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

Medtech company Anuncia announces relocation to Scottsdale

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Anuncia, a medical device company and innovator in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) management, announced its plan to move its headquarters to Scottsdale. The headquarters will be at SkySong, the Arizona State University Scottsdale Innovation Center. This location provides the company with access to research and development opportunities, as well as bioscience and healthcare talent. It also … Read more

Scottsdale biopharma startup developing new cancer therapies wins pitch competition

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Scottsdale-based Systems Oncology, a biopharma startup, won the biopharma track of the Pitch Perfect competition held at the MedCity INVEST Conference. Systems Oncology was founded in 2015 with the desire to develop therapies that can overcome cancer’s resistance to some drugs and offer patients long-lasting treatment.  The company’s AI platform, Expansive AI, analyzes cancer genomes … Read more

Arizona broker buys CRE technology, plans to move business to Scottsdale

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The technology behind CRE Simple, a real estate technology startup from Oakland, was purchased by an Arizona real estate broker. Craig Coppola, a founding principal at Lee & Associates Arizona, a commercial real estate brokerage, and his newly-formed Habanero CRE Simple LLC purchased the proprietary source code for CRE Simple’s platform earlier this month. CRE … Read more

Thinkzilla expands to Scottsdale to support minority-owned businesses

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Thinkzilla, a brand, marketing and PR agency based in Atlanta, announced plans to open a new office at SkySong, the Arizona State University Scottsdale Innovation Center. The consulting firm said it will hire 25 employees in the first six months. Female and minority-owned Thinkzilla chose Scottsdale because of the growing entrepreneurial ecosystem here. Company leaders … 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

Scottsdale is Arizona’s biggest home for tech

So far this year, Scottsdale has the highest number of software companies in Arizona. This insight comes from a 2021 Q1 analysis by Gregslist, an online resource that provides information on Phoenix software companies, SaaS growth and software industry talent.  Gregslist reports that Scottsdale has a total of 258 software companies, which is about 36% … Read more

Scottsdale-based Defendry hopes to use AI and drones to stop active shooters

Scottsdale-based Defendry is using technology to identify and reduce the number of mass shootings across the country. These kinds of tragedies were once fairly rare, but now there’s a news alert much too often about a gunman shooting up a school, church, movie theater or grocery store.  This year, at least 104 mass shootings have … Read more

New genetic testing facility coming to Scottsdale

Tesis Labs, a Phoenix-based biotech company that provides genetic sequencing to healthcare providers, has announced plans to expand to Scottsdale.  The new Scottsdale lab will expand the company’s presence in the Valley as Tesis headquarters are located in Phoenix. The company has three other testing labs in Denver, Lafayette, Colo. and Houston.  The Scottsdale facility … 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