Raising capital is more like a marriage – TIE AZ Roundtable wrap up

Photo contribution from Thomas Hawthorne, co-written with Tishin Donkersley The Tempe Center for the Arts was buzzing as investors, entrepreneurs and TiE AZ members networked and threw back a few cold ones at the TiE AZ Venture Capital Roundtable. The event included a panel of venture capitalists (VCs) from Silicon Valley and the Southwest who shared … Read more

Silicon Valley and Southwest venture capitalists to speak at TiE VC Funding Roundtable event

Prominent venture capitalists will be coming to Arizona February 17th for TiE AZ 13th Annual Venture Capital Funding Roundtable to network, meet local entrepreneurs and critique local startup’s pitches. Aside from all the networking and panel discussions, local startups Force Impact Technologies, Endovantage and Primo IAS will present their product to a panel of visiting venture … Read more

MRAM manufacturer Everspin closes $29 million Series B

Chandler-based MRAM manufacturer Everspin Technologies Inc. closed on a $29 million Series B round after more investors joined in the round. Everspin’s added two more investors, GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Western Digital Capital, to reach the $29 million finish line. The other investors in the deal include New Venture Partners, Lux Capital, Sigma Partners, Epic Ventures, and Draper … Read more

AZ Startups Need Muscle and Money

  Is there money in Arizona to fund startups? Well where is it? This was the main question posed at the Phoenix Business Journal’s Tech Titans event Thursday evening to leaders in the sector. According to the Journal’s article “Show Me the Money” Francine Hardaway, co-founder and partner at tech accelerator Stealthmode Partners in Chandler, … Read more