Arizona Tech Investors are active investors in early stage technology companies. We continuously seek investment opportunities and welcome applications from entrepreneurs directly or through referrals.
Unlike most venture capital firms; which have specifically defined investment theses; Arizona Tech Investors investment guidance derives from the interests of its membership. Currently, our investment interests are:
- Software as a Service
- Internet of Things
- Optics & Sensors
- New Materials
- Medical devices
- Electronic medical records
- We do not invest in retail, services not driven by technology, or real estate
Stage of Development
- Arizona Tech Investors focus mostly on “early stage” companies. To us, this means companies that (a) have created prototypes of their products or services; (b) have delivered them to at least a few potential customers for evaluation; and (c) those alpha- or beta-customers are willing to provide Arizona Tech Investors their observations about the company’s solution.
- Many of our portfolio companies received Arizona Tech Investors funding pre-revenue, but all had clear and relatively short paths to revenue generation.
- We are not, typically, “seed stage” investors, though, on rare occasions of exceptional promise, we will invest in very early companies.
- Arizona-based companies are encouraged to apply to Arizona Tech Investors directly.
- Companies located in the Southwest outside of Arizona are encouraged to apply to Arizona Tech Investors through introductions from their local angel group or venture capital firm.
- If an opportunity is introduced to Arizona Tech Investors by an angel group, venture capital firm, or well-respected investor, we will consider participation in companies located elsewhere in the US.
If your company fits these guidelines, we encourage you to apply to Arizona Tech Investors.
As a resource to help you plan your application to Arizona Tech Investors, we suggest Attracting an Angel: How to Get Money from Business Angels amd Why Most Entrepreneurs Don’t, by Arizona Tech Investors members Joe Bockerstette and Marty Zwilling. The book is a good primer on the angel investment process. It is available at Startup Professionals.