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 respect to making an investment in a company.

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 the IPO stand in Indiana and how do tech companies find value in them?

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.

VC Report: Q1 2018 investments in Indiana technology companies

During the first quarter of 2018, there were four publicly announced capital raises with a combined total of over $33 million. There were also six acquisitions of Indiana tech companies by out-of-state companies, while two Indiana tech companies played the role of acquirer.

Venture Capital Series: What’s it like to be a venture analyst?

Meet two new up-and-coming venture analysts, Nathan Hahn and David Steckler with Elevate Ventures. As venture analysts, they are responsible for focusing on market research and investment due diligence for prospective companies, as well as secondary engagement in providing solutions for existing portfolio companies.

VC Report: 2017 investments in Indiana technology companies

The fourth quarter of 2017 finished the year strong with over $105 million in publicly announced investments and acquisitions involving Indiana tech and tech-enabled companies. This funding fueled a year rich with venture capital investments and acquisitions. $105,830,000 was pumped into Indiana tech companies from firms and investors located all throughout the country — a […]

Venture Capital Series: What does a venture analyst do?

Jackie DiMonte serves as a venture analyst at Hyde Park Venture Partners where she spends her time evaluating companies, performing deal work and coordinating the firm’s data and reporting processes. With headquarters in Chicago and Indianapolis, the firm has a number of Indiana tech companies in their portfolio including Bolstra, DemandJump, Vibenomics and Sigstr. We asked Jackie, a Sr. Associate based in the Chicago office, a few questions about what it means to be a venture analyst.

Union 525 is Indy’s newest rallying point for tech growth and talent

Located six blocks south of Monument Circle and nestled next to Rolls-Royce’s downtown campus, Union 525 opened its doors at the end of 2016 as the new home to a variety of tech startups and emerging scale-ups. A number of educational institutions that support the future and continued development of the tech sector in Central […]