Two former Salesforce leaders, including Scott McCorkle, will pitch their companies when the “Rise of the Rest” tour stops in Indy Oct. 12.
Tech leaders, including Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, think Indianapolis would be a great location for Amazon’s second headquarters. And, like other cities in the running, it has some strengths and weaknesses.
The company said the cuts will take place after its merger with HomeAdvisor and will target redundant roles. The merger could happen as soon as this month.
After Jim Brown’s startup Haven failed in 2015, he went into tech-sales consulting while looking for his next big move. Then that became his next big move.
Upper Hand said it plans to use the money to boost its sales team and its software. The company has raised $2.1 million since last spring.
About 35,000 people work in tech in the Indianapolis area, according to CBRE. The commercial real estate firm recently released a study with details about the tech workforce here, including its gender breakdown, average salaries and more.
The 3-year-old marketing-tech company corralled notable Midwest and East Coast investors in the deal, which is the second-largest in Indiana this year.
Double-Take Software, whose data-backup software was created here in 1995, has leaders today who were around in its early years. Boston-based Carbonite bought Double-Take for $62.5 million in January.
The India-based company said it notched a five-year agreement with Purdue University to have the school train many of the 10,000 U.S. workers it plans to hire in the coming years.
Frontier Capital recently embarked on an effort to make eight-figure equity investments in tech firms across the Midwest. It already had invested more than $60 million in Indiana companies before the new push.
A local company that leases Google Glass devices and sells software on top of it expects revenue to jump from an estimated $1.4 million this year to about $11 million next year.
The Speedway contracts with nine software companies and four tech-services firms that are either based in central Indiana or have a substantial local outpost.
Ahead of an inaugural tech-diversity conference next week, Angela Smith Jones, Indianapolis’ deputy mayor of economic development, spoke with IBJ about tech jobs and inclusion.
The 8-year-old company changed its name after settling a lawsuit with a national media outlet of the same name. Founder Matt Hunckler said Powderkeg will also introduce a premium membership tier.
Indianapolis not only has one of the highest-quality tech labor forces in the country, according to a new report, but the average cost for that labor is the lowest in the United States.