Q3 2022 VC Report: Indiana tech continues to outpace national investment activity

Indiana’s tech ecosystem appears to be outpacing national venture capital (VC) investment activity over the past three quarters as Hoosier companies continue to attract capital at historic levels.   Indiana’s 2022  total third quarter VC investments lagged behind 2022’s second quarter by nearly $6M, but we noted 34 investments in Indiana tech companies with more than […]
Kelli Jones | Sixty8 Capital + Be Nimble: Shining a Light on the Undercapitalized

Kelli Jones | Sixty8 Capital + Be Nimble: Shining a Light on the Undercapitalized

Today we talk to Kelli Jones, co-founder of both Sixty8 Capital and the Be Nimble Foundation. Sixty8 Capital is an Indiana-based venture firm dedicated to investing in diverse communities. Be Nimble is nonprofit with the goal of advancing diversity initiatives to create fully inclusive tech ecosystems. In this episode we talk about Kelli’s journey to […]
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 […]
VC Speed Dating

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 […]

Q2 2022 VC Report: Indiana Tech Shows Continued Momentum through Q2

Most of the worldwide venture market remains cautious amid economic uncertainty, but the Indiana tech ecosystem appears to be experiencing stable performance through the second quarter of 2022. In fact, with more than $166 million invested in 24 Indiana tech companies, the quarter garnered the third largest investment ever recorded by TechPoint since 2016. Fifty […]
Endeavor Team

A carpe diem call to action for Midwest tech entrepreneurs and investors

There are great entrepreneurs and great companies everywhere. Including in Middle America. In cities such as Indianapolis, Louisville, Lexington and Cincinnati, there are emergent entrepreneur-led ecosystems. A growing contingent of investable opportunities continues to build, but venture capital formation in Middle America has not matched supply and demand. This market imbalance has created an opportunity […]