About Us

Where vision & capital intersect

invisionAZ is creating, promoting, and leading the framework that allows tech, innovation, and investment to flourish in Arizona. To support a vibrant innovation ecosystem, invisionAZ provides the foundation for significant capital formation, creates an ecosystem to support innovation and growth, and develops a culture and regulatory environment that is attractive to entrepreneurs.

PILLAR 1: CAPITAL FORMATION

Creating A Fund

invisionAZ will create an Arizona “mothership” investment fund to establish a local connection for investment communities.

PILLAR 2: ECOSYSTEM

Creating a Community Where Startups Thrive

invisionAZ will leverage current resources to encourage collaboration, develop a structure for funding innovation, and will focus on public policy that will ensure the growth of Arizona’s innovation.

PILLAR 3: CULTURE AND CONNECTIVITY

Creating a Culture of Innovation

By partnering with Arizona’s government leaders and creating tech-driven events that attract influential leaders from across the country, invisionAZ will craft a culture that supports connectivity, collaboration, and innovation.

Our Story

invisionAZ was created to close the gaps in Arizona’s vibrant tech ecosystem. At the First Annual AZ Tech Innovation Summit in March of 2017, leaders in the technology industry shared their insights on the strengths and weaknesses of Arizona’s innovative ecosystem. The blueprint of invisionAZ was developed based on this dialogue and the organization was formed to transform the Valley into an attractive environment for entrepreneurs.

A collaborative group of business, civic, political, and venture capital leaders have come together to assemble a solutions-based plan to address these gaps. invisionAZ will provide Arizona’s tech ecosystem with real solutions to further position the state as a leader in the new economy.

Our Policy Focus

As an agent for progressive policy change and the driver for the important issues that impact innovation in Arizona, invisionAZ is committed to promoting policies and a legislative agenda that aligns with the growth of Arizona’s innovation ecosystem and continued economic development.

Fintech Regulatory Sandbox

In March 2018, at the 2nd Annual AZ Tech Innovation Summit, Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation establishing Arizona’s FinTech Sandbox.   The Sandbox offers visionary thinkers a platform to test unique, tech-based services and products without first obtaining full state licensure or other onerous authorization that would otherwise be required.

Startups, entrepreneurs and established companies can launch products on a limited, temporary scale to consumers to test innovative products, services and business models in the real market without incurring the regulatory costs and burdens that would otherwise be imposed.

Arizona’s PropTech Sandbox

At the 3rd Annual AZ Tech Innovation Summit, Governor Doug Ducey established the first-in-the-nation PropTech Sandbox. The PropTech Sandbox removes barriers to business entry, providing companies with a controlled testing environment without excessive regulatory burdens and costs.

Upon application approval, Arizona PropTech Sandbox participants are granted limited access to test in the Arizona market without first obtaining full state licensure or other authorization that would otherwise be required.

Learn more about our Founders and Board.