Digital Air Strike named leader in six different consumer technology categories

Digital Air Strike, a Scottsdale-based startup designed to help car dealers improve marketing and  customer engagement, has received awards in six different consumer technology categories as part of the 17th annual Dealers’ Choice Awards program from Bobit Media. This is a record number of awards for Digital Air Strike (DAS), and the company was one … Read more

GitKraken acquires Git extension, the company’s second acquisition in a month

GitKraken (formerly Axosoft), a Scottsdale-based Git productivity and collaboration company,  has acquired GitLens, a Git extension for Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code (VS Code). The acquisition is GitKraken’s second in less than a month, as it acquired Git integration for Jira in September. GitLens was created by Eric Amodio in 2016. It’s a free, open source … Read more

July roundup: Arizona tech stayed hot in the heat of the summer

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July proved to be another big month for Arizona tech, with local companies raising millions, out-of-towners relocating to the Valley, and plenty of events and cohorts popping up to support startups. This month, we put a spotlight on diversity and talked to leaders from around Phoenix to give founders tips on how to diversify your … Read more

Thinkzilla Founder Velma Trayham is new to Phoenix and wants to help companies diversify workplaces, not portfolios

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“What the hell am I going to do there?” That’s what Thinkzilla CEO Velma Trayham said to herself when she started thinking about moving to Phoenix. Trayham had heard from a friend that the Phoenix startup ecosystem was really starting to emphasize the importance of diversity in business. And, well, diversity and inclusion is Trayham’s … Read more

Looking for a job in tech? Here’s a list of tech startups hiring this year

You no longer need to move to Silicon Valley to have a successful career in tech. Arizona’s tech ecosystem is growing fast. Arizona tech startups are announcing raises, major semiconductor and EV companies are expanding here and local capital is increasing. Arizona’s tech sector even continued its rapid growth during the pandemic, ranking eighth in … Read more

22 of Arizona’s major tech developments in May

Arizona saw some big tech developments in May, from expansion, acquisitions and life-saving partnerships to raising millions for local and regional startups. Another possible TSMC expansion in Arizona Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world’s largest chipmaker, may expand even more in Arizona. Reuters reported in early May that sources familiar with TSMC’s expansion plans said … Read more

Phoenix in top 10 for most startups

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The Arizona tech community has experienced significant growth, thanks to companies moving and expanding here. Startups are another big reason for a more vibrant tech scene, as many entrepreneurs are purposely coming to Arizona to start their tech companies.  The numbers support this growth. According to the recently revised U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 Business Dynamics … Read more

Packed hopes to make it easier to pay your restaurant check with new app

Packed wants to make it quicker and easier than ever before to close your tab or pay your check. Founder and CEO Dylan Munn enthusiastically describes his company’s mission to “elevate the dining experience.” He says research has shown that paying the bill has the potential to sour even the best meals. So, instead of … Read more