Four successful local entrepreneurs and active angel investors have teamed up to create Indianapolis-based Round One Capital, a new fund for emerging startups. Round One partners plan to offer startups more than just money. And they plan to grow the fund over time.
Colleges find big benefits in connecting investors with startups
Colleges nationwide are launching angel networks that connect business executives and investors with entrepreneurs and startups with ties to the school.Read More
Founded in 2014, VisionTech has seen its membership, or investors—as well as the amount invested by those members—swell significantly in the last two years.
After InXInnovate LTD suddenly cancelled its local event this fall, the Venture Club of Indiana was forced to hustle to re-schedule their annual Innovation Showcase. With the help of The Heritage Group and other corporate supporters, it’s now set for October.
Since its takeoff three years ago, investor High Alpha has grown its stable of studio companies from three to nine.
A 44 percent increase from a year earlier was driven by a surge in the number of businesses that raised money for the first time, reflecting investors' appetite to back the riskiest companies.
AngelBom is composed of alumni of the IU Kelley School of Business’ Business of Medicine Program and is a 6-month-old chapter of the angel investment group VisionTech Partners.
The bill would increase the cap on the amount of tax credits investors could claim, as well as make the credits useful for out-of-state investors.
Indianapolis-based Vision Tech Angels has always invested in startups born at universities, by way of invitation. Now it’s flipping the script and seeking them out.
Christopher LaMothe, who led the Indiana Chamber of Commerce as president from 1992 to 2002, has been named CEO of Elevate Ventures, a not-for-profit investment group that runs the Indiana Angel Network Fund.
A Fishers-based tech startup in the home-services industry said Tuesday that it has raised $1.03 million in venture capital, including seed funding from a pair of well-known Indiana investment groups.
The startup operating from SoBro plans to expand its market with the cash infusion, connecting athletes and teams to qualified coaches.
Nationally, venture capital investments into life sciences firms totaled $4.9 billion during the first nine months of 2013, down 30 percent from the same period in 2008, according to data from Thomson Reuters and PricewaterhouseCoopers. In Indiana, life sciences firms raised $21 million during the first nine months of the year, far lower than any year since 2003.
A group of Indianapolis business executives is laying the groundwork to launch a professional soccer team here in 2014. Members of the group won’t identify themselves, but this month they launched a website—indyprosoccer.com—seeking season-ticket commitments.