WebPT appoints Dr. Heidi Jannenga to Prez

Back in 2008 when husband and wife team Heidi and Brad Jannenga launched WebPT, they didn’t realize the impact their web-based electronic medical record solution for physical occupational and speech therapists would have on clinics and turn into one of the fastest growing companies in the nation as well as a shining star in the … 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

CampusLogic closes $7.5 million Series A round led by Continental Investors

Video contribution by Xavier Smith Instead of mounds of application paperwork and the angst of waiting weeks and wondering if you will get financed for college, it will only take a few clicks. CampusLogic, the first student financial aid self-service platform, is moving the archaic method of applying for college money into a “mobile and … Read more

Companies prepare for battle at 1st annual SaaS Ping Pong tournament Oct. 1- video

Bats, blades and backspins will take center stage on October 1. Players from around the Arizona SaaS community will descend upon the Allbound office in the hopes of taking home the win and bragging rights for their company as champion of the 1st annual Arizona SaaS Ping Pong tournament. Companies have sent their top players packed with … Read more

Booker, all-in-one service commerce platform, expands to Scottsdale bringing jobs

For many small business owners like Renee Moore of SpaFly, a mobile spa, she spends more than a desirable amount of time on administrative tasks rather than going out and getting clients. New York City-based Booker, an all-in-one service commerce platform, has expanded to Scottsdale and ready to help small businesses like SpaFly streamline daily tasks … Read more

Tips to hiring SaaS firms with local and offshore talent – Fred von Graf, Web3Mavens

Staying lean is a priority for startups and cutting costs while maintaining quality is key-especially during the development phase. With the challenge of finding low-cost, quality engineers, startups might turn to SaaS firms that use a blend of local and offshore talent to build out their product or website. Fred von Graf, founder and managing partner … Read more

3 must dos for next gen of enterprise software – Heidi Williams, Box – Girls in Tech Catalyst

The enterprise software industry is projected to be a $335 billion industry. Heidi Williams, senior director of platform engineering at Box, a cloud content sharing platform for businesses, shared her experience building out products for Box and three key factors users and firms expect from the next generation of enterprise platforms. Going mobile: Everything is mobile and users want to be … Read more

Phoenix Startup Week ignites Valley – wrap up video

Co-written with Tishin Donkersley, M.A. and photo and video contributions by Thomas Hawthorne Starry eyed entrepreneurs flocked to events across the Valley during Phoenix Startup Week- a weeklong event which consisted of over 130 events, several happy hours and a plethora of speakers giving vital information about how to run a successful startup. [youtube]http://youtu.be/07IhjxwC2e4[/youtube] The … Read more

Calculators required – SaaS metrics you need to attract investors

Photo contribution Thomas Hawthorne Class was in session at Axosoft headquarters during Phoenix Startup Week when founder of Pure Chat Hamid Shojaee spoke about metrics every Software as a Service (SaaS) firm needs to know to build their business and attract investors. Shojaee said none of these metrics help out a SaaS firm if they aren’t in … Read more

Infusionsoft appoints new CFO to the team

Infusionsoft, creator of the leading sales and marketing software for small businesses, has captured the heart of another Silicon Valley financier and today announced the appointment of Curtis Smith to Chief Financial Officer. Smith was former CFO of Keynote Systems, a public SaaS company specializing in cloud testing and monitoring. Last year, he led the successful … Read more