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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

Infant medtech startup awarded scholarship to Draper University

September 1, 2015 |

It’s back-to-school for one Arizona startup.

Draper University (Draper U), founded by Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper, is partnering with Michael Hool of Hool Coury Law and Arizona Collegiate Venture (jointly funded by Hool Coury Law and MAC6) to … Read More

Infusionsoft attracts new CPO from Silicon Valley

July 28, 2015 |

Infusionsoft, the leading sales and marketing software for small businesses, added Chief Product Officer (CPO) to their executive team and attracted former executive of Intuit Terry Hicks to fill its shoes.

“One of the reason I joined Infusionsoft is because … Read More

Zenefits $500 million raise means growth in Arizona

May 6, 2015 |

After launching in April 2013, Zenefits, the leading cloud HR platform, has raised a jaw-dropping amount of $500 million in a Series C round of funding led by Fidelity Management and Research Company and TPG-putting their valuation at $4.5 billion. … Read More

Impactful Girls in Tech Catalyst Conference sparks international conversation – Wrap Up

May 3, 2015 |

When choosing a new site for the Girls in Tech Catalyst Conference, founder and CEO Adriana Gascoigne settled on Phoenix as their first conference outside of Silicon Valley because of the thriving tech community found in Arizona. Influential women from around the … Read More

Raising capital is more like a marriage – TIE AZ Roundtable wrap up

February 18, 2015 |

Photo contribution from Thomas Hawthorne, co-written with Tishin Donkersley

The Tempe Center for the Arts was buzzing as investors, entrepreneurs and TiE AZ members networked and threw back a few cold ones at the TiE AZ Venture Capital Roundtable. The event … Read More