Gadgets for the Guru: Holiday cooking edition

‘Tis the season for gratifying grub and holiday feasts. Even the Grinch has to eat! Cook up your favorite holiday cuisine with these cooking gadgets that will make your taste buds sing this holiday season.   Architec Housewares Bar Mixer Cube Trays – These are the perfect fix for home bartenders to create and freeze their … Read more

Topping the charts again- ASU’s tech transfer arm ranked highly for third year

Laying a foundation for startup success is one of the main missions of Arizona State University’s technology transfer arm, Arizona Technology Enterprises. They’ve propelled several startups into the future, such as 4Blox, SynSonix and PetroAlgae, and now they’re being recognized for their work. AzTE was ranked highly by the Association of University Technology Managers for the … Read more

Emerge.MD and Avizia unite to provide optimal telemedicine platform

Co-written with Ashley Garcia Imagine being able to securely interact with your doctor or refill a prescription without having to wait on hold or drive to the doctor’s office. In the near future, virtual care will be ubiquitous and a common extension of a healthcare provider’s core business. Emerge.MD, a telemedicine software provider which enables enterprise telehealth with cloud … Read more

CellTrust secures $10.5 million in funding from Kayne Partners

Co-written with Tishin Donkersley Scottsdale-based CellTrust, a company that offers mobile device security solutions, announced today it secured $10.5 million in Series A funding from Kayne Partners, a private equity group. With this round, CellTrust intends to build out its infrastructure and hire additional team members to keep up with high demand for its products. “Our entire team … Read more

Seed Spot Demo Day had its fair share of tail wags

Last night Seed Spot, the socially conscious incubator, held its 4th DEMO DAY where 10 startups showcased their innovation all with the mission to change the world for good. Since Seed Spot’s inception, startups have raised $1.7 million in capital, 90 percent of the companies continue to thrive in Phoenix and 160 jobs have been … Read more

Zenefits taps Yammer founder David Sacks for COO position

Zenefits, a company that offers cloud management of human resources, announced on Wednesday that David Sacks, founder and former CEO of Yammer, will be its new COO. Sacks has been involved in startups and the tech industry since the 1990s, when he joined PayPal as its COO. More recently, Microsoft purchased his company Yammer in … Read more

Mobile pop-up ads your charity will Adora – startup

Pop-up ads on your mobile device can be just plain annoying and could feel like an invasion of personal space. While more companies are vying for your attention with “Look at me!” graphics, one startup is trying to incentivize you to reconsider the close button and engage with ads to do good. Adora is a … Read more

Integrate raises $5M from Trinity Capital

Integrate, a marketing software and media service provider and known for connecting marketing-and-sales dependent business with media partners, raised money again and secured $5M in new financing from Chandler-based Trinity Capital Investment. In 2013, we saw a big push for capital and bringing in talent. Between October and December 2013, the company pulled in $7M in … Read more

Video: Galleria tech companies bring flavor to Old Town Scottsdale

If you’ve been to Old Town Scottsdale in the past year, you may have seen something a little different than the standard stretch of quirky shops, night clubs and great restaurants. Tech companies have been moving to Old Town to take advantage of the area’s abundant space and walkability, and bringing their own style and … Read more

Five will enter, one will claim victory- meet your StartupConnect AZ Pitch Contest finalists

The StartupConnect AZ Pitch Contest is almost here and cold, hard cash is on the line. The Arizona Technology Council announced the five finalists that will participate in the contest at the Dec. 17 StartupConnect AZ 2014 event. The winner of the pitch-athon will be selected by the audience and will receive a cash prize … Read more