Ampsy expands operations to Scottsdale
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – April 4, 2016 - Ampsy, a worldwide leader in hyperlocal social content visualization and analytics for brands and agencies announced the expansion of its operations to its new location at 8100 E Indian School Road in Scottsdale Ariz.
Ampsy will grow its product engineering team at its Scottsdale location and has currently hired three new members to its management team. Ampsy launched after a successful debut at the annual SXSW Accelerator startup pitch competition in 2014. The company’s marketing arm will remain at its Hollywood office in Sunset Towers.
“We’re thrilled about our expansion to Scottsdale. The quality of life, cost of living, and growing tech base made it an easy decision,” said Jeremy Gocke, Ampsy’s founder and CEO. “The City of Scottsdale helped tremendously with the transition, advising us on how to quickly navigate company formation, tax and office space waters.”
“The City of Scottsdale is pleased to welcome Ampsy to our thriving startup and technology business sectors,” said Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane. “Scottsdale is quickly becoming home to many companies that find our business climate, quality of life and vibe attractive.”
With the move, Ampsy has also hired some key members to its team based in Scottsdale. Dave Rogers, formerly of Wildfire Interactive (Google), will lead software engineering and Mike Alonzo, formerly of User10 and GoDaddy, will lead product for the company. Michale Falato, a seasoned marketing tech sales executive, will lead the company’s sales expansion as VP of Sales. The company anticipates hiring additional design, development and sales talent in the near future.
The Ampsy platform offers brands live event media aggregation "as a service" through its proprietary media geofencing engine. Our live event social embeds are proven to increase fan engagement and time-on-site, solving a major leakage problem in the customer acquisition and retention funnel. In partnership with IBM Watson, Ampsy also delivers granular analytics to brand partners, including sentiment analysis, personality insights, and visual insights through IBM Watson’s best-in-class artificial intelligence technology.
Over 20,000 brands have used the Ampsy platform to create campaigns, including prominent brands like Jimmy Kimmel Live, American Idol Tour, Keith Urban, Britney Spears, Maria Sharapova, Zac Brown Band, KISS, and many more. Ampsy was a Top 8 finalist at the 2014 SXSW Accelerator Competition and subsequently named one of the 20 Most Interesting Technologies at SXSW by IPG Media Lab.
Ampsy is backed by prominent investors including Exponential Partners, Scout Ventures, Hivers & Strivers, Woodside O-Brien, former Amazon CIO Rick Dalzell, early Groupon investor Rich Heise, and several other angels.
About the City of Scottsdale
Scottsdale, one of Arizona’s 10 largest cities is a premier visitor location as well as a tremendous place to live and do business. It is home to 125 golf courses, 220 tennis courts, dozens of parks and hundreds of miles of bike paths and hiking trails, and a Downtown with more than 20 hotels, 90 restaurants, 320 retail shops and 80 art galleries. Scottsdale Airport and its surrounding Commerce Airpark area is headquarters to nearly 2,500 businesses with more than 48,000 jobs. The high-tech innovation center SkySong, located just a few miles from Downtown, is designed to help companies grow through a unique partnership with Arizona State University. Scottsdale was recently named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in the United States, and was honored as Arizona’s 2013 “eCity” by Google. For more information, visit ChooseScottsdale.com.
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City of Scottsdale
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