Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Next Level Trust Fund, which designates $250 million for venture capital, also made our list.
The private equity firm that in April bought the business unit formerly known as Aprimo has combined it with another company and is restoring its name. It'll be based in Chicago and employ 200 people in Indy.
Former Aprimo CEO Bill Godfrey, who steered the software company to a $525 million sale in 2010, has assembled some of its other former leaders for a Carmel-based startup.
Sigstr, whose software helps companies market themselves through email signatures, raised about $1.5 million from prominent investors across the country.
Dayton, Ohio-based Teradata bought Indianapolis-based Aprimo five years ago for $525 million, but has decided to go in a different direction with the business unit. It didn’t say whether it had a buyer lined up.
Older technology entrepreneurs and executives who have experienced successful corporate exits often limit their startup involvement to mentoring, investing and board membership. But a raft of veteran technology leaders are getting involved again in a hands-on way.
The tech VC firm recently invested $7 million in Smarter Remarketer. It previously bet on Made2Manage Systems, Angie’s List and ExactTarget.
The tech community is rallying around an initiative to brand Indianapolis as the “marketing technology capital of the world,” trading on the success of such firms as ExactTarget and Angie’s List.
Aprimo founder joins other notables as TechPoint Trailblazer.
Money and experience have flowed to a number of firms from Software Artistry executives.
In a question-and-answer forum, leaders weigh in on topics ranging from tech transfer to the future of Aprimo.
Marketing software company Aprimo Inc. will stay in Indianapolis after being sold for $525 million to Dayton, Ohio-based based data storage giant Teradata Corp., Aprimo CEO Bill Godfrey said Wednesday.