Equity investments in each of the firms will come from a Butler University philanthropic fund, and the school is currently talking with potential additional investors.
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Overfuel, which launched last year, recently acquired a Washington-state-based competitor, 321 Ignition. Both companies offer a platform on which independent auto dealers can build their websites.
By working together, EIG and High Alpha say they can combine their areas of expertise and potentially speed up the process of launching new startups.
TechPoint is in the process of adopting a platform from MetaImpact, a local startup headed by tech entrepreneur Scott McCorkle, to help the state grow its tech workforce.
Indianapolis-based Stellar is a tech services firm that helps companies implement artificial intelligence and other technologies into their operations. The startup launched earlier this year and emerged from stealth mode this week.
Stitch, a marketing tech consulting firm, can earn up to $3.3 million in state economic incentives if it hires at least 100 Hoosiers by the end of 2027. The company launched last year out of Indianapolis venture studio High Alpha.
The funding round included participation from Indianapolis-based investors Elevate Ventures and VisionTech Partners.
Indiana-based tech firms attracted more than $47 million from venture investors in 36 separate deals last quarter, according to a new report by Indianapolis-based TechPoint.
Bereave, which launched quietly in 2021, is developing an online platform where individuals can preplan the details of their funerals. The company is working to raise close to $1 million in “friends and family” funding
The Indianapolis-based software development firm had one employee when it launched in December 2021. The company now has 26 employees—and big ambitions for continued growth.
Indianapolis-based Qualifi, which launched in 2019, offers a platform that allows employers to quickly screen groups of job candidates via automated phone interviews.
The company, which launched in 2019, hasn’t yet started earning revenue but it expects to do so by the end of the year, says founder Dan O’Toole. He said it’s also on track to meet hiring required to earn state incentives.
Local entrepreneur and general partner Scott Kraege co-founded Ivy Ventures with Mike Reynolds, CEO of Indianapolis-based Innovatemap, and John Wortman, CEO and co-founder of Carmel-based Valeo Financial Advisors LLC.
Indianapolis-based Tenon, which has been operating in stealth mode since December, offers a software platform that helps marketing teams plan and execute campaigns.
Socian has developed a drone that can help gather information from the scene before police arrive. The founder says he was convinced to move to Indiana after having a good experience at an Indianapolis business accelerator program.
Founded in 2021, Blue Agilis helps health care providers customize their care based on research and provides a structure to make sure that care gets delivered.
Steve Pruden, CEO of design and innovation consulting firm Studio Science, said the acquisition of RevTech360 adds new technical capabilities to Studio Science’s lineup.
Athian expects to begin beta testing for its first product this month. The company was launched last year by Greenfield-based Elanco and Indianapolis-based High Alpha Innovation.
Indianapolis-based Elate was founded in 2019 by two former coworkers at another local software firm, Springbuk. Elate offers a platform to help organizations develop and execute their strategic plans.
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