Global company Comarch to build major data center in Mesa

Comarch, a global software house headquartered in Poland, has announced plans to build its $22 million, 32,000-square-foot, North American Data Center in Mesa.  The company currently houses its data center services for its North American and South American clients in temporary offices in Chicago and Columbus, Ohio, in the U.S., and Montreal and Toronto in … Read more

Tucson-based Simply Noted celebrates sending its one millionth handwritten note

Simply Noted, an automated handwritten note company based in Tucson, just produced its one millionth note after just two and a half years in business.  Rick Elmore, the company’s founder, sent that note to his former marketing professor Tirthankar Roy, who teaches in the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. Elmore credits Roy … Read more

What’s going on with EV in AZ? Here’s the latest

Arizona is quickly becoming a hub for electric vehicle manufacturing and the rest of the country is taking note.  There’s so much going on with major EV companies here, including Lucid Motor Company, Nikola and Atlis Motor Vehicles, that it’s hard to keep up. Thankfully, we’ve done the work so you can get up to … Read more

Phantom Space names new VP as part of continued expansion

Tucson-based tech startup Phantom Space Corporation continues its push to become the “Henry Ford of Space,” rolling out a major expansion plan.  The space transportation technology company has hired Mark Lester, former CEO of Alaska Aerospace Corporation, as Vice President of Launch Operations.  This hire coincides with the company’s new 32,000 square foot facility in … Read more

Qwick planning big growth for 2021, adding to Arizona’s growing tech economy

Qwick, the Phoenix-based on-demand staffing platform for the food and beverage industry, will add more than 100 new employees this year — further evidence that Arizona continues to stand out as an up and coming tech ecosystem coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic.  To say that Qwick struggled in 2020 would be an understatement. The … Read more

YellowBird closes seed round with more than $1.7 million in funding

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YellowBird, a gig economy marketplace headquartered in Phoenix, has closed its seed capital raise with more than $1.7 million in funding. The YellowBird marketplace connects businesses with vetted Risk and Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) professionals on-demand for projects of any size. The professionals are vetted with a five-step process that includes background and accreditation … Read more

Arizona Technology Council wins major awards in Greater Phoenix Chamber IMPACT Awards

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Arizona Technology Council was awarded the 2021 IMPACT Business of the Year, as well as the Exceptional Innovator Award in the Small to Medium Business category from the Greater Phoenix Chamber. The Arizona Technology Council was founded in 2002 and is the major trade association in Arizona for science and technology companies. It’s designed to … Read more

Ibrahim Mesbah says he’s hoping to build the Amazon of buying and selling car parts in latest AZ Tech Podcast episode

Ibrahim Mesbah wasn’t planning to build a multimillion dollar company. While he worked at PayPal, he developed a passion for finding e-commerce solutions. He was helping a friends’ brother source auto parts a few years ago at a Honda dealership here in the Valley and he saw how complicated and inefficient the process was. From … 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