The office space will serve as the company’s North American customer operations headquarters to support its growing customer base. Weebly’s expansion to Scottsdale will comprise a considerable impact on … Read more

San Francisco-based Gigya expands to Arizona, brings 200 jobs

San Francisco–based Gigya, the Connected Consumer Management Suite, announced that it will be coming to Arizona as the site of its corporate expansion after a multi-state competitive process, and bringing 200 high-wage jobs with them over the next three years. Gigya, established in 2007 enables more than 700 of the world’s largest brands to understand … Read more

CEO of Tiempo Development Talks Expansion of Nearshore Centers

Software development company Tiempo Development has been included on Inc. 500 magazine’s  Fastest Growing Private Companies in America list for 2011 and 2012. Using their personalized, integrated platform, Tiempo Quality System (TQS), Tiempo Development’s goal is to speed up the software development process and time-to-market for its clients. Tiempo’s use of nearshore development centers a … Read more

GoDaddy Global Technology Center Breaks Ground In Tempe Adding 300 New Jobs

Press release provided by Go Daddy TEMPE, Ariz. (May 7, 2013) – GoDaddy, the Web’s top platform for small businesses, today with Governor Jan Brewer, and representatives from Arizona State University Research Park, Ryan Companies, the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), announced plans for a major Arizona expansion with … Read more

WebPT appoints Dr. Heidi Jannenga to Prez

Back in 2008 when husband and wife team Heidi and Brad Jannenga launched WebPT, they didn’t realize the impact their web-based electronic medical record solution for physical occupational and speech therapists would have on clinics and turn into one of the fastest growing companies in the nation as well as a shining star in the … Read more

What Valley tech companies are doing to keep engineers in AZ

Arizona’s high tech sector is on an incline with startup companies to corporations vying for software engineers to build out their products. According to the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, software and IT industry job growth is projected to increase 25 percent over the next decade, compared to 18 percent nationally, and in greater Phoenix the city has … Read more