Tempe tech startup Prospectiy.io plans for expansion
Mar22

Tempe tech startup Prospectiy.io plans for expansion

Prospectify, a Tempe based company from the Techstars cohort, announced in a press release this past Monday that they have successfully raised $1 million dollars in seed funding. This investment was led by Geekdom Fund from San Antonio, as well as Arizona Tech Investors and other strategic angel investors. The Techstars cohort is a global ecosystem that helps entrepreneurs build great businesses, making it a great group for startups...

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Who are you rooting for during this year’s Venture Madness?
Feb22

Who are you rooting for during this year’s Venture Madness?

Brackets are all the rage when March arrives. While most people will certainly think of basketball first and foremost, there’s another type of tournament that’s creating that same feeling of passion and support that fans exude each year for their favorite teams. This is all thanks to Invest Southwest and their yearly event, Venture Madness. When creating a startup, the hardest part is breaking out of the infancy phase. Whether it’s...

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The Official 2016 TechAZ Recap
Jan17

The Official 2016 TechAZ Recap

From raising money and expanding operations to IPOs and brand new startups, 2016 was a banner year for the TechAZ scene. Many great Arizona companies saw a lot of changes, which confirmed another exciting year of tech growth in AZ. Whether it was raising as much as $160 million in financing or adding new locations, there were plenty of business wins in 2016. Below, we detail the highlights of last year’s tech scene. Reach out to...

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You could win up to $10,000 in GoDaddy’s “Small Business Stories” contest
Dec14

You could win up to $10,000 in GoDaddy’s “Small Business Stories” contest

GoDaddy and Audience Awards are teaming up this winter to host the “Small Business Stories” video contest, which will award a total of $21,500 to ten innovators around the world. GoDaddy, one of Arizona’s top tech companies and the world’s largest cloud platform for small businesses, has always been invested in Phoenix-area entrepreneurship. Now they’re going global by partnering with Audience Awards, a content sourcing platform that...

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Meet Karen Katzorke
Oct21

Meet Karen Katzorke

Karen Katzorke is Executive Director of Invest Southwest, a local nonprofit that has helped raise over $300 million for startups over the past two and a half decades. Invest Southwest’s programs, like Venture Madness and the Improving Investability Workshop series, help local entrepreneurs learn how to best raise capital for their businesses. In fact, this year’s Venture Madness is coming up on November 1—and Invest Southwest is...

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