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

$100,000 pot up for grabs at Venture Madness 2016 – applications open now

Video editing by Xavier Smith Following his win, Gregg Scoresby, CEO of CampusLogic exclaimed “I’m going to Disneyland!” All kidding aside, Scoresby did leave the stage with bragging rights as the Invest Southwest Venture Madness (VM) champion and cash to put back into his company. This Arizona-based event is where 64 early-stage startups battle, in a “March Madness” … Read more

Grayhawk Capital closes $70M Venture Fund II

Grayhawk, a southwest venture capital firm, announced the closing of its $70M Venture Fund II. Out of that fund, they have made four investments to date, all software related, and two out of four were from Arizona: Contatta $1.4M Series Seed Preferred and appsFreedom $2M Series A. Out of state investments include: Alianza (Utah) $2.5M … Read more

ASU Foundation awarded $1M venture capital fund for accelerator programs

The Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority (MCIDA) has awarded a $1 million grant to the ASU Foundation for A New American University to create a venture capital fund. The fund will be invested in companies that benefit from ASU-supported accelerator programs, helping them take the next step in their development with early-stage manufacturing startup support. … Read more

Pitch your company for a cash prize at TiE Arizona Rapid Fire Angel Pitch! Deadline ends tomorrow!

TiE AZ is now accepting entries for the annual Rapid Fire Angel Pitch event for 2013. This event gives entrepreneurs the chance to pitch their company in front of a panel and audience and a lucky winner will receive a cash prize. TiE Arizona strives to inspire, foster and support entrepreneurship in Arizona. The company also … Read more

Seed Spot Incubator Expands to 14,000 Square Feet

Last night, Seed Spot held an open house to show off their new office space on the southwest corner of Thomas Rd. and Central Ave. in downtown Phoenix. With 14,000 total square feet of developed space, Seed Spot takes up the entire 7th floor of the recently renovated building and is prepared for growth. Co-founders … 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

Arizona Named Top 10 States to Start a Business

Entrepreneur magazine named Arizona one of the top 10 places to start a business — hailing our startup community, innovation and investment resources. So in case you were wondering, or debating a move, Arizona is the place to be for high-tech businesses. What they raved about: “The Southwestern state hosts the Arizona Innovation Challenge each year … Read more

Parchment Inc. Receives $23.5 Million for its Series D Fund from Top VC Firms

Founded in 2003, Parchment has become the leader in the electronic transcript exchange business. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, they make it painfully easy to manage school transcript(s) online, and send / receive them to / from any educational institution. Having current integration with over 9,000 high schools nationwide (translating to over 30% of the market), … Read more