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 […]

Meet the Investor of the Year Award Nominees for the 2022 ‘Best of Tech’ Mira Awards

Recognizing all types of investors who bet on Indiana tech companies and serve as critical mentors and connectors Securing funds is crucial for any tech start up, but it’s even more crucial when expanding. Indiana tech is working hard to drive national capital investment firms and their money to the state, and it’s important to […]

Q4 & Annual 2021 Indiana VC Report

Records shattered as new leaders step into next phase of tech ecosystem Indiana tech investment, mergers & acquisition (M&A) activity in 2021 didn’t just break records: they ground those markers into dust. Perhaps more importantly, the indications from those bringing in that all-important capital are that the new generation of the state’s ecosystem are following […]

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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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 […]

Q3 2021 VC Report: Billions Served

In less than three years, Indiana tech companies have raised more than one billion dollars, and our review of 2021’s third quarter shows no letting up of the record pace in capital raises that began late last year. The sector closed the third quarter of 2021 with more than $159 million in 12 publicly announced […]

VIDEO: OnBoard CEO talks about $100 million investment from JMI Equity

It’s been 18 years since Paroon Chada started OnBoard in Lafayette, Indiana, while he was still a student at Purdue University. As of June this year, the fast-growing software scale-up company was the leading board management and intelligence platform with its headquarters in Indianapolis, 140+ employees and more than 2,500 customers around the world. In […]

Q2 2021 VC Report: Record Rebound!

To call the second quarter of 2021 a rebound for investments in Indiana’s tech ecosystem is an understatement: there has never been a bigger quarter (or even year) for tech investment in Indiana history. That claim is based on a review of TechPoint-collected information on publicly announced investments, which stretches back to 2014, as well […]