Mesa blockchain startup raises $1.4 million, merges with other blockchain company

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IPAssets Technology, a Mesa-based blockchain integration specialist, announced a $1.4 million funding round that included a merger with Mango Farm Assets. The proceeds from this funding will be used to accelerate the company’s branded platforms, which include MangoFarmAssets.com, RavencoinIPFS.com and TheAssetMarketplace.com, and Ice Wallet, IPAssets’ flagship cold storage wallet that is coming later this year. … Read more

Arizona startup funding: Hammoq raises $3M, Better Agency raises $2.1M

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Arizona startup funding continues to increase, allowing businesses to grow. Phoenix-based Hammoq and Mesa-based Better Agency recently announced seed round raises. Hammoq raises $3 million Hammoq announced a $3 million seed round late last month. The startup known as “the Shopify for e-commerce businesses” uses its platform to automate time-consuming tasks, including auto-listing products, cross-listing … Read more

Social Leverage raises $99 million for fourth venture fund

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Social Leverage, a Scottsdale-based venture capital firm, raised $99 million for its fourth venture fund.  The VC group, made up of managing partners Howard Lindzon, Gary Benitt and Tom Peterson, are looking to invest in early-stage SaaS, fintech and consumer startups.  Peterson told the Phoenix Business Journal that the partners look for companies on the … Read more

CellTrust secures $10.5 million in funding from Kayne Partners

Co-written with Tishin Donkersley Scottsdale-based CellTrust, a company that offers mobile device security solutions, announced today it secured $10.5 million in Series A funding from Kayne Partners, a private equity group. With this round, CellTrust intends to build out its infrastructure and hire additional team members to keep up with high demand for its products. “Our entire team … Read more