Venture Capital Perspective: How important is company profitability?

We asked three early-stage venture capital firms who are active in investing in and/or researching investing in Indiana tech companies to share their thoughts on the importance of profitability with respect to making an investment in a company.

High Alpha venture studio wins Investor of the Year Mira Award

Scott Dorsey, managing partner of Indianapolis-based venture studio High Alpha, accepted the Investor of the Year Award during TechPoint’s 19th annual Mira Awards honoring the best of tech in Indiana.

DemandJump raises $6 million, stakes its claim as customer acquisition disruptor

DemandJump’s recent announcement of a $6 million Series A round is more fuel for the company and its product that have been undergoing tremendous growth in a short amount of time. The oversubscribed raise will help prepare DemandJump to bring on more tech talent and innovate in new ways. With growing headcount and capital, DemandJump […]

Robin Fleming’s new High Alpha venture is ‘hush-hush’ for now

Last month, High Alpha announced that Robin Fleming had joined the venture studio as an entrepreneur in residence and that she would be marshaling her 30 years of enterprise cloud technology experience — including recruiting top B2B SaaS talent — to develop a new company. Robin, who most recently served as senior vice president of […]

Venture Capital Series: What’s it like to be a venture analyst?

Meet two new up-and-coming venture analysts, Nathan Hahn and David Steckler with Elevate Ventures. As venture analysts, they are responsible for focusing on market research and investment due diligence for prospective companies, as well as secondary engagement in providing solutions for existing portfolio companies.

Venture Capital Series: What does a venture analyst do?

Jackie DiMonte serves as a venture analyst at Hyde Park Venture Partners where she spends her time evaluating companies, performing deal work and coordinating the firm’s data and reporting processes. With headquarters in Chicago and Indianapolis, the firm has a number of Indiana tech companies in their portfolio including Bolstra, DemandJump, Vibenomics and Sigstr. We asked Jackie, a Sr. Associate based in the Chicago office, a few questions about what it means to be a venture analyst.

Lessonly raises $8 million Series B led by OpenView

The year 2017 is turning out to be quite the successful year for Lessonly. The leader in team training software has hit record-breaking quarters, ramped up hiring efforts, and is today announcing a Series B raise of $8 million led by OpenView. Lessonly’s founder and CEO, Max Yoder, is no stranger to success. Founded in November […]

Marketing at tech scale-up MOBI demands a constant ROI mindset

This is the third post in a three-part series on marketing at tech startups and scale-ups. Read the first post on marketing at tech startup Sigstr here and the second post on Torchlite here. As startups and scale-up tech companies grow and scale, marketing becomes even more essential to the product and the branding of the company. And as […]