Indiana Philanthropic Venture Fund ready to invest in IU connected startups, entrepreneurs

The $15 million IU PhV evergreen fund will invest in Indiana University-connected startups and entrepreneurs, and alumni and friends of the university can make donations to support the funds’ longev…

VC Report: Q3 2018 investments in Indiana technology companies

During the third quarter of 2018,  there were eight publicly announced capital raises by Indiana tech companies with a combined total of over $23 million in funding along with a $100 million raise by…

Why we chose to bootstrap our tech companies

Roger Shuman talked to three tech CEOs who describe their Indiana tech companies as being “bootstrapped.” Why did they choose this path and what words of advice do they have for the rest of the In…

VC Report: Q2 2018 investments in Indiana technology companies

During the second quarter of 2018, there were six publicly announced capital raises by Indiana tech companies with a combined total of over $18 million in funding. There were also six acquisitions of…

What happens after getting funded: reporting to investors

We interviewed three Indiana tech company CEOs to ask them about the process and effort of providing reports to their investors. Their companies have all taken on institutional investments.…

Venture Capital Perspective: How important is company profitability?

We asked three early-stage venture capital firms who are active in investing in and/or researching investing in Indiana tech companies to share their thoughts on the importance of profitability with r…

IPOs bring questions and value to Indiana companies

In recent years, startups have been eschewing the initial public offering (IPO) to build company wealth in favor of private options like bootstrapping and private equity firm investments. Where does t…

Ask the Founders: Fundraising for tech companies

We spoke with the founders of three companies who recently completed fundraises to gain insights on the process of raising the money and what it means to the Indiana tech ecosystem.…