Vontoo CEO to receive TechPoint Trailblazer Award

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Longtime entrepreneur and investor Robert Compton will receive TechPoint’s 2010 Trailblazer Award for his contributions to the state’s high-tech sector, the organization announced Monday morning.

Compton has been involved in launching and supporting several companies, including Software Artistry, Aprimo, ExactTarget and Interactive Intelligence. He is the founder and CEO of Indianapolis-based Vontoo, which provides permission-based phone messaging to universities and other groups.

“When you try to chart the progress of Indiana’s technology sector over the last two decades, most roads seem to lead back to Bob Compton,” Jim Jay, TechPoint’s president and CEO, said in a prepared statement.
Compton will receive the honor at TechPoint’s annual Mira Awards program, which is set for May 15 at the Westin downtown.

TechPoint is a part of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership’s initiatives focused on the state’s fastest-growing economic clusters.


  • Congratulations!
    Congratulations to Bob! This award could not have gone to a more deserving Indiana investor/entrepreneur. So glad he decided to invest in Indiana 20 years ago. It's amazing how many local companies he's believed in, funded, and supported. Thanks for helping "blaze the trails" for the rest of us!

  • Vontoo Shut Its Doors
    What's all this BS about Bob being CEO of Vontoo? He let nearly his entire staff go several months ago when he shut the doors in classic Bob Compton fashion at Vontoo. So please, reword his title to say FORMER CEO of Vontoo. Ask any of his former employees and they will verify this move.

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