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Higher Ed Growth makes Inc. 5000

Higher Ed Growth

Higher Ed Growth (HEG) recently ranked No. 3065 on Inc. magazine’s 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This marks the company’s third consecutive year on the exclusive Inc. 5000 list. HEG has seen its three-year growth rate increase 111 percent. The company credits the launch of innovative, new edu contact center… Read More →

Watch Mayor Stanton shoot hoops tonight at tech fundraiser

123RF.com, Dave Broberg

DoubleDutch, the City of Phoenix and Downtown Phoenix, Inc. have teamed up to host the first-ever Valley Oop! three-on-three startup basketball tournament. Valley Oop! will bring together 24 teams – including one led by Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton – from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 19 at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Stanton and DoubleDutch CEO… Read More →

JDA Software announces $570M equity investment

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JDA Software Group, Inc. announced Friday it completed an agreement with funds managed by Blackstone (NYSE: BX) and New Mountain Capital (NMC) to effect a recapitalization of the company through a $570 million equity investment. The new capital will be used to fuel JDA’s product innovation and growth plans to deliver next generation cloud-based solutions and accelerate… Read More →

ON Semiconductor named to 2016 ‘Who’s Who in Business’

123rf.com: Buchachon Petthanya

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON), driving energy efficiency innovations, today announced that it was named to the Arizona Republic’s prestigious 2016 Who’s Who in Business list, as one of the Top 10 Publicly Held Arizona Companies. Additionally, two of the company’s executives were listed among the state’s highest ranking women—Debbie Brogan, vice president of corporate program… Read More →

Nima Kelly: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Nima Kelly

Nima Kelly, executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, GoDaddy Officially, Kelly is responsible for all things legal at GoDaddy — mergers and acquisitions, governance, litigation and intellectual property matters. Unofficially, she is somewhat of a corporate historian because of the tenure and is often referred to as “VP of everything.” Advice: “Broaden your horizons and… Read More →

APS and Phoenix Suns team up to provide STEM grants

Arizona School Choice Trust

What do cardboard boat races, worm farms, robot coding and solar car design have in common? They are all recent classroom projects funded by STEM mini-grants from APS and the Phoenix Suns. And, effective immediately, Arizona K-12 teachers in public and charter schools within the APS service territory are invited to apply for STEM mini-grants… Read More →

Virtuous Software raises $1.5M in Seed 2 funding round

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Virtuous Software, a pioneering nonprofit CRM software, today announced it has raised $1.5 million in its latest funding round, bringing the total raised to $2.2 million since 2015. The round was led by Access Ventures. The capital will be used to launch key new relationship automation features and increase the company’s marketing and sales efforts, allowing the company to accelerate its mission of helping charities… Read More →

Arizona Technology Council and AOIA forge partnership

123rf.com: Buchachon Petthanya

In a move to boost their ongoing efforts to grow the science and technology sectors of Arizona’s economy and increase the number of high-paying jobs in the state, the Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Optics Industry Association (AOIA) Monday announced the two organizations have signed a collaborative agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, the… Read More →

Kami Cothrun: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Kami Cothrun

Kami Cothrun, founder, Pieceful Solutions Cothrun is the founder of Pieceful Solutions schools, which opened in 2008 to offer children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental delays a comprehensive program from kindergarten through 12th grade. Advice: “Never give up. I’m a believer in the saying, ‘Where there is a will, there is a way.’ No matter what… Read More →

Scottsdale-based Accolade raises more than $70M

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Accolade, Inc., an on-demand healthcare concierge for employers, health plans and health systems, announced it has raised more than $70 million in new Series E funding led by Andreessen Horowitz and with participation from Madrona Venture Group and others. Accolade will use the capital to expand its technology platform, R&D, and sales and marketing initiatives… Read More →

VincentBenjamin named one of nation’s top staffing firms

JLL

VincentBenjamin, a leader in providing workforce solutions in finance, accounting and IT workplaces, announced it has been named to the 2016 Staffing Industry Analysts Fastest Growing Staffing Firms. VincentBenjamin ranks No. 17 out of 112 firms on the list of nationwide staffing companies. “All of us here at VincentBenjamin are honored and proud of this particular award,”… Read More →

Fountain Hills-based Launch Financial offers free teledoc benefit

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At a time when the insurance industry is seeing a wider variety of plan availability, types and packages, Launch Financial has announced the release of its Outlook Gap Plan powered by Pivot Health — the ultimate insurance supplement. A one-stop-shop for complementary deductible coverage, this gap plan is the first of its kind. It embeds death… Read More →

Sharon Bondurant: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Sharon Bondurant

Sharon Bondurant, founder and CEO, Tech Finders Bondurant started the tech recruiting firm from her spare bedroom 18 years ago and has built it into a $4 million+ firm that finds exceptional talent for Arizona companies. Surprising fact: “I was really shy and insecure growing up. My biggest regret: being too scared to try out for seventh-grade cheer.… Read More →

What are the best tech tools for business owners?

Self-Service Technologies, Technology

Small business owners have ranked their favorite tech tools and apps in SurePayroll’s third annual favorite tech tools survey, part of the July 2016 SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard®. Google Drive was the most used app among small business owners – for both organization and Cloud storage. SurePayroll asked small business owners and entrepreneurs nationwide to… Read More →