Lotus Labs’ Padme machine learning platform launches at US Open

Lotus Labs Inc., a Chandler-based tech startup that helps companies integrate machine learning, launched its Padmé platform at the US Open.  It seems Daniil Medvedev and Emma Raducanu weren’t the only big winners at the tournament this year.  Lotus Labs specializes in both machine learning and edge computing, and its Padmé platform utilizes machine learning … Read more

Nextiva raises $200M from Goldman Sachs to accelerate and improve connected communications

Nextiva, a Scottsdale-based connected communications company, has announced a $200 million raise from Goldman Sachs at a $2.7 billion valuation. This is the company’s first external funding round.  The investment follows a year of growth for Nextiva, which reports $250 million in ARR. Additionally, the company boasts continued product development and market leadership. According to … Read more

UArizona joins Colorado startup showcase, disruptive companies should apply

The University of Arizona has been invited to participate in Destination Startup, an annual startup showcase held in Colorado designed to highlight some of the best companies in the Intermountain West.  The showcase brings together several of the leading research universities and federal laboratories across the Intermountain West region. Standout startups from these institutions will … Read more

August roundup: Arizona tech gains momentum during monsoon season

Mosaic to help Phoenix builders

August was a rocky month in terms of world news, but Arizona tech continues to make good progress toward building a solid tech ecosystem. Last month we saw acquisitions, major investments, notable recognition and programs aimed at improving diversity across different fields. Scottsdale entrepreneurs named 2021 Entrepreneur of the Year Trainual founder Chris Ronzio and … Read more

EV battery manufacturer KORE Power moves forward with plans for Buckeye facility

KORE Power, Inc., a lithium-ion battery manufacturer based in Idaho, has officially chosen Yates Construction for its new KOREPlex facility to be built in Buckeye.  According to the announcement by KORE Power, Mississippi-based Yates Construction is an advanced manufacturing design-build company that has been building battery and special use manufacturing facilities for years.  KORE Power … Read more

Credit repair company Dovly launches free version of its app

Dovly, a fintech company based in Scottsdale, has launched a free version of its automated credit repair platform as part of its strategy to make the app available to as many users as possible. Dovly’s free version includes one credit dispute a month with TransUnion. The free option comes in addition to the company’s two … Read more

Botco.ai launches AI chat and live agent support solution BotcoLive with major urgent care franchise

Botco STChealth

Botco.ai, a HIPAA-compliant conversational marketing platform, has announced the launch of a new AI chat feature designed to transfer automated chat conversations to live agents.  The feature is BotcoLive, and it works with the company’s AI chat technology to streamline the marketing engagement process.  Scottsdale-based Botco.ai has also announced that American Family Care (AFC), a … Read more

Digital Air Strike joins CDK Fortellis Automotive Commerce Exchange to improve car-buying experience

Digital Air Strike, a consumer engagement technology company, has announced it will be a new contributor on the Fortellis Automotive Commerce Exchange platform built by CDK Global.  Scottsdale-based Digital Air Strike provides a broad suite of digital marketing solutions, ranging from SMS messages to website chat to social media channels, to car dealerships across the … Read more

Phantom Space continues to expand with acquisition of Florida-based microsatellite tech firm

Phantom Space Corp., a space transportation technology manufacturing and development  company based in Tucson, has acquired Micro Aerospace Solutions (MAS), a microsatellite tech firm. MAS, which provides space communications systems, space propulsion systems and electrical hardware design for spacecraft and rockets, could further help Phantom Space become what it refers to as “the Henry Ford … Read more

Tucson-based Sion Power to release high-power rechargeable lithium-metal battery for electric vehicles

Sion Power, a manufacturer of high-energy, lithium-metal rechargeable batteries, is introducing its Licerion rechargeable electric vehicle battery capable of storing 400 wh/kg, a number that Tesla and other battery companies haven’t yet reached.  The Tucson-based company will unveil its 17 Ah Licerion EV cell at The Battery Show North America in Novi, Michigan in September. … Read more