How to land a meeting (or ten) with venture capitalists

What do all good business ideas have in common? That’s easy. They all need money, from thousands of dollars to even millions, to get off the ground.  Maybe you can fund your idea by yourself. Perhaps you can ask family and friends to invest in the beginning. You might even be able to find some … Read more

Arizona tech non-profits partner to help entrepreneurs raise capital

Non-profit collaborative network Arizona Collaboratory, Inc. and the Arizona Technology Council have formed an alliance to help Council members solicit and raise capital from investors around the U.S. Arizona Technology Council members now have access to the Arizona Collaboratory portal, giving new opportunities to emerging entrepreneurs and businesses to gain capital. “Our goal is to … Read more

National Venture Capital Association ranks Phoenix among top 20 cities for tech startup funding

The National Venture Capital Association released their Q3 2014 Venture Capital Investments report of the top 20 metropolitan areas receiving funding through September 30, 2014. As expected, startups in the tech bubble, San Francisco and Silicon Valley, received about half the funding. According the report, investments focused on startups in SaaS, telecom and business services. … Read more

Mobivity Secures $11 Million from Private Financing

Mobivity Holdings Corp. (OTCQB: MFON), a chandler-based, award-winning provider of proprietary mobile marketing technologies and solutions with over 11,000 local advertisers currently using their technology and the inventor of C4, a unique, enterprise-grade platform empowering brands to engage mobile consumers across multiple channels, announced today the completion of $11,013,208 million in private financing. The money breaks … Read more

"Don't Fall In Love With Your Plan" Rick Smith of TASER – Entrepreneur Advice From Arizona Innovation Summit

Arizona Commerce Authority and MIT Enterprise Forum Phoenix hosted the first Innovation Arizona Summit yesterday at Tempe Center for the Arts. Hundreds of entrepreneurs, techies and investors gathered to learn more about improving our community and the importance of networking. The day featured two types of speaking —breakout sessions made up of more focused topics … Read more

Free Lunch Fridays Hits Phoenix

Startups need money, resources-and a free lunch! AZ Tech Beat, in partnership with Seed Spot, will be hosting Free Lunch Fridays in Phoenix. Free Lunch Fridays, a non-profit organization, has one simple goal-to provide community, content, connections and access to capital to the startups and entrepreneurs who fuel the ecosystem. The program runs the last … Read more