ASU’s commitment to Arizona’s economy

Novus Corridor

National Economic Development Week is wrapping up, but what isn’t ending this week is ASU’s commitment to helping businesses thrive in Arizona and contribute to the state’s economy. ASU’s Economic Development team works to help businesses succeed in our pro-business state by positioning them within reach of talented people and a multitude of resources at … Read more

SiteLock acquired by New Jersey company

SiteLock Acquired

Sectigo, a New Jersey-based web security solutions provider, acquired Scottsdale-based SiteLock earlier this month.  SiteLock is a leading provider of website security protection and monitoring. Through this acquisition, Sectigo expands its product capabilities and network, and gains more than 16 million websites currently protected by SiteLock. Demand for web security hit an all-time high as … Read more

Phoenix in top 10 for most startups

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The Arizona tech community has experienced significant growth, thanks to companies moving and expanding here. Startups are another big reason for a more vibrant tech scene, as many entrepreneurs are purposely coming to Arizona to start their tech companies.  The numbers support this growth. According to the recently revised U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 Business Dynamics … Read more

Ideapreneurs, this competition is for you

.Tech Domains, the new domain extension for the tech sector, announced a nationwide pitch competition — pitch.tech — for idea-stage entrepreneurs to win $10,000 in equity-free funding and over $100,000 in startup benefits.  The competition is in partnership with Startup Grind, a community of startups, founders, innovators and creators.  The Covid-19 pandemic’s effect on many … Read more

How to land a meeting (or ten) with venture capitalists

What do all good business ideas have in common? That’s easy. They all need money, from thousands of dollars to even millions, to get off the ground.  Maybe you can fund your idea by yourself. Perhaps you can ask family and friends to invest in the beginning. You might even be able to find some … Read more

Canadian electric vehicle company ElectraMeccanica breaks ground on new Mesa facility

ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp., Canadian electric vehicle (EV) company, broke ground on its first U.S. based assembly facility and engineering technical center planned for Mesa. It’s the third groundbreaking for an EV manufacturing facility in Arizona since 2019.  “Today marks a momentous occasion for our company,” Paul Rivera, the company’s CEO, said in a statement. Rivera … Read more

The most important slide in your fundraising pitch deck

Pitching to investors is intimidating at best, devastating at worst. Founders can spend hours building just the right presentation. But the reality is, potential investors really only need to see one thing. Veteran tech entrepreneur and investor Hamid Shojaee told April 2021 PHX Startup Week attendees that in order to be successful at fundraising, all you … Read more

Arizona tech entrepreneur legend Pat Sullivan shares his best wisdom in latest AZ Tech Podcast episode

Pat Sullivan

Have you ever wanted to sit down with a seasoned entrepreneur and pick their brain on everything they know and have learned over their years? Well, this episode is for you. Local tech entrepreneur legend Pat Sullivan is almost 70 years old and has no desire to stop working in tech and building companies. Pat … 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

Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC plans even bigger expansion in Arizona

The world’s largest chipmaker looks to double down on Arizona. Reuters reports that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) may build several new semiconductor facilities, or fabs, in Arizona, in addition to an already planned fab in Phoenix. TSMC currently manufactures most of its chips in Taiwan, with older facilities in China and Washington state. But … Read more

Clate Mask says he’s back in charge of Keap, formerly Infusionsoft, in latest AZ Tech Podcast episode

Keap, formerly known as Infusionsoft, is one of Arizona’s most successful software companies, but the company’s had really high highs and really low lows. In this episode of AZ Tech Podcast, Keap co-founder Clate Mask shares the intimate and emotional roller coaster that comes with building a $100 million revenue SaaS company, including the three … 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

ASU boasts two 2021 grads with blossoming tech startups

‘Tis the season for graduation. Hats will fly, tears will fall and oh, so many photos will be taken. Even during a pandemic, more than 19,000 students are on track to graduate this year from Arizona State University alone. This includes both undergraduate and graduate students. ASU’s Spring 2021 graduation ceremonies were held Monday, May … Read more

Scottsdale is Arizona’s biggest home for tech

So far this year, Scottsdale has the highest number of software companies in Arizona. This insight comes from a 2021 Q1 analysis by Gregslist, an online resource that provides information on Phoenix software companies, SaaS growth and software industry talent.  Gregslist reports that Scottsdale has a total of 258 software companies, which is about 36% … Read more

Knox Financial launches in Phoenix, giving property investors a new resource for increasing returns

“Definitely not for sale,” reads the Knox Financial lawn sign, which looks just like a “home for sale” sign post. “Turn your home into an income property,” the rest of the sign reads.   Knox Financial, a Boston-based fintech company focused on property investors, launches today in Phoenix. David Friedman, one of the company’s cofounders and … Read more

UK-based additive manufacturing company to build U.S. headquarters in Avondale

Photocentric, Inc., an additive manufacturing company based in the United Kingdom, has announced plans to establish its US headquarters in Avondale. The company will move from its current location in Phoenix and lease a 50,000 square-foot facility in Avondale, doubling in space. This move signals a “rapid growth phase” for Photocentric, according to a press … Read more

Arizona’s eVisit plans to tackle the world’s healthcare problem one telehealth appointment at a time

Mesa-based eVisit has big plans. The company believes it has the key to solving what they see as the second-biggest problem in the world — healthcare.  Forget about the fact that politicians have been battling this out for decades. For eVisit, it’s not about policy, but accessibility.  Forrester Research recently named eVisit the solo Leader … Read more