3 Questions: Demystifying Technology Exits with John McDonald

This is a follow-up piece to Demystifying Venture Capital in our “3 Questions” series contributed by subject matter experts throughout the tech community in Indiana. This series takes complex tech topics and explains them in easy-to-understand ways without the dense jargon so every reader can learn a little bit more about our industry. So, you’ve […]

3 Questions: Demystifying Venture Capital with John McDonald

This is the first installment in our “3 Questions” series contributed by subject matter experts throughout the tech community in Indiana. This series takes complex tech topics and explains them in easy-to-understand ways without the dense jargon so every reader can learn a little bit more about our industry. Everything else flows from success in […]

VC Report: Q2 2020 M&A and investments in Indiana technology companies

As we delve into publicly shared capital raises, mergers and acquisitions involving Indiana tech companies for the second quarter of 2020, it has the appearance of a solid rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic when compared to the first quarter. Coming in at just over $32 million in investments, grants and cash awards, the second quarter […]

Minority founded $50M VC fund focusing on underrepresented founders and regions expanding in Indy

Candice Matthews Brackeen and her husband Brian just announced that they are expanding Lightship Capital and bringing the firm’s $50 million in venture capital funds to Indianapolis. It’s the largest-ever VC fund raised by a Black woman in the U.S. The first order of business will be to find the right location for a community […]

How Financial Institutions Can Navigate the CARES Act & Paycheck Protection Program

When the CARES Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020, it brought with it a $350 billion paycheck protection program (PPP) aimed at helping U.S. small businesses recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Small businesses were able to begin accessing PPP loans through all existing SBA lenders and other participating financial […]