Mesa a “natural choice” for US headquarters of Canadian-based Exro Technologies

Exro Technologies, a power technology firm based out of Calgary, Alberta, has announced it will establish its U.S. headquarters in Mesa — evidence of the company’s momentum and growth.  Canadian-based Exro is a leading clean technology company that has developed a new class of power electronics for electric motors and batteries. Its Coil Driver technology … Read more

Lucid Motors debuts on Wall Street after fluke with merger vote, plans to expand Arizona factory

Lucid Motors

It didn’t go according to the original plan, but Lucid Motors Inc. began trading as a public company on Monday, after shareholders approved a merger with a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) last week. Lucid and Churchill Capital Corp. IV, the SPAC, are officially merged and are now known as Lucid Group Inc. (NYSE: LCID). The … Read more

Fundraising platform Virtuous closes $18M Series B raise to support major growth and hire locally

Virtuous, a fundraising platform for nonprofits, has closed an $18 million Series B raise, which will be used to further support the company’s goal to hire locally and expand the team nationally.  The money will also help support the company’s fast growth trajectory and improve product offerings. The raise was led by Fulcrum Equity Partners, … Read more

Global IT consulting company TCS to invest $300M, adding jobs and expanding STEM education in Arizona

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions company headquartered in India, has announced plans to invest more than $300 million in Arizona by 2026 and hire more than 220 employees here by 2023. The company will also expand the reach of its STEM and Computer Science education programs in … Read more

UArizona-led team receives $3M grant to use your Apple Watch to change healthcare forever

A multi-institution team led by faculty of the University of Arizona School of Engineering has received a $3 million grant to dramatically transform the healthcare system as we know it.  The effort is led by Janet Roveda, UArizona electrical and computer engineering professor who has done research in a number of areas and is also … Read more

What happened in Arizona tech in June? Find out here

Arizona tech

June was another big month for tech in Arizona — everything from partnerships and grants to business milestones and expansions. Arizona Technology Council praises AZ’s 2022 fiscal year budget proposal The Council’s president and CEO Steven G. Zylstra said the proposal includes funding to keep Arizona competitive in tech. The proposed budget includes many of … Read more

Trainual raises $27M Series B to improve platform and increase global expansion

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Trainual, a SaaS platform designed to help growing businesses standardize policies and processes, has closed a $27 million Series B round, bringing the company’s total funding to $33.75 million. The round was led by Altos Ventures, a major venture capital firm based out of Menlo Park, Calif. Trainual founder and CEO Chris Ronzio said in … Read more

Tucson-based Simply Noted celebrates sending its one millionth handwritten note

Simply Noted, an automated handwritten note company based in Tucson, just produced its one millionth note after just two and a half years in business.  Rick Elmore, the company’s founder, sent that note to his former marketing professor Tirthankar Roy, who teaches in the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. Elmore credits Roy … Read more

Qwick planning big growth for 2021, adding to Arizona’s growing tech economy

Qwick, the Phoenix-based on-demand staffing platform for the food and beverage industry, will add more than 100 new employees this year — further evidence that Arizona continues to stand out as an up and coming tech ecosystem coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic.  To say that Qwick struggled in 2020 would be an understatement. The … Read more

Arizona Technology Council praises Arizona’s FY 2022 budget proposal

Arizona Technology

The Arizona Technology Council praised Gov. Doug Ducey and the Arizona Legislature for the fiscal year 2022 budget proposal. The proposal includes many of the Council’s key priorities outlined in their Public Policy Guide. Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Council, said the budget includes funding to keep Arizona competitive in the tech … Read more