VC Report: Q2 2017 investments in Indiana technology companies

For scale-up technology companies in Indiana, the second quarter of 2017 increased in deal size but decreased in the number of deals. During the first quarter of 2017, Indiana companies totaled $27 million in investment through 11 deals. Of that amount, $25 million and 9 deals were specifically in tech companies. Read the full Q1 report on […]

Salesforce inspired these Indy-based companies to Pledge 1%, now you can too

You already know about part of Salesforce’s impact in Indiana — the software giant is creating more than 800 new jobs and 500 new apprenticeships, and investing $40 million that’s causing a ripple effect of growth and prosperity in the state’s tech sector. What you might not know is that the Pledge 1% movement, a […]

Two McCorkle connected marketing tech scale-ups announce millions in investments

Two Indiana-based scale-up tech companies closed successful funding rounds at the end of this month. Torchlite, a gig economy startup for freelance marketers, announced on June 15 their raise of $2 million which brings total funding raised to $4 million. Fuzic, a marketing tech startup, announced today their close of a $3 million raise which brings total funding […]

Indiana tech founders on why tech companies thrive in the Midwest

Indiana has been reelin’ in the positive rankings. In the second quarter of 2017, we’ve been named one of the 6 best cities to start a business right now (Inc Magazine), one of 6 U.S. cities to watch in 2017 (Conde Nast Traveler) and one of the best states for Millennials (Money-Rates.com). We asked a few […]

Tech firms dominate ‘Indiana Companies to Watch’

Nine of the 14 companies honored last night by the state of Indiana as ‘Companies to Watch’ are tech firms innovating in growing Hoosier industries, including advanced manufacturing, life sciences, logistics and tech. The companies come from across the state representing Elkhart, Hamilton, Marion, Monroe, Posey, Steuben, St. Joseph, Vigo and Whitley counties. WATCH VIDEO and learn […]

Torchlite upgrades platform, reaches new milestones

Torchlite is seeing the success of its freelancer platform that matches digital marketers with businesses. The software-as-a-service company has just announced the launch of a new platform upgrade coupled with talent and revenue milestones. In March, Torchlite officially launched the first-ever digital marketing platform powered by an on-demand talent marketplace. Businesses use the platform to tap into on-demand, highly […]

‘Hoosier Hospitality’ is a viable alternative to Silicon Valley

The Indianapolis we have all come to know and love was once a well-kept secret treasure, but it’s a secret no more as we continue getting national accolades and gaining an impressive reputation as a national tech hub and destination for ambitious new grads. Indianapolis has been ranked: 2nd among ‘Cities Secretly Great for Tech Grads‘ […]

Torchlite officially launches first-of-its-kind digital marketing platform

Torchlite, a software-as-a-service based marketplace that connects businesses to experts who build, manage and optimize digital marketing campaigns, launches the first-ever digital marketing platform powered by an on-demand talent marketplace. On March 22, the company released significant updates to its platform based on months of conversations with clients, account managers and “Torchliters” — the company’s vetted […]