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Why tech companies need venture capital

It’s not uncommon to read a national or local business publication and see another startup or scale-up tech company announce a recent fundraise. But why is venture capital important for tech companies to grow and break into the market? TechPoint President and CEO Mike Langellier knows a few things about tech funding. In January 2011

The New York Times recognizes Indianapolis tech growth

It’s not every day that The New York Times publishes an article in their Square Feet section highlighting the Indianapolis tech community. Miranda Spivack, an award-winning journalist who is serving as a 2016-17 Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, penned the article after hearing over and over again

Indiana’s 2016 VC funding and acquisitions

Indiana’s startup, scale-up and enterprise technology companies had a banner year in 2016 in the way of venture capital funding and acquisitions. The latest PriceWaterhouseCoopers MoneyTree report indicates that 23 deals were made to Indiana tech companies for a combined $51.51 million in 2016, equating to an average deal size of $2.2 million. Thanks to

NCAA develops game-changing enterprise software system

You’re familiar with the NCAA. National Collegiate Athletic Association tournaments in multiple sports are some of the most-watched television events every year, particularly the Men’s Final Four basketball championship in the spring. You may have even visited the Hall of Champions museum at White River State Park in Indianapolis next door to the NCAA national

‘Ladies in SaaS’ gains momentum in Indianapolis

Building and sustaining a professional network is challenging, but it’s twice as hard when the kind of group you’re looking for simply doesn’t exist. That’s how Kristen Hamerstadt and Robyn Miley ended up starting Ladies in SaaS, a casual, community networking group for professional women in tech and software-as-a-service. More opportunity for everyone Kristen was

IoT: Convenience at the expense of privacy and security?

We live in a connected world. So connected that we have to schedule vacations specifically to escape the noise of constant advertising, work emails, group texts, friend requests, and countless other distractions vying for our attention. Still, being accessible is a double-edged sword: despite the nuisance of nearly ubiquitous attachment to technology and media, connectivity

Appirio accelerating growth, doubling hiring in Indianapolis

The Indianapolis tech scene experienced some high-profile M&A activity this past year — including the sales of Interactive Intelligence and T2 Systems — and the $500 million acquisition of global cloud services consultancy Appirio by India-based Wipro certainly belongs on that list. The big question that arises with any acquisition is how will it impact

SEP opens creative new software product design studio

A new storefront has opened up near the corner of 126th Street and S. Rangeline Road in Carmel, Ind., and it’s home to Software Engineering Professionals (SEP) new Product Design Studio. The unique space is an immersive, collaborative environment where SEP and its customers and partners will develop software and information systems for businesses. Director of Innovation

Dave Duke has a thing for making customers happy

Dave Duke, Vice President of Customer Success for Sigstr, is thankful for his family, for his career in tech, and to be a part of the tech community in Indianapolis — especially since it all could have turned out very differently. From 2002-2004 as a recent Indiana University graduate with a degree in sports marketing,

Biggest Tech Announcements and Trends of 2016

There’s no doubt that 2016 had its fair share of big news stories, perhaps more than its fair share. The tech community, too, made some big splashes and brought the fast-growing sector to the forefront a number of times. Here are some of the stories that stood out this year. Real Estate Announcing Salesforce Tower