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SynCardia’s heart beats for Wall Street, filed for IPO – updated

October 6, 2015 |

Tucson-based SynCardia Systems, a total artificial heart development, manufacturing and commercializing company, filed for IPO under the proposed symbol TAHT (total artificial heart temporary) and looking to raise $34.5 million according to NASDAQ.

The company plans to issue 2.5 million shares … Read More

Picmonic closes $2.3M round to expand student reach– interview with co-founders Adeel Yang & Ron Robertson

October 5, 2015 | 1

Instead of using Rote memorization methods to pound medical terms such as macrolides and bacteriostatic into ones’ head for finals, students are turning to Picmonic, a visual learning platform, where definitions, diseases and diagnoses are transformed into colorful, goofy and … Read More

Recoleta Digital Media raises Series A-2 funding led by ATI and Desert Angels – updated

May 11, 2015 |

How often do the grocery checkout coupons and weekly circulars end up in the trash? To combat this challenge, one Tucson-based startup is helping grocers target price-conscious shoppers through their mobile devices.

Recoleta Digital Media, a personalized grocery circular system, has … Read More

Desert Angels moves up to #5 on HALO Report for most active angel investor groups in US

August 6, 2014 | 1

The Angel Resource Institute, Silicon Valley Bank and CB Insights released the 2014 Q1 HALO Report, a national survey of angel group investment activity, and ranked Tucson-based Desert Angels (DA) again as one of the top 10 most active angel … Read More

Halo 2013 report – Desert Angels listed as top 10 most active angel investors in US

March 27, 2014 |

The Angel Resource Institute, Silicon Valley Bank and CB Insights released the 2013 Halo Report, a national survey of angel group investment activity, and ranked Tucson-based Desert Angels (DA) in the top 10 for most active angel groups in the … Read More

Desert Angels invested over $5.5M and majority in AZ cos.

March 12, 2014 |

Desert Angels (DA) announced their final investment numbers for 2013 equaling over $5.5 million placed into 23 different companies-the majority of them in Arizona. Chairman of Desert Angels and board member on the Angel Capital Association Curtis Gunn said this … Read More

Desert Angels ranked as top 5 for most active investment angel group in US

December 18, 2013 |

The Angel Resource Institute, Silicon Valley Bank and CB Insights released the Q2 2013 Halo Report, a national survey of angel group investment activity, and ranked Desert Angels in the top five for most active angel groups in the United … Read More

Desert Angels close a $517K sidecar fund 4

December 12, 2013 |

Desert Angels announced the closing of its sidecar fund 4 at $517,000, this will be the largest sidecar fund they’ve raised within a 12 month period.

Chairman of Desert Angels Curtis Gunn tells AZTB, “We are very excited to have … Read More

Medical Referral Source acquired for 11.5M by The Advisory Board

August 15, 2013 |

A Tucson-based technology startup Medical Referral Source was recently acquired by a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm The Advisory board Co. (NYSE: ABCO) for $11.5 million.

Medical Referral Sources is an innovative, high-growth company that provides doctor-to-doctor liaison/referral services between … Read More

Shipping Auction Site Post.Bid.Ship. Finalizes New Round of Funding

June 19, 2013 | 1

Post.Bid.Ship. recently closed its third round of angel funding, getting a little over $600,000 from Desert Angels, according to Chairman Curtis Gunn. These funds will help expand the business of linking companies with shippers, co-founder and chief operations officer … Read More