Arizona is big.
Not Texas big, obviously; more like sixth-biggest state big. But Arizona can feel pretty empty, almost deserted you might say; only about 7 million people live there. And though the vast majority of the state may be desert, Arizona is an oasis of tech innovation. With such amazing natural wonders like the Grand Canyon and Saguaro National Park, there’s certainly no shortage of inspiration to create something big.
Arizona's Tech Sector
The Arizona tech scene spreads as far and wide as the Sonoran Desert, with company headquarters scattered across the state. With companies such as GoDaddy and PureChat in Scottsdale, ClearVoice and LeadFuze in Phoenix, Prospectify in Tempe, and Infusionsoft in Chandler. Arizona is bustling with startup, tech and B2B businesses.
This desert state is abloom with plans to increase its global investments, business prospects and technological know-how. In 2016, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council released the Metro Phoenix Global Investment Plan, with the goal of enhancing Phoenix’s global competitiveness. That same year, the City of Phoenix was awarded the U.S. President’s “E” Award for its contribution to export trade growth.
“Exporting is essential to the success of the businesses we work with,” Greg Stanton, Mayor of the City of Phoenix, said. “Every day we see the growth of Phoenix businesses, due in large part to exporting. This growth has enabled our Phoenix businesses to add jobs and support their local communities as they expand their bottom line while at the same time making a significant and valued contribution to the expansion of our export economy.”
In addition to growth via exporting, companies such as Uber, PayPal, Weebly, DoubleDutch and more are helping to increase the number of jobs throughout Arizona. According to Forbes, tech jobs rose 18.6 percent between 2010 and 2015, and Phoenix is expected to continue attracting new businesses, startups and entrepreneurs.
Meanwhile, Phoenix ranked among the top 25 rising American technology epicenters in the 2016 Innovation That Matters study. This joint research project compiled by D.C. startup incubator 1776, Free Enterprise and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, “examines and ranks 25 cities’ readiness to capitalize on the inevitable shift to a digital economy.”
ARIZONA TECH AND STARTUP HIGHLIGHTS:
- A hub for Arizona’s tech scene, TechAZ provides information on events, jobs, startups, funding and more.
- Galvanize is a collection of urban campuses where people can learn essential tech skills. The Galvanize Phoenix learning community is based in the 2-square mile Warehouse District.
- Gangplank is a free collaborative workspace to help entrepreneurs learn from each other and grow their businesses, with locations in Avondale, Chandler and Queen Creek Arizona (and Virginia and Ontario, too).
- A member-supported collaborative coworking space in Phoenix, Co+Hoots, supports a community and blog, as well as hosts events and more.
- #yesphx is a “unifying banner that every founder, startup, and organization can rally behind without concern for the agenda or bottom line they’re supporting.”
- The Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation is a full-service business incubator located in Central Phoenix.
- StartUpAZ Foundation is a part of the Arizona Community Foundation focusing on connectivity, capital and talent.
- Arizona’s online tech news source, AZ Tech Beat, provides coverage on events, jobs, startups and more.
- The Greater Phoenix Economic Council works to achieve an “economically sound and sustainable region.”
- Check out the City of Phoenix Economic Development for information on new developments, small business wage growth and more.
- Focused on growing and strengthening Arizona’s economy, The Arizona Commerce Authority works with businesses to recruit, grow and create in Arizona.
- Startup Grind Phoenix is a global community for entrepreneurs providing conferences, events and more.
- Arizona Tech Investors are looking for investment opportunities in high growth seed and early stage IT and Life Sciences startups across Arizona and beyond.
- The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, SkySong, is focused on innovation, technology and economic expansion.
- A free five-day event on Feb. 19-23, 2018, PHX Startup Week is for anyone interested in the Phoenix startup scene and entrepreneurship.
- SEED SPOT is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to supporting all social entrepreneurs with programs in Phoenix and Arcosanti.
- Arizona Innovation Challenge awards $3 million annually for promising technology ventures.
- Check out AngelList Phoenix for information on companies, investors and jobs.
Some Arizona-based startup founders believe the success of their companies are in part due to basing their startups in the Grand Canyon State. J.T. Marino and Daehee Park, co-founders of Tuft & Needle, decided to run their mattress store out of Phoenix instead of Silicon Valley.
They wrote in Tuft & Needle Magazine, “ As it turned out, somewhat to our surprise, Phoenix as a city and as a place to start a business was unusually attractive — and more than a little underrated.” They then cite the costs of living and business and Arizona’s work climate as contributing factors.
Regarding prospective employees Marino and Park continue, “There’s surprising diversity in Phoenix — Californians, Midwesterners, East Coast transplants, Mexicans, Native Americans — which adds to the richness of the place and to the crop of people we can recruit from.”
Meanwhile, Heidi Jannenga, president and co-founder of WebPT, believes that the support of the Phoenix community was key in helping her business become what it is today. Jannenga wrote in Medium, “Thanks to an uprising of collaboration among business and community leaders, the disparate tech community has come together to form a more unified voice and vision — and that movement has breathed new life into Arizona’s job market and economic development.”
Note: Only software vendors on G2 Crowd with headquarters currently in Arizona are included in graph.
With Arizona quickly emerging as a tech scene stronghold, we have compiled data on the state of the Arizona B2B tech scene. This list includes all of the top-rated products on G2 Crowd which have parent companies headquartered across the state of Arizona. To qualify, products must have at least 10 verified user reviews.
For each product, we have compiled a report on each company’s product, financials and work culture details (as available). We rely on data collected from G2 Crowd’s more than 300,000 B2B software and services reviews, and from public data sources such as LinkedIn, Crunchbase or vendor’s websites.
This report features 16 B2B Arizona companies ranging from help desk applications to CPQ solutions.
Top B2B Arizona Tech Companies in 2019
With an impressive 99 reviews on G2 Crowd, WebPT is a leader within our Arizona-based products. WebPT provides rehab therapy businesses with scheduling documentation, billing, reporting and more. It has ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies four years in a row.
With an impressive 149 reviews on G2 Crowd, SpyFu is both a High Performer in the SEO category and a leader within our Arizona-based products. SpyFu provides businesses with keyword, adwords, SEO and PPC research, rank trafficking, website traffic improvement and more.
3. Pure Chat
With an impressive 118 reviews on G2 Crowd, Pure Chat is both a HIgh Performer in the Live Chat category and a leader within our Arizona-based products. Live Chat helps small businesses generate leads through live chats, visitor analytics, website engagement management and more.
With an impressive 339 reviews on G2 Crowd, GoDaddy is both a Leader in the Website Hosting category and a leader within our Arizona-based products. GoDaddy helps businesses grow their online presence by providing users with domains, websites, hosting web security and more.
With an impressive 15 reviews on G2 Crowd, LeadFuze is a leader within our Arizona-based products. LeadFuze helps businesses’ sales teams with by providing lead generation solutions. They provide automated list building, email outreach and more.
With an impressive 13 reviews on G2 Crowd, Prospectify is a leader within our Arizona-based products. Prospectify provides businesses with sales intelligence solutions including CRM cleanup, account-based prospecting and more.
With an impressive 21 reviews on G2 Crowd, ClearVoice is a leader within our Arizona-based products. ClearVoice connects brands, agencies and freelancers to simplify the content creation and collaboration process. This content marketing solution features freelancer matching, automated content workflow, campaign creation, management tools and more.
With an impressive 12 reviews on G2 Crowd, Ryver is both a High Performer in the Team Collaboration category and a leader within our Arizona-based products. Ryver provides companies with team communication and task management solutions. Featuring open forums, direct messages, task management and more, Ryver seamlessly integrates with all your tools to keep your business on task.
With an impressive 340 reviews on G2 Crowd, Infusionsoft is both a Leader in the CRM All-in-One category and a leader within our Arizona-based products. Infusionsoft provides customizable templates and tools to help businesses create online storefronts and sell their products. Choose from CRM, analytics, marketing and sales automation, integrations and more.
With an impressive 16 reviews on G2 Crowd, Axosoft is a leader within our Arizona-based products. Axosoft is a product management tool that helps business plan and manage tasks. Featuring priority ranking, time estimation, workflows, daily scrums and more, no project is too big or too small for Axosoft to help manage.
With an impressive 11 reviews on G2 Crowd, InfinityHR is a leader within our Arizona-based products. InfinityHR is an HR management software providing businesses with benefits, time, payroll, ACA compliance solutions and more. This cloud solution is designed to streamline communication between staff and administration, creating a happier workplace.
With an impressive 12 reviews on G2 Crowd, Pinnacle Cart is a leader within our Arizona-based products. Pinnacle Cart provides businesses with an all-inclusive e-commerce solution to help increase traffic, conversions and sales. This solution provides features for store build and design, payment methods, orders and fulfillment, reporting tools and more.
With an impressive 25 reviews on G2 Crowd, Bolste is a leader within our Arizona-based products. Bolste is an all-in-one collaboration and communication software. Businesses turn to Bolste to streamline email, file-sharing, calendars, tasks and more.
With an impressive 10 reviews on G2 Crowd, AppointmentPlus is a leader within our Arizona-based products. Appointment Plus provides businesses with time and money saving online appointment scheduling. This solution provides over 500 preference settings allowing your small to enterprise-sized company to structure the scheduler to fit all of your business needs.
With an impressive 15 reviews on G2 Crowd, Allbound is a leader within our Arizona-based products. As a PRM system, Allbound allows businesses to efficiently communicate, market, and organize partnerships. By providing a single, multi-tasking platform, Allbound simplifies the once-complicated process of managing partnerships.
With an impressive 15 reviews on G2 Crowd, LeadMD is a leader within our Arizona-based products. LeadMD is a marketing automation service that helps businesses optimize their marketing strategy. With sales and marketing strategy, tactical execution and support, as well as 360-degree creative and development services, LeadMD provides an end to end marketing service.
Other B2B Arizona Tech Companies
While we recognized only the best 16 SaaS and service tech companies in Arizona, there are still an abundance of other tech companies impacting the B2B scene in Arizona. Here’s a rundown of other Arizona B2B software and service companies with their founded dates and total employees.
|360 Cloud Solutions||360 Cloud Solutions||42||n/a|
|Automation Centre||Tracker Suite||6||1994|
|Axway||Axway 5 Suite||1,953||2001|
|ICM Document Solutions||InfoCenter||52||n/a|
|Infinity Software Solutions||Broker PRO||51||2002|
|JDA Software||JDA Inventory Optimization||3,564||1985|
|Ronzio Enterprises Inc||Trainual||n/a||n/a|
|Succinct Software LLC||StandupTime||n/a||n/a|
|SyCara Local||SyCara Local||4||2010|
|Symmetry Software||Symmetry Payroll Forms||21||1984|
|TM Cloud Inc||TM Cloud||4||n/a|
|Uva Software, LLC||scanii||n/a||2011|
|VFP Consulting||VFP Consulting||41||2015|
For any questions about the methodology or data included in this piece, or to request that your Arizona B2B tech company be added, please reach out to Editorial Team Lead Jakub Rudnik at firstname.lastname@example.org.