Annual tech fundraiser launches minority venture fund, pitch competition

It’s probably no surprise to you that the tech community likes to party. We know this from putting on our own shindig, the Mira Awards. One local tech party in particular is backed with a big purpose—including a venture fund and pitch competition to support minority entrepreneurs. “It is important that we not only change […]

Tech 25 alumnus, brother receive IEDC grant for new company

Spur Interactiv, a digital marketing and ad-tech agency in downtown Indianapolis, recently announced they were selected by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation to receive a $50,000 training grant and up to $350,000 in Economic Development for a Growing Economy (EDGE) tax credits.
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VC Report: Q4 & end-of-year 2018 investments in Indiana technology companies

The fourth quarter of 2018 turned out to be a busy one for both venture capital investments and acquisitions in Indiana. Over $45 million in funding was publicly announced, with $34.8 million going to Scale Computing of Indianapolis in one of the largest capital raises for a tech company in Indiana in recent years.

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’ longevity.

Scale Computing to build on market it invented through $34.8 million capital raise

Last week, Scale Computing announced it had raised $34.8 million in strategic Series F funding to extend its global reach as a leader in hyperconvergence and edge computing.