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AZ Tech Beat | October 23, 2017

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AZ Tech Beat is Downsizing

January 25, 2016 | 4

I started AZ Tech Beat four years ago with the goal of exposing the tech activity and growth that was occurring in Arizona. Since then, the team at AZ Tech Beat has written over 1,600 articles about tech startups, funding … Read More

Tech community mourns loss of rising star developer

December 20, 2015 | 3

The local tech community is mourning the sudden death of a rising star software developer. This last week, Ian Preston, 19-years-old, tragically took his own life according to his father Stuart Preston. “This was totally unexpected and we did not … Read More

Arizona makes workhorses—not unicorns—and that’s a good thing

October 19, 2015 | 1

Guest Blog by Hamid Shojaee, founder Axosoft, Pure Chat & AZTB

The Bay Area is overrun with horses—unicorns to be exact. And while I wish I was referring to the horned, majestic creatures of lore, I’m actually talking about privately-held … Read More

Pure Chat closed $1.5M seed round, plans expansion to global markets

April 30, 2015 |

Pure Chat, a live support and sales software company, has raised $1.5 million dollars in a seed round to continue moving up the hockey stick and help small businesses around the world connect with their customers on-the-go.

With their $250,000 … Read More

Calculators required – SaaS metrics you need to attract investors

March 2, 2015 |

Photo contribution Thomas Hawthorne

Class was in session at Axosoft headquarters during Phoenix Startup Week when founder of Pure Chat Hamid Shojaee spoke about metrics every Software as a Service (SaaS) firm needs to know to build their business and attract … Read More

Don’t try to be something you’re not – Phoenix Startup Week Day 4

February 26, 2015 |

Co-written with Jesse Millard and photo contributions from Thomas Hawthorne

Today the Phoenix Startup Week speaker theme was about knowing who you are, understanding your competencies and don’t try to turn your company into something it’s not, including the next Google.

TK … Read More

Axosoft closing the STEM gap with live stream

January 20, 2015 |

To combat the decreasing supply of students pursuing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers, the Maricopa County Education Service Agency partnered with PBS to create a program bringing STEM mentors to the classroom through a live stream.

Axosoft, an … Read More

Startup Pure Chat all a buzz reaching 1M chat milestone

July 11, 2014 |

While larger service providers have dedicated live chat customer service representatives on hand awaiting to help you, the majority of businesses do not have that extra cash to keep someone on standby. However, in order to stay more connected to ones’ customers, … Read More

How to become a Scrum ninja – Axosoft launches free edu site ScrumHub.com

April 14, 2014 |

Axosoft, a leading enterprise Agile/Scrum project management and bug tracking software company, launched their free educational site ScrumHub.com to help developers learn and implement Scrum.

The inspiration for this site evolved out of their popular “Intro to Agile Scrum in … Read More

Axosoft to sell Bug Tracker for a buck – all proceeds to help fund startups

April 14, 2014 |

Axosoft, a leading enterprise Agile/Scrum project management and bug tracking software company, announced they will begin to sell their enterprise-grade Axosoft Bug Tracker, originally at $70 per-user, per-year, for $1 per-year, regardless of the size of the dev team. Game changer.

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