A  Arizona Technology Investor Forum


     Office Locations:

11445 E. Via Linda, Suite 2-511
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
Phone: 480-965-2825



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    Founded by Dr. Thomas Duening in 2007, the Arizona Technology Investor Forum (ATIF) is an investment community of accredited private equity investors, venture capitalists, corporate investors, and institutional investors. The group's investment focus is Arizona-based technology companies seeking $100K to $2M investment in a wide range of industry sectors, including software, medical devices and services, consumer Web, green technology, and biotechnology. The group will consider companies from outside the region, but have a preference for deals with strong ties to Arizona. ATIF members have invested in 29 companies, providing over $7.2 million in capital. The members invest their own personal resources directly in companies and through ATIF Sidecar Funds. Launched in 2011, Sidecar I was ATIF's first fund/ Sidecar Fund I, now closed, invested in 8 companies in 18 months. Over 75 ATIF members, guests and partners attend four Investor Meetings a year in Tempe, Arizona to view presentations from leaders of the selected ventures. Three promising Arizona-based technology ventures are selected to present at each meeting. ATIF is a member of the Angel Capital Association (ACA), a professional alliance of angel groups.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Daniel Schulz Director
    James Goulka Managing Director
    Michael Hool Director


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