Fintech startup Dovly raises $3M in bridge funding

Dovly, a Phoenix-based fintech startup, has announced a $3 million bridge funding to help the company support massive growth plans over the next six to 12 months.  To date, Dovly has seen significant momentum, with the company reporting year-over-year growth of 800%. The bridge funds will be used to help Dovly keep up with this … Read more

Major Edtech company Transact Campus appoints new CEO

Transact Campus, Inc. (Transact), an edtech company that enables educational institutions to offer user-friendly payment transactions connected across an entire campus, has announced the appointment of Nancy Langer as the company’s new CEO.  As CEO, Langer will oversee Transact’s campus commerce technology, as well as the company’s huge ecosystem of integrated payments and ID solutions. … Read more

Scottsdale-based Symmetry to be acquired by $3.8 billion fintech startup Gusto

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Gusto, a cloud-based HR management software, just announced plans to acquire Arizona-based tax-software company Symmetry. This is the $3.8 billion fintech startup’s second acquisition this summer. The deal, which is expected to close later this month, is meant to allow Gusto to build out its existing small business-focused software. Symmetry is used by employers including … 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

Pay for school lunch and field trips in one click with edutech startup Skookii

When it comes to parents paying for their children’s school items, it’s often 5 dollars here for lunch, 10 dollars there for a field trip, and keeping track of it all can be a challenge. One Arizona startup is creating an all-in-one school payment system for parents to manage such school-related items. Skookii, an engaging … Read more

Refinance your home over a mocha with Loanatik – TechCrunch Disrupt

Video editing by Xavier Smith Getting a home refinanced could mean thousands of dollars of savings for a family, but the process of filling out mounds of paperwork, managing credit reports and dealing with layers of banking representatives is a huge time suck and brain drain. [youtube]https://youtu.be/qeSnQQyGFM4[/youtube] Demo of Loanatik at TechCrunch Disrupt Loanatik is … Read more