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 […]
Q1 & Q2 2022 TechPoint Tech Jobs Report

Q1 & Q2 2022 TechPoint Tech Jobs Report

EDITOR’S NOTE: The TechPoint Job Board is one of Indiana’s premier places to find employment opportunities in the state’s fast-growing tech ecosystem. Many Hoosier employers rely on it to reach qualified, tech-skilled pros with their latest open job postings. While data from the Job Board are localized and represent a narrow, self-selected slice of Indiana’s […]

How Star Wars continues to inspire 45 years after debut

Among the many cherished films throughout history that members of the tech community hold in high regard, few franchises come close to the reverence held for George Lucas’ galaxy far, far away. Star Wars turns 45 years old tomorrow, Wednesday, May 25, 2022, and in the years that have passed since that iconic opening title […]

Why I’m hiring Ukrainian tech workers (and you should too)

Editor’s Note: Last month, we told you about some Indiana tech connections to the war in Ukraine and listed some credible avenues to help Ukrainians. Since that time, the Authenticx team has built on its initial ideas of connecting with tech companies and workers there. We asked Authenticx CEO Amy Brown to update us on […]

Indiana must do more to put more Hoosiers of color and women onto and successfully through its tech education pathways

Finding and retaining talent is job #1 for the Indiana tech workforce, but the traditional education path is working for only a small percentage of Indiana students and employers. Indiana must resolve its issues of access, opportunity and equity if it is to develop the tech workforce that companies must have in the coming years. […]

The time has come to remove “emerging” from the description of Indiana as a major tech hub.

It’s the middle of December and the Indiana tech ecosystem is about to put a bow on another record-breaking year for attracting venture capital. Couple that with a surge in tech companies relocating and expanding to Indiana, and 2021 will go down as a year to remember for our growing tech ecosystem.  We see it […]
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2022 tech legislative agenda is robust, inclusive and bold

As we say farewell to 2021 and prepare to welcome in the New Year, we also welcome a new legislative session for the Indiana General Assembly. The Indiana Technology & Innovation Association (ITIA) recently released its policy agenda for the 2022 session, which begins January 4.  TechPoint works closely with ITIA to ensure that policy […]
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Formstack landed $425 million and went quietly back to work

When news of Formstack’s jaw-dropping $425 million capital raise hit the news cycle last Thursday, it understandably set Indiana’s tech ecosystem abuzz. The investment led by Silversmith Capital Partners and returning investor PSG is by far the state’s largest tech capital raise in history. It came on the heels of two other triple-digit investments (Greenlight […]