Silicon Valley Bank to dedicate $100M to AZ tech and life science cos

Silicon Valley Bank, a worldwide provider of commercial, international and private banking, announced today its plans for further expansion in Arizona. According to an official press release, the banking firm will create more IT and finance jobs at its Tempe facility and expects create 250 new jobs over the next three years. In addition, $100 … Read more

Integrate Secures $12.5M from Silicon Valley Bank

Integrate, the first closed-loop marketing software and media services provider, announced today that it has secured $12.5 million in credit facilities from Silicon Valley Bank. This funding adds to the $7M raised in October led by the Foundry Group with participation from Comcast Ventures and Liberty Global Ventures and their $11M they received in March from … Read more

CEO ClearDATA Darin Brannan on $25M Series C raise

ClearDATA, the leading healthcare cloud computing platform and service provider, announced the closing of an over-subscribed $25 million Series C led by Heritage Group, HLM Venture Partners and Flare Capital Partners. Darin Brannan, President, CEO and co-founder ClearDATA, told us the funds will be used for sales and marketing as well as iterative platform development. … 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

Desert Angels moves up to #5 on HALO Report for most active angel investor groups in US

The Angel Resource Institute, Silicon Valley Bank and CB Insights released the 2014 Q1 HALO Report, a national survey of angel group investment activity, and ranked Tucson-based Desert Angels (DA) again as one of the top 10 most active angel groups in the country. Curtis Gunn, chairman of Desert Angels, tells AZTB, “Desert Angels are … Read more

Halo 2013 report – Desert Angels listed as top 10 most active angel investors in US

The Angel Resource Institute, Silicon Valley Bank and CB Insights released the 2013 Halo Report, a national survey of angel group investment activity, and ranked Tucson-based Desert Angels (DA) in the top 10 for most active angel groups in the United States-a first for DA. Curtis Gunn, chairman of Desert Angels tells AZTB, “Desert Angels … Read more

Desert Angels ranked as top 5 for most active investment angel group in US

The Angel Resource Institute, Silicon Valley Bank and CB Insights released the Q2 2013 Halo Report, a national survey of angel group investment activity, and ranked Desert Angels in the top five for most active angel groups in the United States for Q2. “Being ranked in the top five of the Halo Report is validation … Read more

Tucson Named "Hot Spot" by Entrepreneur Magazine

Tucson has been named one of the “New Hot Spots” for entrepreneurs by Entrepreneur Magazine. Featured in the August 2013 issue, Shane Reiser, co-founder of the Startup Genome, wrote about Tucson’s unique “entrepreneurial conveyor belt.” The article discusses the process of building a business in Tucson and how the entrepreneurial environment contributes to the success … Read more

Apple goes gold with Watch and MacBook

Today in San Francisco, CA, Apple announced the release date of its anticipated Apple Watch for April 24th and a surprise bonus with the unveiling of a new MacBook. The electronics giant also announced a partnership with HBO NOW, MacBook Pro 13″ and Air getting retina display, updates to Carplay, Apple Pay, iOS 8.2, and revealed … Read more