The most important slide in your fundraising pitch deck

Pitching to investors is intimidating at best, devastating at worst. Founders can spend hours building just the right presentation. But the reality is, potential investors really only need to see one thing. Veteran tech entrepreneur and investor Hamid Shojaee told April 2021 PHX Startup Week attendees that in order to be successful at fundraising, all you … Read more

AZ Tech Podcast Episode 9: Romi Dhillon, CEO & Co-Founder, Sonoran Founders Fund

Ruminder (Romi) Dhillon believes in Arizona’s potential to produce startups that can deliver what he calls “Bay-area results.” In fact, that belief is the foundation of Romi’s mission at Sonoran Founders Fund. As co-founder and CEO of Sonoran Founders Fund, Romi is responsible for not only finding the next big venture, but also constantly evangelizing … Read more

Postscript hopes to give Shopify companies “secret sauce” to success

Postscript is bringing one-on-one human connection to e-commerce by way of our text inboxes.  Postscript CMO Mike Manheimer says that text messaging, when done correctly, has the potential to be “magical” for e-commerce companies. And yes, he used the word magical.  Manheimer says that not only can SMS messaging offer customers a better experience, it … Read more

Lucid Motors on its way to becoming a publicly traded company

Lucid Motors

Lucid Motors announced a merger agreement Monday night with special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Churchill Capital IV Corp. (CCIV) propelling the EV company toward an IPO.  After the announcement, CCIV stocks plummeted for two days in a row, closing down 18.5% at $28.70 a share on Wednesday. As part of the deal, Lucid will receive approximately … Read more

ReSuture wins $256K for R&D funding

ReSuture, a medical technology company based in Surprise, has been selected for the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award. ReSuture will receive $256,000 in funding for research and development to improve its unique system used for surgical training.  The SBIR award program looks to support innovative proposals that have the potential to … Read more

AZ Founders Fund named most active VC in Arizona

According to a recently published report from CB Insights, Arizona Founders Fund was named the most active Venture Capital firm in Arizona. Lead by Romi Dhillon, AZ Founders Fund has made investments in a number of Arizona startups, including: With a focus to help founders and tech startups in Arizona, AZ Founders Fund boasts that … Read more