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Phoenix-based Carvana closes $160M funding round


Carvana, the leading national online auto retailer and creator of the world’s first coin-operated Car Vending Machine, today announced it closed a new $160 million Series C funding round, bringing total funding to $460 million. This funding round will be used to support Carvana’s growth, including expanding physical operations and Car Vending Machines to new… Read More →

Fermentation Festival launches in Phoenix


Fermenting is an ancient food preservation technique that has been widely used throughout history and on every continent.  Recent research has shown a strong link between consumption of fermented foods and maintenance of a healthy gut. Fermentation “festivals”, which gather community and promote awareness of natural, restorative foods, have been rapidly gaining popularity, and many… Read More →

Phoenix ties San Francisco for No. 1 in tech job growth

Self-Service Technologies, Technology

Businesses looking for office space in the nation’s hottest tech markets should expect to pay a premium – and a hefty one in many of the top tech cities, according to a new research report by CBRE Group, Inc. The report, which analyzes the top 30 tech cities across the U.S. and Canada, showed an… Read More →

GM Officially Opens Information Technology Center

Chandler Innovation Center

General Motors is adding to its roster of Information Technology Innovation Centers with today’s grand opening of a facility in the Phoenix area. The center, which will enable GM to in-source the company’s innovation capabilities and tap into a pool of new and experienced IT talent, joins innovation centers already operating in Warren, Mich., Austin,… Read More →

Software firm picks Valley as U.S. HQ

Stealth Software CEO Gerard Warrens.

Stealth Software CEO Gerard Warrens announced Tuesday that the Netherlands-based company will locate its United States headquarters in Arizona, which the company selected over Austin, New York and Silicon Valley. The software development and marketing company based in Luxembourg announced plans to open its U.S. headquarters and hire 200 people in metropolitan Phoenix. Warrens said… Read More →

Ashton Woods Tops List of Most Trusted Builders in America

by in Featured | Real Estate

Trust is the new currency by which customers evaluate the merits of new-home builders, according to ground-breaking national research of more than 21,500 new- home shoppers in the Lifestory Research Most Trusted Builders in America Study SM. The study finds that three-fourths of customers (76 percent) report that trust is a critical criterion by which… Read More →