Data connectivity platform LiveRamp will hire at least 100 with Phoenix expansion

LiveRamp, a B2B data connectivity platform based in San Francisco, announced it will build an office in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. They plan to hire at least 100 new employees.  The company is looking for full-time, highly skilled workers, including executive leaders. LiveRamp will initially focus on hiring positions in Customer Support, Customer Success and … Read more

Scottsdale is Arizona’s biggest home for tech

So far this year, Scottsdale has the highest number of software companies in Arizona. This insight comes from a 2021 Q1 analysis by Gregslist, an online resource that provides information on Phoenix software companies, SaaS growth and software industry talent.  Gregslist reports that Scottsdale has a total of 258 software companies, which is about 36% … Read more

Knox Financial launches in Phoenix, giving property investors a new resource for increasing returns

“Definitely not for sale,” reads the Knox Financial lawn sign, which looks just like a “home for sale” sign post. “Turn your home into an income property,” the rest of the sign reads.   Knox Financial, a Boston-based fintech company focused on property investors, launches today in Phoenix. David Friedman, one of the company’s cofounders and … Read more

Arizona company raises $5M to try to become the “Henry Ford of Space”

Tucson-based startup Phantom Space recently raised $5 million in seed investments in order to fund their ultimate goal to become the “Henry Ford of Space.”  Talk about ambition. Remember Henry Ford? He founded Ford Motor Company and introduced the Model T, which was the first car that middle-class Americans could afford. He developed the assembly … Read more

AZ Tech Podcast Episode 13: Jamie Baxter, Co-founder & CEO, Qwick

Jamie Baxter’s company Qwick was almost a casualty of the pandemic. As an on-demand staffing startup for food and beverage contract employees, the shutdown of the food and beverage industry was nearly a death sentence. But Jamie and his team made some hard decisions, like laying off 60% of their staff and the remaining employees … Read more

Lithium-ion battery recycling plant coming to Gilbert

Li-Cycle, the largest lithium-ion battery recycler in North America, has announced plans to build its third recycling facility in Gilbert.  This “Spoke 3” facility will be able to process up to 10,000 tons of dead batteries and battery manufacturing scrap a year. The company’s other two “spokes,” or facilities, are located in Rochester, N.Y., where … Read more

AZ Tech Podcast Episode 4: Jenny Poon, Founder & CEO, CO+HOOTS/HUUB

Entrepreneurship is in Jenny Poon’s DNA. Her parents own and run a Chinese/Vietnamese restaurant in Minnesota and they worked hard so that Jenny could go to college and get a good job. They didn’t want her to have to start a business like they did.   But, that’s exactly what she did.  Jenny’s been running … 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