Standard for Success, a Cloverdale-based educational software company, through 2019 has been growing at a strong double-digit clip and earlier this year launched a new service line company officials are confident will help the firm expand further by signing deals with colleges and universities nationwide.
Here’s how nine small businesses are coping with coronavirus
We check in with firms of all stripes to learn how they’re seeking to persevere—and how some are plotting to gain a competitive advantage when normalcy returns.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
Carmel startup uses technology developed by NASA in 1960s
Ian Hamilton launched Atlas Energy Systems LLC in 2013, repurposing the space-race technology into thermionic energy converters.Read More
Local company seeks to make Midwestern fans of kombucha, which is trendy on coasts
Indianapolis-based beverage maker Circle Kombucha wants to sell its signature product—carbonated, fermented tea—throughout the Midwest.Read More
The goal is to inspire creativity and entrepreneurship among employees who have ideas for products and services that can complement the larger company.
Bolster’s investors include Indianapolis-based High Alpha Capital, Silicon Valley Bank parent SVB Financial Group, New York-based Union Square Ventures and Palo Alto, California-based Costanoa Ventures.
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.
An Indianapolis startup with a unique back story is introducing a solution to a very old—and expensive—problem. Peril Protect is ready for national expansion.
IU senior Hawley Hunter has developed a platform that gives high schools the same types of video analysis and analytics big universities and professional teams use—at a much lower cost.
One America Works, a Bay Area not-for-profit, is helping Silicon Valley tech firms find the talent they need to grow, and thinks Indianapolis has talent to harvest. Its founder intends to bring Silicon Valley firms here to capitalize on the strengths of the region.
While Heliponix’s in-home computerized vegetable-growing machine has always seemed like a great idea, the coronavirus pandemic might be the push to get the wider public to realize what the company’s two young founders have been espousing since they germinated the startup as Purdue University seniors in the fall of 2016.
Indianapolis-based venture studio High Alpha on Thursday announced the launch of High Alpha Innovation, a business founded to help companies create and grow startup firms. The new firm has already snagged several big-name customers.
The company has received an anonymous $500,000 donation that it will spend to expand its Learning Commons tutoring program to 10 more schools in Indiana.
Executive coach Peter Fuller developed an artificial intelligence-driven platform that lets business leaders know how effectively they’re leading their firm and whether their company is headed in the right direction.
Steve Wasick has created artificial intelligence-driven story-writing software that CBS Sports, IU Health and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange are using.
Fishers-based audio marketing technology company Vibenomics Inc. on Tuesday announced it has closed on $6 million in Series A funding. The round, which closed Feb. 17, was led by Atlanta-based BIP Capital and brings total company funding for Vibenomics to $13.5 million.
Institutional markets became increasingly volatile as COVID-19 spread across Asia, then Europe and now the United States, leaving venture capitalists holding tighter to their cash and spending more time examining the health of the companies in which they’ve already invested.
The software-as-a-service company, which was founded in the second quarter of last year, recently secured a local tech veteran as its CEO and hit its primary goal on its seed round of funding.
Endeavor, which helps companies access talent and capital but takes no equity, is hunting for six to eight companies for its second Midwest cohort, an eight-month mentoring program which begins April 23. Endeavor officials want at least of those companies to come from central Indiana.
High Alpha on Tuesday announced the startup of Relay, which makes software designed to help citizens connect more easily with police departments for non-emergency calls.
Docket, a software-as-a-service firm, announced the completion of a $1.5 million seed round led by locally based Allos Ventures, with participation from High Alpha Capital, Elevate Ventures and Simon Equity Partners.
Naples, Florida-based Cormo USA is is set to make its mark in the world of peat moss, and the agricultural technology firm thinks Rushville is the place to do it. The company projects local employment will hit 250 by 2025.
Dating web sites are notorious for being clogged with questionable characters exhibiting bad online behavior. Aeyai Saengkeo is launching Good Apples Dating to address that problem.