Tucson evolves into a hot spot for technology and innovation

There’s a reason why nationally-recognized companies such as Amazon, Caterpillar, Raytheon Missile Systems, Bombardier, GEICO, Homegoods, Hexagon Mining, and other powerhouses set their sights and sites on Tucson. How did this former seemingly small college town transform into a home for more than 1 million people, 160 new and expanding companies, and a dynamic, expanding downtown?


UA Startup to Bring Holographic Video Glasses Into View

Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences have developed a new breed of augmented reality display that is capturing high-tech imaginations. Inventor and professor Nasser Peyghambarian, Ph.D., has been working on video holograms for over two decades…


UA-focused venture capital fund raising another $100M

The founders of a venture capital fund formed to invest in companies spawned from the University of Arizona have launched a second fund with a goal of raising $100 million…


UA-focused venture fund invests in advanced antenna maker

A venture-capital fund focused on University of Arizona technology has invested in Freefall Aerospace, a UA spinoff that has developed a new, steerable antenna for satellite and ground-based communications…


UA-focused venture fund invests in alum's job-matching company

A venture-capital fund focused on University of Arizona spinoffs has announced its fourth investment since its founding last year, backing a Phoenix-based startup with an online platform to help hotels and restaurants quickly find temporary workers…


UA-focused venture fund makes its first investments

A new, early stage venture capital firm aimed at supporting University of Arizona technology spinoffs has made its first three investments...


U Arizona-focused venture fund makes its first investments

UA Venture Capital Fund LLC, founded earlier this year by Tucson businessmen Fletcher McCusker and Michael Deitch, made investments in startups Codelucida, which has developed error-correction technology for data storage drives; Regulonix, which is commercializing a new kind of non-opioid painkiller; and Post.Bid.Ship., which is marketing an online trucking app that automatically connects shippers of goods with haulers.

The exact amount of each investment is confidential, but McCusker said the average investment was $2 million...


Tucsonan launches venture-capital fund to support UA tech start-ups

Local businessman Fletcher McCusker has founded a new venture-capital fund designed to support University of Arizona technology startups...