Schola raises $2.5 million to help get children in the best schools

Correction: A previous version of this story stated that Schola did $125,000 revenue in 2020. The amount has been updated. Schola founder and CEO Jaime Martinez says it took a couple years’ worth of conversations to raise $2.5 million for the company’s second round of seed money. And yet Martinez says it was much easier … Read more

Software sector leads in deal flow for angel groups

Today the Angel Resource Institute at Willamette University released the Q3 2015  HALO report and software companies are leading the charge for deal flow, with the healthcare sector realizing an increase in overall funding. For number of deals, California blows the country away with 21.1 percent, with the Great Lakes and New England region tying … Read more

Shop with your voice, gamers and one second videos- Tallwave announce 5 startups for High Tide

Co-written with Jesse Millard And you thought six second Vines or Snapchat was all you needed to tell your story, how about one second clips? Elly, a social-based network, allows users to record one second clips, add music and hashtags, then stitch it all together for a longer compilation. This startup is just one of … Read more

Desert Angels moves up to #5 on HALO Report for most active angel investor groups in US

The Angel Resource Institute, Silicon Valley Bank and CB Insights released the 2014 Q1 HALO Report, a national survey of angel group investment activity, and ranked Tucson-based Desert Angels (DA) again as one of the top 10 most active angel groups in the country. Curtis Gunn, chairman of Desert Angels, tells AZTB, “Desert Angels are … Read more

22 AZ Startup Companies to Pitch at Arizona Center for Innovation Event

The fourth annual PitchDay at the Arizona Center for Innovation (AzCI) takes place Thursday, May 9th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. PitchDay at AzCI will showcase new innovation and an opportunity to network and support entrepreneurial growth in the community and across the state.  Statewide partners are invited to join in pitching to an audience … Read more