Welcome to the New and Expanded Gregslist Phoenix

Welcome to the new and expanded Gregslist at gregslist.com/phoenix. My curated list of software companies in Arizona started as a personal volunteer project over three years ago. It was used by founders, tech execs, job seekers, investors, service providers and tech community…

We Need More Phoenix Entrepreneurs to Think Bigger

A couple of years ago, I had lunch with some fellow tech entrepreneurs in downtown Phoenix. It was a really special lunch. Across the table from me was Steve Case, the billionaire co-founder of AOL. He is now a venture capitalist, author and business leader with the usual…

Why I Invested in the Arizona Founders Fund

Earlier this year I invested in the Arizona Founders Fund (AZFF.co), a new seed-stage venture fund that invests in early-stage software companies in Arizona. The fund has already made five investments in promising Arizona SaaS companies. AZFF also connects our experienced…

A Tale of Two Valleys – Silicon Valley and Phoenix

The SaaStr annual conference in San Francisco had several thousand early stage software company founders and leaders. This conference has doubled in size in each of the last two years. Then, earlier this week, I hosted the first SaaS Day at PHX Startup Week – a day filled…

10 Surprising Facts About the Software Industry in Arizona

I published Gregslist of Arizona Software Companies on this website one month ago, in August 2016. What started as my personal Evernote list of local software companies grew into a thriving web page to find cool Arizona tech companies and connect with them. The results have…

The Phoenix Startup Scene is Booming

I have been part of the Phoenix startup and software scene for 20 years, and I see ten times more activity in startups and fast-growth software companies in Phoenix than there was just five years ago. As an executive leader, I have helped two Phoenix software companies…