Arizona’s Parchment acquires Ireland-based Digitary as part of a global expansion strategy

Parchment, a Scottsdale-based digital credential service, has announced its acquisition of Digitary, also a digital credential service, which is used in hundreds of higher education institutions around the world.  Parchment and Digitary are both edtech companies designed to allow students, academic institutions and employers to request, verify and share credentials, like academic transcripts, safely and … Read more

Scottsdale-based Symmetry to be acquired by $3.8 billion fintech startup Gusto

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Gusto, a cloud-based HR management software, just announced plans to acquire Arizona-based tax-software company Symmetry. This is the $3.8 billion fintech startup’s second acquisition this summer. The deal, which is expected to close later this month, is meant to allow Gusto to build out its existing small business-focused software. Symmetry is used by employers including … Read more

Tempe-based Picmonic acquired by TrueLearn

Picmonic acquired

Picmonic, a Tempe-based audiovisual learning platform, was acquired by TrueLearn, a healthcare education platform that optimizes learning outcomes for students in the medical community. Picmonic is a blend of the words picture and mnemonic — the platform helps students master concepts by combining short mnemonic video lessons and recall questions in an active learning environment. … Read more

India-based Zensar Technologies to acquire M3bi in Scottsdale

Scottsdale-based M3bi has closed a deal with Zensar Technologies, a publicly-traded software and services technology company based in India. Zensar’s US subsidiary, based in San Jose, Calif., will conduct the acquisition. The company will pay an upfront payment of $21.6 million and performance-based deferred payments of no more than $9 million over 36 months. The … 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

Hownd acquires Australian Mesh Wifi platform

Hownd, a tech startup based out of Tempe, announced today it will acquire PoweredLocal, a mesh WiFi platform based out of Australia.  Hownd is designed to help brick and mortar businesses get more foot traffic by delivering promotional offers to existing and nearby customers through various channels, including the merchant’s social media, website and email. … Read more

Tempe’s VisualLive acquired by real-time 3D company Unity

Unity, the world’s leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content, announced today the acquisition of Tempe-based VisualLive. The acquisition of VisualLive provides an opportunity for Unity to expand in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry because VirtualLive claims to be “augmented reality for construction.” VirtualLive users can push large BIM/CAD model … Read more

Ed tech Blue Canary acquired by Blackboard – interview with CTO Clairvoyant Shekhar Vemuri

Helping college professors and institutions keep track of student performance and identifying those individuals at risk is at the heart of the ed tech product Lighthouse by Blue Canary, a predictive analytic and student retention and performance monitoring platform. “Lighthouse helps surface up the student and look at the progress and performance of students in … Read more

Trapp Technology acquires Arizona Mac management service provider

Trapp Technology has made their second acquisition this month. The Scottsdale-based solutions provider acquired Centramax, LLC, one of the largest Mac management service providers in the Valley. The company has a national client base spanning healthcare, business markets, and advertising. “To acquire a reputable company that established itself in Mac-centric markets was a development that … Read more

Scottsdale-based IT solutions company acquires ITonCommand

Scottsdale-based Trapp Technology, a provider of IT, Internet, voice, and cloud hosting solutions, has acquired ITonCommand, a Colorado-based IT solutions and consulting company. This will allow Trapp Technology to expand its services in Colorado. “We recognized the intellectual property of ITonCommand could bring value to our current users. The acquisition also adds new services and … Read more