Sonoran Founders Fund plans to raise $10 million to invest in local, regional startups

The Sonoran Founders Fund, led by CEO and co-founder Romi Dhillon and co-founders Dan Burns, Cathy Eckstein and Kevin Groman, plan to raise and invest $10 million into Southwest-region pre-seed and seed-stage startups in 2021. According to the fund’s website, the group looks to invest in the SaaS, marketplaces, AI, Fintech, Edtech and healthcare IT … Read more

4 Arizona companies honored on EdTech 150

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The ASU+GSV Summit, a collaboration between Arizona State University and Global Silicon Valley, announced its annual EdTech 150 list, highlighting 150 of the leading and most transformational private companies in the Education Technology industry that focus on global learning. The list includes 4 companies headquartered in Arizona. Chandler-based CampusLogic and Scottsdale companies Parchment, Proctorio and … Read more

Sensagrate partners with Innoviz Technologies to increase road safety

road safety

Sensagrate, a software company based in Scottsdale, and Innoviz Technologies, which is headquartered in Israel, announced a partnership to enable a variety of Smart City applications meant to create safer cities by improving road safety. Sensagrate has created the Smart City technology, as well as data analytics and reporting products, to monitor traffic, pedestrian and … Read more

SaiOx partners with company to supply respiratory devices in India

SaiOx India

SaiOx, a Tucson-based ventilator company, has teamed up with XrossFusion, a medical device firm in India, to deliver critical respiratory equipment technology to hospitals in India. SaiOx developed the helium-oxygen respiratory assist device called Hespiro to help treat patients with respiratory conditions, including Covid-19. The air we breathe is made up of about 79% nitrogen … Read more

ASU’s commitment to Arizona’s economy

Novus Corridor

National Economic Development Week is wrapping up, but what isn’t ending this week is ASU’s commitment to helping businesses thrive in Arizona and contribute to the state’s economy. ASU’s Economic Development team works to help businesses succeed in our pro-business state by positioning them within reach of talented people and a multitude of resources at … 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

Phoenix in top 10 for most startups

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The Arizona tech community has experienced significant growth, thanks to companies moving and expanding here. Startups are another big reason for a more vibrant tech scene, as many entrepreneurs are purposely coming to Arizona to start their tech companies.  The numbers support this growth. According to the recently revised U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 Business Dynamics … Read more

Ideapreneurs, this competition is for you

.Tech Domains, the new domain extension for the tech sector, announced a nationwide pitch competition — pitch.tech — for idea-stage entrepreneurs to win $10,000 in equity-free funding and over $100,000 in startup benefits.  The competition is in partnership with Startup Grind, a community of startups, founders, innovators and creators.  The Covid-19 pandemic’s effect on many … Read more