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.
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The company, which has created software that allows job candidates to forward recruiters their resume and other information by simply holding their smart phones next to each other, recently closed on a seed round of funding and is planning a national expansion.
Nick, the son of Hubbard & Cravens Coffee and Tea co-founder Rick Hubbard, went into banking after graduating from Miami University of Ohio in 2003 and thought he’d stay there. Now he’s president.
Jennifer Wiese’s gluten- and dairy-free bakery Bee Free makes Warrior Mix, which can be found in 4,000 stores across the country, now including Walmart.
After nine years of managing the state’s investments in startups, the not-for-profit Elevate Ventures has had some wins, but more losses—as measured by the number of companies that paid back at least as much as they took in.
Kerauno, an Indianapolis-based maker of communications-workflow software, this week announced the acquisition of Inverse-Square, a locally based custom software development firm. And the acquisition won’t likely be Kerauno’s last, maybe not even this year.
Entrepreneur Max Yoder failed out of the gate when he launched his first company. No, not Lessonly, the training software firm that is still growing seven years after he co-founded it with the folks who created the High Alpha venture studio. Yoder’s first company was Quipol, which offered a social polling product that he worked on […]
Many within the unmanned aircraft industry think identification technology such as that made by Carmel-based Pierce Aerospace is the last piece needed for companies like FedEx and Amazon to start using drones to deliver packages to doorsteps.
That might come as a surprise to those who associate the annual event with its higher-profile entertainment, like concerts, celebrity basketball, films and much more. But, in fact, many companies also use IBE’s business conference and exhibitor event to network or access capital.
Now a part of New York-based IAC’s ANGI Homeservices Inc., Angie’s List is achieving record sales and planning for major growth in Indianapolis.
Established in 1997, Creative Works designs, makes and installs set pieces and props for a host of entertainment venues, including escape rooms, virtual reality and esports venues and indoor miniature golf courses.
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.
Three former Indiana University roommates are trying to prove a business with socially responsible, equitable business practices can be successful in a dog-eat-dog world.
The deal, which closed this week, gives Fountain Square Brewing access to New Day’s lines of mead and hard cider as it tries to widen its distribution footprint.
Milhaus CEO Tadd Miller said his firm, which is also a Xiber customer, decided to invest in the company because of demands from his clients for the services Xiber offers, such as home automation.
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.