Katie Birge | M25: The DNA of a Top Midwest Startup City

Katie Birge | M25: The DNA of a Top Midwest Startup City

Today we talk to Katie Birge, associate and head of platform at M25. M25 is an early-stage venture firm based in Chicago that invests solely in tech startups based in the Midwest with many Indiana companies in their portfolio. In this episode we talk about Katie’s journey to working in venture capital, what criteria M25 […]
VC Advice from an Indiana Legend

VC Advice from an Indiana Legend

When ExactTarget Founders Scott Dorsey, Chris Baggott and Peter McCormick, sold their marketing software company for a record $2.5 billion, they became instant tech legends in Indiana and perhaps the world. But they didn’t stop there.   McCormick heads a B2B SaaS investment fund in New York City. Baggot launched ClusterTruck, and Dorsey teamed up with […]
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September VC Collaboration Events a Big Win for Indiana Tech 

Collaboration is one of Indiana’s super powers, and it was on full display this year for the return of in-person investor meetings hosted by TechPoint with assistance from Venture Club of Indiana and the Next Level Fund. By coming together with our similar missions and events over three days in September, we created a larger […]

TechPoint launches VCI Marketplace  

TechPoint’s Senior Relationship Manager Roger Shuman is about to get a whole lot busier, and that’s a good thing for Indiana startup companies.  Shuman, who leads most of TechPoint’s investor-startup connection activities, has been tasked with implementing a new, free service called the Indiana VCI Marketplace. It’s designed to increase use of the state’s Venture […]

Venture Club of Indiana partners with TechPoint, Elevate Ventures and 50 South Capital to triple Indiana’s exposure to tech investors

For 13 years, the Venture Club of Indiana has worked to attract investors interested in funding Indiana startup companies at its annual Innovation Showcase. The 2022 iteration of that event partners with TechPoint, 50 South Capital, which manages Indiana’s Next Level Fund, and Elevate Ventures to offer “(Ind)Venture.”  By partnering, the similarly focused groups will […]