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

Zenefits $500 million raise means growth in Arizona

After launching in April 2013, Zenefits, the leading cloud HR platform, has raised a jaw-dropping amount of $500 million in a Series C round of funding led by Fidelity Management and Research Company and TPG-putting their valuation at $4.5 billion. This round is considered the largest private or public (IPO) financing round of any SaaS … Read more

Zenefits taps Yammer founder David Sacks for COO position

Zenefits, a company that offers cloud management of human resources, announced on Wednesday that David Sacks, founder and former CEO of Yammer, will be its new COO. Sacks has been involved in startups and the tech industry since the 1990s, when he joined PayPal as its COO. More recently, Microsoft purchased his company Yammer in … 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

Building a startup nest – Phoenix Startup Week Day 2

It’s day two of Phoenix Startup Week and Scottsdale Director of Scottsdale Economic Development Danielle Casey kicked off the day’s events at the DeskHub theater in downtown Scottsdale. The City of Scottsdale is an entrepreneur’s dream, Casey said. Scottsdale is supporting startups and entrepreneurs so they can grow and find top talent through city led … Read more

GPEC votes in new president

Greater Phoenix Economic council (GPEC) selected Chris Camacho as their newest President in an announcement today. After serving as executive vice president of GPEC since 2008 Camacho will take the helm and help bring more companies to Phoenix. Camacho replaced former president and CEO Barry Broome who left Phoenix in December for to take over … Read more

Colorado-based Arrow Electronics to move 65 jobs to Phoenix

Arrow Electronics, a Colorado-based company that offers electronics components and sales services, announced on Friday its plans to move 65 warehouse and assembly jobs to Phoenix. The company purchased Syracuse, New York-based Seneca Data in August and is moving a portion of those jobs to an Arrow location in the Valley. “We are a global … Read more

Video: Galleria tech companies bring flavor to Old Town Scottsdale

If you’ve been to Old Town Scottsdale in the past year, you may have seen something a little different than the standard stretch of quirky shops, night clubs and great restaurants. Tech companies have been moving to Old Town to take advantage of the area’s abundant space and walkability, and bringing their own style and … Read more

Healthiest You expands on-demand healthcare op in Scottsdale

You’ve been there, long waits at the emergency room, sometimes four hours or more. At some point, you might reconsider the visit and find another way to deal with a minor situation. To solve this problem and avoid trips to urgent care, there’s Healthiest You — a solution that aims to be the Uber for … Read more