Funding News

Lesson.ly announces $5 million Series A funding round

Learning automation software company Lesson.ly today announced a $5 million Series A funding round led by OpenView, with participation from High Alpha Capital and Allos Ventures. “In 2013 our first client created their first lesson, and today more than 200,000 employees are learning with Lesson.ly,” said Max Yoder, Lesson.ly’s co-founder and CEO. “This investment brings

Venture capitalist Scott Maxwell calls Indy ‘high energy, infectious’

It’s 2016 — the year of the scale-up. Venture capitalists from coast to coast are on the hunt for investment opportunities with relatively young, rapidly emerging, innovation-driven companies that could be the next big success stories. High Alpha, an Indianapolis-based venture studio focused on enterprise cloud companies, is one such investment firm keenly aware of the

Standout Scale-ups & Tech Companies in 2015

What a great year 2015 was for the tech community in Indiana. Companies from all over the country (and the world) are looking to the Hoosier state to expand their businesses, and the homegrown start-ups and scale-ups that are responsible for the thriving tech community here are benefiting too. WATCH VIDEO HERE TechPoint President and

Bill Godfrey’s five criteria for angel investing

When he was 30 years old, Bill Godfrey told his wife that he didn’t like the feeling of “having a job” and that he wanted to do something different. If his life were a television sitcom, this would be the moment when his wife gives him an “if-looks-could-kill” stare that puts an end to Bill’s

Statistics for women-owned startups is bleak.

Statistics for women-owned startups is bleak.  According to the Wall Street Journal, only 7% of venture funding and only 4% of the total dollar value of all small-business loans go to women-owned businesses.  Yet the record 9.9 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. generate more than $1.6 trillion in revenues, employ 8.98 million people resulting

How to impress investors at start-up events

The tech and startup scenes of Indiana will converge at Dallara Indycar Factory this week for Innovation Showcase — one of the largest gatherings of fundable companies, capital sources, and entrepreneurial energy in the state. Whether you’re exhibiting, attending, or just hoping to someday meet up with investors at an event like this, you should