GitKraken acquires Git extension, the company’s second acquisition in a month

GitKraken (formerly Axosoft), a Scottsdale-based Git productivity and collaboration company,  has acquired GitLens, a Git extension for Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code (VS Code). The acquisition is GitKraken’s second in less than a month, as it acquired Git integration for Jira in September. GitLens was created by Eric Amodio in 2016. It’s a free, open source … 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

The Startup Journal – Going through an acquisition

When another company is interested in acquiring your business, there are some challenges and critical decisions to make in the process. [youtube]https://youtu.be/4VOY_c4BHT0[/youtube]   We sat down with Steve Zeidman, founder of Vestafy, in the latest edition of The Startup Journal. Zeidman provides advice on going through an acquisition and to not settle for less on the … Read more

SinglePoint's newest acquisition targets marijuana industry

SinglePoint, Inc., a state-of-the-art mobile technology and full-service mobile marketing company, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to purchase Drive Media Network’s existing digital signage network. SinglePoint anticipates having Drive Media’s management team join the SinglePoint team and bring its more than 30 years collective experience designing, building, operating and programming digital signage networks … Read more

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

Scottsdale-based GitKraken has announced its acquisition of BigBrassBand, the creator of a Git integration plugin for Jira. GitKraken’s Git productivity and collaboration solutions are used by more than 2.5 million software developers from 75,000 companies around the world to improve the efficiency and quality of their code. Virginia-based BigBrassBand brings more than 3.6 million users … Read more

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 a new strategy to further streamline all the processes required by small businesses to run an e-commerce site.  The Chandler-based company has launched expanded e-commerce capabilities in its Pro and Max products — the company’s most popular and newest options. The new capabilities are … 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

Paradox acquires Baltimore-based Traitify to simplify recruiting process

Paradox, a recruiting software designed to make the process more conversational and personalized, has announced its acquisition of Traitify, a mobile-first digital assessment platform based in Baltimore, to simplify the recruiting process.  The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Paradox founder and CEO Aaron Matos expects the Traitify platform to further enable Paradox’s … Read more

July roundup: Arizona tech stayed hot in the heat of the summer

July

July proved to be another big month for Arizona tech, with local companies raising millions, out-of-towners relocating to the Valley, and plenty of events and cohorts popping up to support startups. This month, we put a spotlight on diversity and talked to leaders from around Phoenix to give founders tips on how to diversify your … Read more

Scottsdale-based Limelight Networks acquires Layer0

Limelight Networks

Scottsdale startup Limelight Networks (Nasdaq: LLNW), a provider of edge cloud services, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Moov Corporation, which does business as Moovweb or Layer0.  The definitive agreement said Limelight will acquire Layer0 for about $32.5 million in cash and $22.5 million worth of common stock. Still, the deal is subject … Read more