This expansion coincides with the growth of the technology company’s security and public safety operations and the emphasis on its new data-centric products.
PHOENIX, AZ, DEC 7: On Friday, Biometrica Systems, Inc., a Phoenix and Las Vegas-based technology company that tracks crime and criminals, announced that it was opening its first Phoenix-area office in Tempe on Monday, Dec. 10, kicking off the start of a Southwest-focused expansion.
“It made perfect sense for us to develop operations in the Phoenix area, especially when we’re also expanding into new verticals as a data company,” said Biometrica CEO Wyly Wade. “Phoenix, the nation’s 5th most populous city, is recognized as a growing innovation hub. Arizona is a great place to live and work on several parameters. And more importantly, our experience of the past few months has shown us that it also has a fantastic tech community, a community where people actively help each other. It is like no other place I’ve seen, in that sense.”
Wade added that to be based in Tempe was “the logical thing to do.”
“Any company’s greatest asset is its people and we believe the Tempe area is a hub for young talent looking for innovative organizations doing interesting things,” he said. “The U.S. News and World Report has named ASU the most innovative university in the country for all four years the category has been around.”
He added that, additionally, Arizona itself made sense. “The University of Arizona, based out of Tucson, has a serious research and tech pedigree, and there’s a network of other science and technology organizations around that are all actively focused on fostering a culture of diversity and technology in the state.”
StartupAZ Foundation Co-Founder and Director, Brandon Clarke, said he was looking forward to Biometrica’s Arizona journey. “It is high-growth ventures like Biometrica that are driving the economic vibrancy of greater Phoenix’s economy. Wyly embodies the type of entrepreneur StartupAZ exists to support; one that is keenly focused on growth and giving back to the community.”
Biometrica CEO Wade is one of the StartupAZ Collective’s leaders this year. The Collective is the StartupAZ Foundation’s signature initiative, designed to increase the performance and growth of the region’s highest potential startup companies. It is a meeting ground for entrepreneurs to combine their talent, network, and resources and help each other meet challenges and achieve milestones.
Biometrica CFO Nigel White said the company was happy to have kicked off its Arizona-focused 2019 initiative in 2018 itself. “We’ve made our first two local hires,” he said. “One is a software developer who came to Arizona with a background in law, went on to study at the Galvanize tech ecosystem’s Phoenix campus, and stayed on in the area. The second is a multi-generation Arizonan with a strong marketing and branding background, who grew up in the local law enforcement community, and has an inherent understanding of the work we do because of that.
Both are women. For a multi-industry focused data company, Arizona’s diversity of talent makes it an exciting place to be, at an exciting time for Biometrica.”
The company will be looking to hire between 20-25 people for its Tempe office in 2019, before further expansion in 2020.
Biometrica Systems, Inc. (www.biometrica.com) is a Nevada and Arizona-based technology company that creates software and systems with the intention of minimizing criminality. We have the country’s largest private multi-jurisdictional, 100% law enforcement verified database of arrests, attached to near real-time Facial Recognition, and a range of other biometric-enabled tools — including private, encrypted information networks and incident management software.
We work with and support the work of federal, state and local law enforcement, other first responders, criminal justice professionals (including nonprofits working in education, research and training), intelligence agencies, private investigators, process servers, and private sector security and surveillance teams. We are committed to doing our part in building better quality arrest and conviction data and more transparent access to that data.
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