22 of Arizona’s major tech developments in May

Arizona saw some big tech developments in May, from expansion, acquisitions and life-saving partnerships to raising millions for local and regional startups. Another possible TSMC expansion in Arizona Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world’s largest chipmaker, may expand even more in Arizona. Reuters reported in early May that sources familiar with TSMC’s expansion plans said … Read more

YellowBird closes seed round with more than $1.7 million in funding

Co-founders of YellowBird, a Phoenix-based gig economy marketplace YellowBird

YellowBird, a gig economy marketplace headquartered in Phoenix, has closed its seed capital raise with more than $1.7 million in funding. The YellowBird marketplace connects businesses with vetted Risk and Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) professionals on-demand for projects of any size. The professionals are vetted with a five-step process that includes background and accreditation … Read more

Raising capital in Arizona? Here’s a list of venture capital firms to consider

Over the past two years, Arizona startups have received more venture capital than ever before. According to ClearData, Arizona is still trailing the major U.S. startup hubs by a fairly wide margin. And yet, the tech startup industry here is growing fast. Arizona appeals to both local founders and founders originally based out-of-state, thanks to … Read more

11 of Arizona’s Top Tech Developments in April

Tech in Arizona

The tech industry in Arizona continues to grow, and April was no exception — companies from across the country and world continue to see Arizona as a great place to move or expand their businesses. Here’s our April recap of top tech news from throughout Arizona. Moov Technologies shifts headquarters to Phoenix area Moov Technologies, … Read more

Data connectivity platform LiveRamp will hire at least 100 with Phoenix expansion

LiveRamp, a B2B data connectivity platform based in San Francisco, announced it will build an office in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. They plan to hire at least 100 new employees.  The company is looking for full-time, highly skilled workers, including executive leaders. LiveRamp will initially focus on hiring positions in Customer Support, Customer Success and … Read more

AerialSphere provides bird’s-eye view of Waste Management Open

Phoenix-based AerialSphere used its XP360 to provide data to Waste Management Open planners that helped them develop the Scottsdale tournament site.  AerialSphere designed the XP360 “to change the way people deliver and interact with maps,” according to the company’s website. The XP360 combines 360-degree aerial imagery with location data to give a detailed, bird’s-eye view … Read more

CO+HOOTS’s HUUB wins $10,000 in national innovation competition

HUUB, a software platform developed by CO+HOOTS, won a $10,000 grant as part of a competition initiated by a collaboration between the U.S. Small Business Administration and the National Science and Technology Council’s Lab-to-market subcommittee. The Lab-to-Market (L2M) Inclusive Innovation Ecosystem Prize Competition awarded $330,000 in prizes to companies across the country. More than 160 … Read more

Andrew Steele appointed as new LighthousePE CEO

LighthousePE has appointed Andrew Steele as the company’s new CEO. This announcement marks a new chapter for the Phoenix-based mobile engagement platform.  Steele has more than 25 years of experience behind him. He’s founded and led several Arizona-based companies, including BeckonCall, Growthplane and Breezing Co., as well as a few California-based companies. The company boasts … Read more

AZTB presents: Arizona Indie Video Game Movement documentary

Camera work and editing by Xavier Smith AZTB presents an original documentary “Arizona’s Indie Game Movement” that delves into Arizona’s history of the indie video game population and the explosive growth of independent developers and studios as well as what city officials and educational institutions are doing to grow and support the talent, and what leadership needs to do to keep talent in … Read more

I buy, Minibar flies – On-demand alcohol delivery service expands to Valley

After a crazy day at work, running the kids around to sport practice, helping them with homework, walking the dogs, and getting around to cooking dinner, it sure is nice to go to the refrigerator and grab a bottle of…OMG I’m out of wine! No worries, just grab your smartphone and click on Minibar, the … Read more