Arizona’s 25 largest venture capital deals of 2020, as reported by PitchBook Data, https://www.pitchbook.com. List ranked by deal value. Other information points include closing date, deal type, company focus description, and participating investors.
Recreate Now, a Valley company formed to assist and inspire women over 40 to start their own businesses, held its first pitch event for eight entrepreneurs on Jan. 15, a sort of graduation ceremony for its initial cohort of recruits.
It has been a record-setting year for Arizona entrepreneurs and their companies, which collectively pulled in well over $1 billion in outside financing from venture capitalists and private equity firms in 2021.
When Gregg Scoresby launched CampusLogic in 2011, he quickly realized he was among only a handful of early disruptors building large-scale software companies in Arizona. Bret Larsen had a similar experience when he launched the health care delivery platform eVisit in 2014.
LawLytics, an Arizona software company that helps lawyers build their own websites, has been acquired by the Smokeball-LEAP-InfoTrack Group, an international collection of tech companies serving lawyers.
For decades Arizona was defined by agriculture, but as the economy developed and diversified, the Grand Canyon State has grown into a blooming technology hub that has gone into overdrive since the Great Recession.
Last week, the Arizona State Legislature voted in favor of extending the Small Business Capital Investment Incentive, a program commonly called the angel tax credit that’s designed to encourage investment into startups by giving a tax break to the people writing checks.
Virtuous, a Phoenix nonprofit fundraising software platform, announced Friday it has acquired RaiseDonors, a Dallas-based company in the same space as it looks to spread its footprint and service offerings.
After years of corporate suitors reaching out to acquire Chandler-based fraud prevention startup Emailage Corp., it has closed a deal with LexisNexis Risk Solutions’ parent company for a reported $500 million in cash.
Schola Inc., a Phoenix-based ed-tech startup that helps parents research and enroll children in schools, has raised $875,000 to enhance its software-as-a-service offering and expand its marketing reach.
Allbound Inc., a Scottsdale-based partner relationship management software provider, has raised $2 million to enhance its customer software, expand into Europe and almost double the company’s headcount.
PK Fields has some words of caution for entrepreneurs looking to score a prize or investment out of the plethora of pitch contests that have sprung up in the Phoenix area as the startup scene begins to flourish.
EY has announced the finalists for its 2018 Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards in the Mountain Desert region, recognizing entrepreneurs who excel in innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their business and communities.
Arizona companies — at least the top-flight ones — are not lacking when it comes to finding investors.During our roundtable with angel and venture capital investors, we asked participants what was their biggest recent success. Here’s what they had to say.
Arizona and the Valley have an ongoing challenge with venture capital — the problem is there’s still a lack of it. What’s missing, at least now, are more people who want to fund innovative startups flourishing around the Valley.
Clean Router, a Mesa-based software startup that blocks pornography and other inappropriate internet content, beat out 64 early-stage companies to win the fourth annual Venture Madness business competition March 10 in Scottsdale.
Arizona saw $22 million in venture capital this quarter, a 226 percent increase in dollars invested compared to last year’s third quarter, according to the recent MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Twelve Arizona company finalists – from Taser and CampusLogic, to Co+Hoots and EpiFinder – have been named in the 20th annual Spirit of Enterprise Awards as local businesses who have helped vault the state forward in job creation and growth.