Startup News

The Amazing.ly Talented Lesson.ly Team

Most companies say they hire talent based on two criteria: culture fit and skills. Employee learning-software firm Lesson.ly follows that model, but their team brings a whole new definition to what it means to hire “tech talent” or to have a “talented workforce.” Lesson.ly’s director of marketing, Mitch Causey, explains the company’s culture, “If you’re

Torchlite promises to fix what’s broken with digital marketing

The sharing economy business model has definitely worked for billion dollar companies like Uber, Airbnb and Instacart. Now, professional services companies are venturing into interesting new operating structures that they are calling collaborative economy, or gig economy business models. With the launch today of Torchlite, Indianapolis can now claim at least two start-ups in this

Roust is ready for your (potentially polarizing) opinions

Five months ago we published our first story about a new Indy-based software startup that was in beta at the time called Roust — the social network for connecting with others to discuss tough topics like politics, religion, and social matters. Now, just in time for the November 3 election, Roust co-founders Mark LaFay 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