Scale-up News

CloudOne is now ClearObject: Letter from the CEO

CloudOne, an Internet of Things (IoT) Systems Innovator, announced today that as part of a corporate rebranding initiative it will operate as ClearObject effective Feb. 1, 2017. This post was written by CEO John McDonald to share the journey of CloudOne to ClearObject.  Letter from the CEO Seven years ago in a basement in the

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

Healthcare CRM hc1.com collecting awards, growth and momentum

When we last wrote about hc1.com a year ago, the leading cloud-based healthcare relationship management software company was focused on explaining the value of healthcare CRM (customer relationship management) in a post-Affordable Care Act (ACA) healthcare marketplace. As the company that literally coined the phrase and invented the first healthcare relationship management platform, it’s a

Indy’s new scale-up focused tech campus impresses

Tech companies at every stage have been known to create office space where form and function are one in the same. Young startups may choose open coworking spaces that allow for flexibility in use and increase team collaboration. Enterprise tech companies have the ability to build out an office building that suits their needs from

How Early-Stage Technology Companies Can Get Immediate Tax Savings Using R&D Credits

Congress, with the passage of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH Act), enables small businesses to use research and development credits (R&D credits) to offset payroll tax liabilities and Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) liabilities. Before the enactment of the PATH Act, R&D credits could only offset income tax and thus went

Bluebridge sells divisions for $8 million to focus solely on employee engagement

One of Indianapolis’ most interesting startup-to-scale-up success stories just got an $8 million boost to fuel growth and create new jobs. Bluebridge, the venture capital-backed tech firm originally started in 2011 by then college student and ExactTarget intern Santiago Jaramillo, has sold off its church and tourism business units to focus solely on its Emplify

Q3 Recap: Catch up on ‘Featured Company of the Week’ stories

Indiana technology companies continued to scale during the third quarter of 2016. Our Featured Company of the Week profiles highlight an exciting roster of innovations, announcements and growth amongst rapidly emerging companies. The biggest headline went to Interactive Intelligence and the announcement of their pending acquisition by Genesys, a customer experience and contact center solutions company,

‘Suite Speed Dating’ gives emerging tech firms a foot in the door

It’s been nearly 16 years since emerging technology firm ExactTarget (now Salesforce) inked early sales deals with electronics and appliances retailer HHGregg and shopping malls giant Simon Property Group — all Indianapolis-based companies at the time. According to a 2007 interview in the Indianapolis Business Journal with founder and CEO Scott Dorsey, ExactTarget was able

VIDEO: Health analytics company Springbuk releases wellness study with Fitbit

Health analytics company Springbuk was featured on Inside INdiana Business this weekend to discuss the findings of their corporate wellness study. Titled “Wearable Technology: Unlocking ROI of Workplace Wellness,” Springbuk partnered with Fitbit to evaluate health care claims and wearable device data for a self-insured employers over a three-year period. The Springbuk Health Intelligence platform was