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Startup Moving To Tempe In City's Efforts To Grow Tech Scene
What do Adam Levine, lead singer of the pop group Maroon 5, and Tempe’s tech scene have in common?
The answer is a company called Varsity Tutors, a startup that offers live, online tutoring. Levine happens to be one of their financial backers.
They’re based out of St. Louis but have also had offices in Scottsdale — until now.
The company has outgrown that Scottsdale space so they’re moving to Tempe to a new mixed-use development near Loop 101 and 202 called Rio2100.
The development is part of Tempe’s broader efforts to grow a tech scene in their city, according to Mike Sunnucks, who covers real estate for the Phoenix Business Journal.
I spoke with Sunnucks about this effort at the Business Journal’s downtown offices.