The parent of City Securities Corp. finds itself at a crossroads with the May death of its 95-year-old vice chairman, Danny Danielson, and with his brother-in-law, Chairman John Peterson, approaching 83 years old.
The 48-story Chase Tower, the state’s tallest office building, has more vacant space than it has had in decades. But increasing speculation in the local office market that Salesforce.com will take a big chunk of space there could mean it is poised for a turnaround.
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill by a voice vote that would force banking regulators to classify investment-grade municipal bonds as liquid assets. The bill was written by Rep. Luke Messer, an Indiana Republican.
It’s immensely difficult for tech firms to quickly build and sell technology software or hardware without a sizable venture war chest. Nevertheless, at least a few central Indiana firms have managed to grow at a healthy pace without trading equity stakes for cash.
Many startups, here and elsewhere, secure venture capital funding by touting their market traction, revenue growth and other statistics, all in an effort to prove to investors that they’re good bets. However, a look behind the scenes of High Alpha and three other big venture deals last year suggests that, oftentimes, landing capital has more to do with relationships and luck than with metrics.