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The show where Entrepreneurs, High Level Executives, Business Owners, and Investors come to share insight and ideas about the future of business.

BRT 2.0 looks at the new trends in business, and how classic industries are evolving. We Profile the current Players weekly in an Interview format to give you an inside look, to learn from their own experiences.

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Sep 13, 2021

Hamid of AZ Tech Beat on Technology, Software, Startups & Angel Investing in Arizona

- BRT S02 EP 37 (84) 9-12-21



5 Things We Learned This Week...

  • Difference of Angel Investing vs Venture Capital
  • Working With & Advising a Startup
  • Valuations of Tech Co's vs Standard Business
  • Why Software is Such a Good Business Model
  • Importance of Teams in Software Co's


Guests: Hamid Shojaee AZ Tech Beat         

Hamid talks all thing AZ tech, Startups and what the world of an Angel Investor really looks like. His 2 decades + of experience is laid out, from starting and running software companies, plus exited the industry to now an Angel Investor mentoring the next generation of Startups.



Hamid (Founder of Axosoft and Pure Chat) has always had a passion in helping Arizona's up-and-coming tech talent. Since 2010, Hamid has been involved with various AZ tech initiatives, including bringing tech founder and CEOs together, investing in startups and helping push the #YesPHX community forward.

Axosoft – software tools for software development

PureChat – live chat software for websites

Hamid is a 20 year + software veteran who’s built four different multi-million dollar SaaS products in the last twenty years. He recently sold two software companies, Axosoft and Pure Chat, and has been advising and investing in Arizona-based startups for nearly a decade. He recently announced he’ll be investing $10 million in promising Arizona tech startups. Hamid is also host of the AZ Tech Podcast, where he interviews Arizona’s most successful founders, investors and doers.

AZ Disruptors is founded by Hamid Shojaee (@hamids) and Lawdan Shojaee (@lawdan) as a vehicle to invest in for-profit companies that want to make the world a better place, with a geographical focus on Arizona’s tech ecosystem. Working with startups and investing (20 companies). The criteria listed on the website for a Startup to be considered for investment.

AZ CoWork was founded by Hamid and Lawdan Shojaee as a way to support and foster the next generation of fast-growing tech companies in Arizona. They designed the 12,000 square-foot space, which conveniently sits directly below Axosoft and PureChat, to cater specifically towards tech startups through hosting various local startup groups and events, providing mentorship opportunities, and cultivating a community of like-minded founders. 

AZ Tech Beat is Arizona’s online news source for everything related to technology and science. We aim to highlight the efforts of the talented Arizonans trying to make a positive impact in the world. We also produce AZ Tech Podcast (, a weekly show featuring conversations with some of Arizona’s most interesting founders, investors, scientists and other doers. Covers the AZ Startup community, the struggles and people involved. Find the podcast library here, watch the interviews on YouTube or listen on your favorite podcast app.

AZ Tech Beat is founded by Hamid Shojaee and financially supported by the Shojaee Foundation. Stories are written and reported by Adrienne St. Clair (@agestclair) and Abby Sharpe (@byabbysharpe).


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