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Angie Hicks Receives Trailblazer in Technology Mira Award

Angie Hicks, co-founder and CMO of Angie’s List, received the Investor of the Year Award during TechPoint’s 18th annual Mira Awards honoring the best of tech in Indiana. The Trailblazer Award recognizes visionaries whose contributions have had lasting and significant impact on our technology ecosystem and our state. “Angie’s personal story of taking a big

Mark Hill Receives Bridge Builder Meritorious Service Award

Mark Hill, a founding board member of the TechPoint Foundation for Youth and longtime supporter of education innovation, received the Bridge Builder Award during TechPoint’s 18th annual Mira Awards honoring the best of tech in Indiana.  Mark was instrumental in launching TechPoint Foundation for Youth’s largest Greenhouse Initiative 10 years ago — New Tech High @

Jeff Barry Receives Investor of the Year Mira Award

Jeff Barry, partner with growth-stage venture capital firm Plymouth Growth Partners received the Investor of the Year Award during TechPoint’s 18th annual Mira Awards honoring the best of tech in Indiana. Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Plymouth Growth Partners specializes in Midwest tech companies and has invested over $10 million in Indiana tech companies. Two large 2016 investments include

Joshua Driver Wins Community Champion of the Year Mira Award

Joshua Driver, founder of Open for Service, received the Community Champion of the Year Award during TechPoint’s 18th annual Mira Awards honoring the best of tech in Indiana. Indiana endured world-wide backlash because of the 2015 Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which many perceived as a license to discriminate against people based on their sexual

Lindsay Siovaila Wins Rising Star Mira Award

Graphic designer turned self-taught software developer Lindsay Siovaila, received the Rising Star Award during TechPoint’s 18th annual Mira Awards honoring the best of tech in Indiana. Lindsay Siovaila is a results-driven developer who has a passion for innovation, learning, and helping others achieve their technology goals. She is currently the Lead Solutions Developer at Salesforce

Angie’s List Co-founder Angie Hicks to Receive Trailblazer Award

TechPoint, the growth initiative for Indiana’s tech ecosystem, will recognize Angie’s List Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer Angie Hicks with the Trailblazer Award during TechPoint’s 18th annual Mira Awards Gala on April 29, at The Westin Indianapolis. The Mira Awards recognize and celebrate the best of tech in Indiana each year, including people, products and

Keeping Your Brand Through an Acquisition

Acquisitions happen for many reasons. Accelerating growth. Financial challenges for the soon to be acquired. Taking out a competitor. Buying (rather than building) a particular technology. Cash in the bank. And on … and on. Of course, most of the time, the real reasons may not even be crystal clear to the outside world, but

From salesman to CEO: my journey in enterprise SaaS

I have been selling and buying SaaS applications for more than 15 years, and I love SaaS. Something our team observed is that with the explosive growth of SaaS, along with ease of purchase, organizations lacked technology to discover, manage, and optimize their SaaS investments. There was a huge opportunity in front of Zylo to