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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

Sigstr introduces new Dynamic Campaigns product for employee engagement

Indianapolis-based email signature marketing company Sigstr is capitalizing on the amount of emails employees send – roughly 1 million by every 100 employees –  to create a unique employee engagement opportunity. The company has launched its new Dynamic Campaigns product that offers an internal communication channel with the click of every “compose” button. Think about the

Upper Hand unveils unique new office space

Myles Grote and Kevin MacCauley, co-founders of Sports software company Upper Hand, invited me to tour their new offices on the third floor of the Morrison Opera Building in downtown Indianapolis. The historic building is home to Hard Rock Cafe, digital marketing firm Raidious, the new downtown Speak Easy, and now a unique sporting themed

Scott McCorkle’s five tenets of modern software

“Everyone knows Scott McCorkle,” said Eric Prugh, Co-Founder and COO of PactSafe, as he introduced the start of Indy Executive Roundtable, a conversation and discussion event hosted by PactSafe on September 8, 2016. Prugh and McCorkle go way back to their days together at ExactTarget. Prugh got his start at ExactTarget in 2008 and stayed

Fast-growing MOBI to add more than 500 jobs by 2020

Fast-growing managed mobility services (MMS) company MOBI just announced plans to create up to 521 new jobs by 2020. Founded in 2009, the Indiana-based company is experiencing growing demand for its software that centralizes the management of mobile devices, increasing both recurring revenue by 67.8 percent and devices under management by 41 percent in 2015. MOBI will

Nonstop flights to Seattle fuel Indy tech growth

First it was Los Angeles, then it was San Francisco in 2014, and now – Seattle. The latest news of nonstop flights from Indianapolis to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport via Alaska Airlines adds fuel to the already bustling engines that propel Indy’s business community. Thanks to dedicated efforts from the Indianapolis Airport Authority and community