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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

R&D tax credits for startups: what has changed

The federal research and development (R&D) tax credit was created by Congress in 1981 as an incentive to increase R&D spending in the United States. Since then, the credit has been extended 15 times and made permanent by the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015. Historically, large, profitable manufacturers and software developers

What It’s Like: Haley Altman on becoming a first-time CEO

There is no test, degree or experience that automatically qualifies you to become a chief executive officer. Whether you are working your way up the ladder or launching your own company, it takes a combination of grit, determination and a savvy leadership to be your own boss. Haley Altman, CEO and founder of Doxly, recently

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

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,

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