September roundup: The weather might be cooling down, Arizona tech is not

Arizona tech

It’s fun to see all the exciting wins for many Arizona tech companies. We continue to see more investments, more national attention and more semiconductor and EV activity. 

Here’s just some of what happened last month: launches AI chat and live agent support solution BotcoLive with major urgent care franchise, a HIPAA-compliant chatbot platform, announced that BotoLive, a new feature designed to transfer automated chat conversations to live agents, will go live with healthcare provider American Family Care (AFC). 

Credit repair company Dovly launches free version of its app

Fintech startup Dovly launched a free version of its automated credit repair platform to make it accessible to more people. 

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

Idaho-based Lithium-ion battery manufacturer KORE Power officially chose its general contractor that will build the company’s new KOREPlex facility in Buckeye. 

UArizona joins Colorado startup showcase, disruptive companies should apply

The University of Arizona was invited to join Destination Startup, an annual showcase in Colorado that is meant to highlight some of the best companies in the Intermountain West.

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

Scottsdale-based Nextiva announced a $200 million raise from Goldman Sachs at a $2.7 valuation that will make the company more competitive in the connected communications industry.

Lotus Labs’ Padmé machine learning platform launches at US Open

Chandler-based Lotus Labs, Inc. utilized machine learning to gather audience data at the US Open. 

Keap announces new e-commerce capabilities to simplify the headache of running a small business and online store

Keap, a sales and marketing automation platform for small businesses, announced its ability to streamline the processes required to run an e-commerce site.

GitKraken acquires BigBrassBand, creator of Git Integration for agile project management software Jira

GitKraken acquired BigBrassBand, the creator of a Git integration plugin for Jira.

eVisit closes a $45M raise led by Goldman Sachs following increased demand for virtual healthcare platform

Virtual healthcare platform eVisit announced the close of a $45 million Series B funding round led by Goldman Sachs. 

Social media monitoring startup Cyber Dive releases a child-safe cell phone

Cyber Dive released AquaOne, a new cell phone designed to keep kids safe while interacting online and provide parents peace of mind. 

Skynetwest joins forces with Soaring Eagle Imaging to take further advantage of drone data

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) service providers Skynetwest, based in Chandler, and Soaring Eagle Imaging, based in Brandon, Miss., joined forces to create a drone data collection and processing company called Soaring Eagle Technologies. 

Arizona officials lead the charge to boost U.S. semiconductor industry

Arizona leaders have launched the National Semiconductor Economic Roadmap (NSER), a new initiative to advance U.S. competitiveness in the international semiconductor industry.