Unless a founder is independently wealthy, she can operate for only a limited time with her own savings. Securing pre-seed capital is extremely difficult for founders without access to networks of affluent people conditioned to write checks for risky ventures.
The venture capital round was led by Indianapolis-based High Alpha Capital with participation from existing investors and Elevate Ventures.
The latest is firm for venture studio High Alpha is Casted, a software-as-a-service firm that markets a platform for branded podcasts—those produced by businesses and other organizations.
Carmel-based Tendly LLC, a software platform for senior care and child care providers, has raised $1 million in seed funding from a bevy of local entrepreneurs and tech investors, the firm announced Tuesday.
Since October, when the flashy former CEO of AOL drove his Rise of the Rest bus tour to Indianapolis, his company—Revolution—has invested in three local companies.