ED  Science Foundation Arizona (SFAz)


     Office Locations:

1475 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 200
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Phone: 480-884-1786



  • Seed



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology



    Science Foundation Arizona (SFAz) was created in 2006 through the collaboration of three statewide CEO business organizations: Flagstaff 40, Greater Phoenix Leadership and the Southern Arizona Leadership Council to help diversify the Arizona economy with strategic research and development investments. In June 2006, the Arizona Governor and State Legislature appropriated $35 million to Science Foundation Arizona through the Arizona 21st Century Competitive Initiative Fund. Science Foundation Arizona (SFAz) is helping ensure Arizona's competitive future by investing in areas of strategic importance to the state including: Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Sustainable Systems (SUS) & Renewable Energy, and Biomedicine. To date, investment grants from state monies totaling $110 million. By incentivizing researchers to do work with high-impact commercial potential, SFAz grants have been directly responsible for: 24 new companies created; 207 patents applied for and/or issued; 23 technology licenses granted empowering entrepreneurs to build upon public research; and 1,865 direct jobs created. The organization also launched its Arizona STEM Network in 2012 that is designed to integrate STEM learning into classroom and school districts, develop and deploy a predictive analytics system to measure impacts, strengthen teacher effectiveness and create opportunities for business to create meaningfully engagement.

    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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    Craig Barrett Ph.D. Vice Chairman
    Donald Budinger Chairman
    Linda Coyle Director of Education
    William C. Harris President and CEO


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