AZ TechBeat is Arizona’s online news source for everything related to technology and science. We aim to highlight the efforts of those who are trying to make a positive impact in the world.

AZ TechBeat is founded by Hamid Shojaee (@hamids) and financially supported by the Shojaee Foundation. Stories are written and reported by Adrienne St. Clair (@agestclair)

Hamid is a software veteran who’s built four different multi-million dollar SaaS products in the last twenty years. He recently sold two software companies, Axosoft and Pure Chat, and has been advising and investing in Arizona-based startups for nearly a decade. He recently announced he’ll be investing $10 million in promising Arizona tech startups. Hamid is also host of the AZ Tech Podcast, where he interviews Arizona’s most successful founders, investors and doers.

Adrienne is a multimedia journalist who specializes in audio/video reporting and producing. She’s traveled across the United States and Mexico, reporting and producing stories on things like immigration, politics and water contamination on U.S. military bases. Adrienne graduated with a master’s degree from  ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She also produces the AZ Tech Podcast with Hamid.

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