Simpleview Streamlines CRMs to Market Destination Marketing Organizations

Arizona has always been a hotbed for CRM companies (think Act,SalesLogix, Infusionsoft), and Tucson-based Simpleview has quietly joined that growing list. Simpleview has emerged as another rapidly growing software company that creates a CRM and CMS solution specifically for destination marketing organizations (or DMOs). Simpleview is a company that helps destination marketing organizations (DMOs) with conventions … Read more

On-Demand Driver App Uber Soft Launches in Phoenix

We were recently tipped off that San Francisco-based startup Uber has started “secretly” offering its on-demand driver services in the Phoenix metro area. Founded in 2010, Uber is a service that connects passengers with drivers, predominantly through its mobile application (available on iPhone and Android). The app displays a real-time map of Uber cars nearby … Read more

Canal Partners: Private Equity For Software & Internet Tech Companies

Often in the startup world, a company will get to the point of “success” where it has a solid management team and a cash-flow positive product or service, but lacks the capital, connections or guidance to scale to its full potential. At this level, Arizona startups often face the additional challenge of trying to attract … Read more

Meltmedia Creates Custom Solutions For Your Digital Desires

There’s no shortage of web/interactive design and development companies out there, so if you’re going to call yourselves “interactive superheroes,” you better be packing some comic book worthy superpowers (spoiler alert: Meltmedia most definitely is). With 12 years under its belt, Tempe-based Meltmedia is now the biggest and quite possibly the most capable interactive agency … Read more

StormWind Provides Live Online Tech Training Via HD Video

Organizations of all sizes struggle with determining the best way to provide their employees with technical training. Traditional classroom training can be expensive and time consuming–often requiring employees to spend days or weeks off site. Simply providing employees with books to study can often prove to be ineffective–as there is very little interactivity or opportunities … Read more

Deployd Provides HTML5 Developers With Instant Backends

Deployd was founded by Jeff Cross and Ritchie Martori to solve a problem that they had noticed during years of building applications for clients–the redundancy of building backends. The apps they were building always needed the same basic features–user authentication, validated/secured data, and a “front end” for users to interact with. Each time they built … Read more

NetworkingPhoenix.com helps local professionals connect

Phoenix resident Gelie Akhenblit was looking for her next career move. While networking in the local business community, she saw a need for a calendar that would list networking events around the Valley. She thought it would be fun to create the calendar and enlisted the help of her husband Erin-Michael Johnson, a software engineer, to create the … Read more

Infusionsoft Secures New Headquarters in Chandler and Prepares to go on Hiring Spree

Infusionsoft, currently based in Gilbert, will be moving headquarters to Chandler by the end of 2012. They have secured 86,000 square feet at Allred Park Place in the Price Corridor, to which they will build and solely occupy a large two-story building. Official Press Release. Expected to grow by over 700 employees in the next … Read more

Online Farmers Marketplace Truly Allows Arizona Residents to Chow Locally

Many of us in the Phoenix metro area try to eat fresh, locally-grown foods when possible; but aside from dining out at locally supplied restaurants, the limited locations/times/food variety of farmers markets (as well as the often unfamiliar vegetables we’re not sure how to prepare) can make buying locally-made products just inconvenient enough to not do—or … Read more

Axosoft Gets Creative with Recruiting Tactics: Free Geek Toys

Ask any software company in Arizona what their #1 challenge is and the response is the same: Finding good software engineers. To secure some quality talent, Axosoft has taken a different approach by gifting a full line up of tech gadgets to any software engineer that comes on board between now and August 1st. Let’s … Read more