Established in 2017, Woven Brands had been self-funded until now. The company’s software platform helps franchisee operators and multi-unit independent operators more easily manage their staff and operations.
Failure risks escalate for small businesses as pandemic drags on
Business advisers and advocacy groups say many small businesses that have managed to survive the pandemic so far are heading into a brutal fall.Read More
Software firm Lessonly scores $15 million in latest venture funding round
The funding—secured before the coronavirus hit the U.S.—will be used to fuel growth across all segments of the company, said Lessonly CEO Max Yoder.Read More
The investment fund is Centerfield Capital Partners’ fifth, and the largest yet in the private-equity firm’s 24-year history.
Based in Anderson, Bankable offers microloans to small and startup businesses around the state. This is the organization’s first fund specifically targeting Black-owned businesses.
The Indianapolis-based Be Nimble Foundation wrapped up its first Black Innovation Week with an inaugural Idea-Stage Pitch Pardi competition—and chose 12 fledgling startups in the tech and consumer products sectors to honor.
The Indiana House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday unanimously voted to approve pandemic-related bills that would allocate $30 million to help small businesses and $150 million to help students struggling from learning loss.
Qingyou Han, 62, and his wife, Lu Shao, 54, were ordered to pay a combined $1.6 million in restitution after pleading guilty to using more that $1 million in federal research funds for their own personal expenses.
Amid the widespread economic disruption caused by the pandemic, banks have already granted payment deferrals of up to six months to a significant number of commercial and individual borrowers.
An SBA spokeswoman said Tuesday afternoon that there have been more than 275,000 applications received for loans valued at $75 billion since the program launched.
The low-interest loans of up to $2 million are designed to provide working capital to Indiana businesses struggling to make it because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
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.
Wisconsin-based Gener8tor, which seeks to helps fledgling companies boost revenue and grow jobs, said it’s one-year pilot program in Indianapolis was so successful that it wants to spread its services to additional Hoosier communities.
Indiana startups might soon have an easier time attracting out-of-state investments thanks to a change lawmakers made this year to an instrumental tax incentive program.
120WaterAudit co-founder and CEO Megan Glover talks to host Mason King about the challenges of raising money and whether being based in Indianapolis helps or hurts those efforts. Her answer may surprise you.
Megan Glover started 120WaterAudit in 2016 with the idea of targeting residential consumers nationwide with a water-testing kit that cost $120 every four months. But the company has pivoted to work largely with municipal water utilities and governments.
AgriNovus Indiana’s Ag+Bio+Science Startup Showcase is growing faster than a corn stalk in June.
In its third year, the showcase attracted a record number of attendees, sponsors and participants for its pitch contest.
According to the Congressional Budget Office, the five-week closure cost the economy $11 billion, and $18 billion in federal spending was delayed.
The Indiana IoT Lab in Fishers has fast become an oasis for tech firms big and small, as well as freelancers helping companies turn their ideas about internet-connected devices into products.
Experts are mixed on whether the buyout barrage is cause for concern or validation of success.