Record Year in Tech Investment; Continued Focus on Talent

Despite the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 was a year of record-breaking activity and growth for the Indiana tech sector as nearly $960 million in capital was invested in the ecosystem while at the same time, TechPoint and its partners continued working to grow, attract and retain tech talent in an increasingly competitive landscape. […]

For some, Ukrainian resistance to Russia includes continuing to do their tech jobs even as war rages

Early in 2022,  Alex Morozov, Founder and CEO of Carmel-based Swan Software Solutions and a Ukrainian-American, suspected war was coming to his homeland. He sent a strong message to the nearly 150 employees who work for Swan from Ukraine, encouraging them to move to safety and offering financial help to do so. About 45 of […]

The new holy grail for tech hubs: Talent

Indiana tech leaders agree that tech talent is the new holy grail for communities hoping to become or remain tech hubs. At the annual Indianapolis Business Journal Tech Power Breakfast, a panel of five tech company executives and TechPoint CEO Mike Langellier laid out several ways Indiana can win the global race for talent, including: […]

No one likes change. BCforward is softening the blow.

Whether it’s new leadership, new software, a new office location, or a whole new method of operating, few of us run toward change with our arms outstretched like long-lost lovers. “It doesn’t really matter if the change is big or small, if your people don’t buy into it, it’s not going to work,” said Andrea […]

Mike Langellier, TechPoint president and CEO, to step down

Leaves legacy of helping Indy develop reputation as a major tech hub After nine years of helping grow central Indiana into a nationally recognized tech hub, TechPoint president and CEO Mike Langellier is stepping down. “We’ve accomplished what I set out to, which was to put Indianapolis on the map as a national tech hub […]
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Formstack landed $425 million and went quietly back to work

When news of Formstack’s jaw-dropping $425 million capital raise hit the news cycle last Thursday, it understandably set Indiana’s tech ecosystem abuzz. The investment led by Silversmith Capital Partners and returning investor PSG is by far the state’s largest tech capital raise in history. It came on the heels of two other triple-digit investments (Greenlight […]

California-based Entelo features Indiana as a hotbed of talent

More than 400 talent recruiters and other human resource professionals registered recently for a webinar hosted by Entelo, the San Francisco-born source-to-hire talent acceleration platform. The online forum promised answers to one of the most vexing questions before companies today: “How can I hire the right people if I can’t even find them?” Specifically, the […]

Recruit Rooster and RocketBuild combine forces to run the talent coop

There are more than 20,000 staffing and talent recruiting companies in the U.S. and more than three million development companies that help them run their operations. Those surprisingly large numbers make sense when you think about how important it is to find the right people for an ever-changing and rapidly growing industry like tech. Recruit […]