Botco.ai wins TiE50 Award for innovation in AI technology

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Botco.ai has been named a 2021 winner in TiEcon’s TiE50 Awards Program. The company is one of 152 winners worldwide, but the only winner from Arizona.  Winners of this award gain visibility and exposure to sponsors, partners and investors, including venture capitalists and angel investors. Winners also have access to thousands of dollars in credits … Read more

SiteLock acquired by New Jersey company

SiteLock Acquired

Sectigo, a New Jersey-based web security solutions provider, acquired Scottsdale-based SiteLock earlier this month.  SiteLock is a leading provider of website security protection and monitoring. Through this acquisition, Sectigo expands its product capabilities and network, and gains more than 16 million websites currently protected by SiteLock. Demand for web security hit an all-time high as … 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

Ideapreneurs, this competition is for you

.Tech Domains, the new domain extension for the tech sector, announced a nationwide pitch competition — pitch.tech — for idea-stage entrepreneurs to win $10,000 in equity-free funding and over $100,000 in startup benefits.  The competition is in partnership with Startup Grind, a community of startups, founders, innovators and creators.  The Covid-19 pandemic’s effect on many … Read more

Canadian electric vehicle company ElectraMeccanica breaks ground on new Mesa facility

ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp., Canadian electric vehicle (EV) company, broke ground on its first U.S. based assembly facility and engineering technical center planned for Mesa. It’s the third groundbreaking for an EV manufacturing facility in Arizona since 2019.  “Today marks a momentous occasion for our company,” Paul Rivera, the company’s CEO, said in a statement. Rivera … Read more

The most important slide in your fundraising pitch deck

Pitching to investors is intimidating at best, devastating at worst. Founders can spend hours building just the right presentation. But the reality is, potential investors really only need to see one thing. Veteran tech entrepreneur and investor Hamid Shojaee told April 2021 PHX Startup Week attendees that in order to be successful at fundraising, all you … Read more

Arizona tech entrepreneur legend Pat Sullivan shares his best wisdom in latest AZ Tech Podcast episode

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Have you ever wanted to sit down with a seasoned entrepreneur and pick their brain on everything they know and have learned over their years? Well, this episode is for you. Local tech entrepreneur legend Pat Sullivan is almost 70 years old and has no desire to stop working in tech and building companies. Pat … Read more

Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC plans even bigger expansion in Arizona

The world’s largest chipmaker looks to double down on Arizona. Reuters reports that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) may build several new semiconductor facilities, or fabs, in Arizona, in addition to an already planned fab in Phoenix. TSMC currently manufactures most of its chips in Taiwan, with older facilities in China and Washington state. But … Read more

Clate Mask says he’s back in charge of Keap, formerly Infusionsoft, in latest AZ Tech Podcast episode

Keap, formerly known as Infusionsoft, is one of Arizona’s most successful software companies, but the company’s had really high highs and really low lows. In this episode of AZ Tech Podcast, Keap co-founder Clate Mask shares the intimate and emotional roller coaster that comes with building a $100 million revenue SaaS company, including the three … Read more

Data connectivity platform LiveRamp will hire at least 100 with Phoenix expansion

LiveRamp, a B2B data connectivity platform based in San Francisco, announced it will build an office in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. They plan to hire at least 100 new employees.  The company is looking for full-time, highly skilled workers, including executive leaders. LiveRamp will initially focus on hiring positions in Customer Support, Customer Success and … Read more