Tempe startup Fireline Science awarded competitive grant to improve online learning

Fireline Science

New Tempe-based startup Fireline Science has been awarded a competitive National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant.  Every year, America’s Seed Fund, powered by NSF, awards $200 million to startups and small businesses that work to create products and services with commercial and societal impact. Startups in science and technology can receive … Read more

Emailage determines fraud risk via e-mail

Ransomware, viruses, and fraud can all find its way to ones’ computer through email. A Chandler-based startup Emailage is the first in the fraud prevention space to use email to detect risk via email addresses. “We are providing intelligent risk assessment using an e-mail address as a key element to detect risk,” Rafael Loureiro, the … Read more

Seed Spot received $330k Kauffman Foundation Grant

Arizona-based business incubator Seed Spot was announced as one of eight companies awarded a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The grant was given to organizations that help entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses. READ: Female founders dominate Seed Spot fall 2015 venture class “We are incredibly excited to bring funding from the Kauffman … Read more

Farm-to-table meal service raises $4.5M, expands to AZ

Meal delivery service Sun Basket combines two markets — the demand for fresh, non-GMO groceries and the delivery system to provide these items to a customer’s door. The startup raised $4.5 million last month from 25 investors in its first round of funding. The operation began in January 2015 and has been growing 17% a … Read more

The Medical Memory aims to improve physician-patient communication, raises $2.1M

It happens more often than not, by the time a person walks out of a doctor’s office and gets home, the verbal details between patient-physician are forgotten. It’s so common that one health tech company is solving this problem by ensuring that you can review all the details of the appointment. Developed by Dr. Randall … Read more

CampusLogic raises $4.1 Million to expand financial aid platform

Ed tech startup CampusLogic raised $4.1 million from notable education technology investors and will use the money to increase sales, marketing and product development. The investment was led by NY-based venture fund University Ventures with participation from Continental Investors, Desert Angels, and Arizona Technology Investors-among other private investors. The ed tech startup creates SaaS solutions for … Read more

CEO ClearDATA Darin Brannan on $25M Series C raise

ClearDATA, the leading healthcare cloud computing platform and service provider, announced the closing of an over-subscribed $25 million Series C led by Heritage Group, HLM Venture Partners and Flare Capital Partners. Darin Brannan, President, CEO and co-founder ClearDATA, told us the funds will be used for sales and marketing as well as iterative platform development. … Read more

Zenefits $500 million raise means growth in Arizona

After launching in April 2013, Zenefits, the leading cloud HR platform, has raised a jaw-dropping amount of $500 million in a Series C round of funding led by Fidelity Management and Research Company and TPG-putting their valuation at $4.5 billion. This round is considered the largest private or public (IPO) financing round of any SaaS … Read more

Local gaming companies find success on kickstarter

Becoming the supreme ruler of a galaxy and competing against your friends has just become a possibility through the dice-based game, Tiny Epic Galaxies. Queen Creek-based Gamelyn Games recently completed another successful crowdfunding campaign through Kickstarter, raising  $411,693 when its goal was only $15,000 for Tiny Epic Galaxies. Gamelyn Games is no stranger to Kickstarter … Read more

Raising money? Then you better know your numbers – women in tech wrap-up

With more women entrepreneurs emerging in the tech market, raising capital is first and foremost on the minds of founders. During the AZTB women in technology breakfast, a panel of founders and an investor shared their secrets to getting funded. Numbers are one of the most important thing for any entrepreneur to know, Cathleen Raffaeli, … Read more