Technology Investing

PADT is committed to improving and growing the technology startup ecosystem in the state of Arizona through a strong commitment of time and resources applied to mentoring, networking, and investing. This page summerizes the investments that PADT has made in companies and in orginizations that support the tstartup community.

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Celerative

Invested: June, 2008
Business: Software, Optimized CNC Machining
VoluMill is a collection of software tools from Celeritive that deploy the companies Ultra-high performance toolpath (ULPT) technology as a stand alone solution or as an embedded module in most of the leading Computer Aided Manufacturing tools.

VoluMill

Fenzian/Eumedics

Invested: September, 2009
Business: Medical Devices, Biofeedback Therapy
Focused initially on the treatment of asthma, Fenzian has developed a non-invasive and painless system using the bodies own electric circuit.
Exit: March, 2010

Fenzian

XO-Thermix

Invested: July, 2008
Business: Medical Device, Thermal Ablation
PADT was involved as founders in XO-Thermix Medical. The company was formed to take novel patented technology for inexpensive heating during treatment to market for a variety of applications.

XO-Thermix Medical

Sycara

Invested: August, 2011
Business:Software, Search Optimization Tools
Real world needs drove the technologists behind Sycara to develop a suite of online tools for professional web management companies to use in Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The tools have shown strong early success with customers by delivering significant time savings.

Sycara

ATI Sidecar Fund 1

Invested: June, 2011
Business: Angel Fund

PADT has diversified our investments and supported a broader group of local startups by also participating in the ATIF Sidecar Fund 1. As of July of 2013 the following companies received investments from the fund:

Kinetic Muscles Inc.

Invested: July, 2008
Business: Medical Device, Stroke Rehabilitation
KMI is a pioneering medical device company focused on creative solutions for rehabilitation after a stroke. Their Hand Mentor and Foot Mentor products are on the market now and are helping people around the world recover faster.
Folded: Summer, 2014

Kinetic Muscles Inc

Strongwatch

Invested: February, 2010
Business: Defence, Surveillance Hardware and Software
Strongwatch is focused developing products around its Autonomous Surveillance Technology. These products have immediate military and civil applications, and are being adapted for business and consumer use.

Strongwatch

Serious Integrated

Invested: April, 2010
Business: Electronics, Flat Panel Modules
Serious Integrated was formed to provide off the shelf modular flat panel solutions. Their products combine both hardware and software in single package that can be put into use by OEM's and inventors in a fraction of the time required when designing and building your own solution.

Serious Integrated

Rocket Crafters

Invested: August, 2011
Business:Aerospace: Rocket Motors and Spacecraft
Rocket Crafters is a company that has developed several truly disruptive technologies for the rocket motor and spacecraft industries. They are bringing these tools together in a way that could establish them as a leader in several aerospace markets.

Rocket Crafters

Veebow

Invested: November, 2012
Business:Software, Coupons/Loyalty Rewards on Mobile
Veebow started as a smart-phone based coupon system for retailers and resteraunts. In 2014 the company rebranded as Veebo and focused on loyalty rewards and direct to consumer marketing. We are watching to see how the relaunch goes.

ATI Sidecar Fund 2

Invested: October, 2013
Business: Angel Fund

PADT has diversified our investments and supported a broader group of local startups by also participating in the ATIF Sidecar Fund 2. As of July of 2013 the following companies received investments from the fund:

ATI

PADT's primary avenue of engagement is through the Arizona Tech Investors (formerly ATIF). We have found this group to be made up of knowledgable and serious business people who are enthusiastic about the potential for technology startups in Arizona.

Arizona Technology Investors Forum

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