Press

Feb 5, 2019 CNBC

Viacom agrees to buy ad-supported streaming service Pluto TV for $340 million

Coplex alumni in the news: Viacom has agreed to acquire streaming service Pluto TV for $340 million in cash, the latest piece of its strategy to build a streaming business as consumers cut the cord.… Click to read more.

Jan 25, 2019 Phoenix Business Journal

Finalists announced for latest Venture Madness pitch contest

Coplex ventures in the news: Invest Southwest and the Arizona Commerce Authority have announced the 34 finalists selected to pitch for five $10,000 cash prizes at the 2019 Venture Madness conference.… Click to read more.

Dec 4, 2018 Phoenix Business Journal

Phoenix online staffing startup raises $1.3M funding; plans more hiring

Coplex venture in the news: An on-demand staffing firm for food and beverage contract employees has closed on a $1.3 million funding after going through Phoenix tech startup accelerator Coplex.… Click to read more.

Nov 27, 2018 Phoenix Business Journal

Gilbert dental software startup raises $1 million funding, names first CEO

A Gilbert-based dental-focused tech startup has raised $1 million in seed round funding and named its first CEO as it aims to offer an alternative to traditional dental insurance.… Click to read more.

Oct 19, 2018 Entrepreneur Middle East

Rise Of The Rest: Why Tech Startups No Longer Need To Be In Major Tech Hubs To Succeed

For the first time, US venture capital investment outside of Silicon Valley has eclipsed investment inside the valley, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. And this movement has no signs of slowing. In fact, this “rise of the rest” isn’t unique to the US- it’s gone global. … Click to read more.

Oct 9, 2018 Entrepreneur

5 Winning Strategies for Building a Tech Business Beyond the Bay Area

Another day, another incredible success beyond the borders of the Bay Area: Root Insurance Co., a digital auto insurance company that plans to expand nationwide by the end of next year, was valued at $1 billion after it raised $100 million in a Series D funding round. … Click to read more.

Sep 25, 2018 ITP.net

Top startup experts speaking at GITEX Future Stars

The GITEX Future Stars conference, which takes place from 14-17th October, will feature experts from some of the best known startups and disruptive tech companies in the world, including Sherpa and Lively, Reddit and BioConnect.… Click to read more.

Sep 5, 2018 Arizona Tech Council

QWICK LAUNCHES ON-DEMAND HOSPITALITY STAFFING PLATFORM

The on-demand gig economy is the new normal. Powered by innovations in technology, it is transforming how we travel, eat, sleep and now work. Introducing Qwick, a robust mobile-friendly, simple, cost-effective platform created to deal with the pains of staffing in the hospitality industry. … Click to read more.

Aug 15, 2018 Phoenix Business Journal

Entrepreneur: Biotech startup tests your blood in comfort of your home

Coplex Venture Feature: After losing his grandmother to Alzheimer's disease, Frederick Abraham felt hopeless against an illness without a cure.… Click to read more.

Aug 14, 2018 Entrepreneur

The Recession Is Coming: How to Set Up Your Company for Survival

To hear it from reporters covering the venture capital scene, startups are swimming in VC loot a la Scrooge McDuck. Numbers from Crunchbase claim that global VC money in the first quarter of 2018 beat the previous highs from 2017, bringing the market to its highest peak since the dot-com crash. Impressive -- but those numbers don’t tell the whole story.… Click to read more.

Jul 11, 2018 AZ Tech Council

July TechConnect AZ Podcast: Coplex Startup Founders

In partnership with Coplex, the Arizona Technology Council has launched the TechConnect AZ Podcast in an effort to share the incredible accomplishments of AZTC members and Arizona tech innovators in an easily-consumable, convenient format. You can learn more about the podcast and view available episodes here.… Click to read more.

Jun 28, 2018 Forbes

Is Curation The Answer In A Competitive TV Market?

Curation is nothing new to modern-day entertainment consumers. From Spotify to Hulu and everything in between, the entertainment market is saturated with options that collect existing content and offer it in a neat, tidy package. From playlists to recommendation engines, these popular offerings take the work away from viewers, many of whom are plopping in front of the TV to unwind and avoid making more decisions.… Click to read more.