Venture capital is supposed to be the lifeblood of fast-growing tech startups. But a handful of Indianapolis-area companies are defying that widely embraced mindset.
The Indianapolis-based broadband provider raised the funds from some of its member-owners and a new owner: Wabash Valley Power.
Founded in 2006, Fast BioMedical Inc. plans to use the money to help advance clinical trials and hire additional workers. It develops technologies to measure blood volume and kidney function.
It’s the first venture funding round for 3-year-old Clear Software, an early mover in the trend of making pre-existing business software easier to use.
Indianapolis-based PactSafe, a legal-tech startup launched this year by a former Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP attorney, raised $880,000 in its seed round and was accepted into a competitive Silicon Valley accelerator.
Indianapolis-based MOBI landed the capital from New York-based private equity firm Bregal Sagemount, which has made previous investments in LifeLock, Orbitz and Vivint.
The investment was in line with comparable quarters in recent years, but there’s evidence that at least one significant deal didn’t make the list.
One of the state’s largest privately held banks could bring in as many as 500 new shareholders to help fund growth. A planned acquisition fell apart early last year.
After raising $1.8 million via the Internet for a new nursing home in Bloomington, the Carmel-based developer thinks it has found a more efficient source of fundraising for further construction.
The Indianapolis-based firm expect to boost its employment by 50 percent by the end of the year as it expands its sales and marketing nationally.
The Pacers’ revenue stream this season has increased about $42 million from where it was during the 2008-2009 season, and the team’s finances could get even brighter as the NBA negotiates a new national television package.
Mainstreet Property Group LLC plans to launch a new round of private placement fundraising on April 21 using a website run by Oregon-based CrowdStreet Inc. and a mix of traditional advertising in central Indiana.
The online investing marketplace Localstake brokered a little more than $1 million in private investments for an Indiana distillery and a solar-heating startup in 2013, through crowd-funding. Instead of receiving a T-shirt or other novelty for their money, as with typical crowd funding, contributors received an actual stake in the business.
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.