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Founded in 2015 by Susan Marshall, Torchlite helps marketers turn big ideas into wildly successful campaigns by showing them what to do, how to do it and who can get it done. Freelance marketing experts called Torchliters engage with businesses of every size through Torchlite Action™, a SaaS platform that identifies marketing priorities and helps manage objectives, campaigns and deliverables to completion. Check us out at

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Marketing at the speed of business requires ‘marketing orchestration management’

This is the second 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. Marketers in today’s digital century are required to fragment their time across multiple platforms as new ways of communicating information through apps, online advertising and social media pop

120WaterAudit wins Indy’s first Rise of the Rest

Hundreds of people representing all facets of our Indiana tech community gathered at The Union 525 on Thursday, October 12 to see the Rise of the Rest tour with AOL founder Steve Case. Of the 10 startup pitches, only one could be the winner – and that was 120WaterAudit. Megan Glover, co-founder and CEO of

Torchlite Unveils Enhanced Torchlite Action™, New Destination for Marketing Teams

Marketers, like myself, know that accessing real-time data is one of the most critical resources we need to execute successful marketing campaigns. This often means logging into multiple websites, having 17 tabs open in your web browser window, and manually integrating the data together in spreadsheets and presentations. Thanks to Indy’s own Torchlite, that struggle ends

Indy startups, tech heavies line up for $100K Steve Case pitch competition

Indy-area startups and tech heavies are lining up for a competition that could pay $100,000 for just a few minutes of their time. This summer, AOL co-founder and tech investors Steve Case announced he would host pitch competitions in five cities—including Indianapolis—during his “Rise of the Rest” bus tour. The winner in each city would

TechPoint taps former Salesforce leader McCorkle as board chairman

TechPoint has named tech veteran Scott McCorkle as its executive chairman and appointed two other software executives to its board, the not-for-profit technology group announced Tuesday. McCorkle served as CEO of Salesforce Marketing Cloud from 2014 until he stepped down last August. Since then, he’s been investing and advising in the local startup ecosystem, assisting firms such

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

Torchlite Brings in Big Name Expertise, Funding

Indianapolis-based Torchlite has named two tech industry veterans to leadership roles and closed on a $2 million round of seed funding. Scott McCorkle, former chief executive officer of Salesforce Marketing Cloud, is now executive chairman and Jeffrey Rohrs, chief marketing officer of New York-based Yext (NYSE: YEXT) has been added to the board. Torchlite has now

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 ( We asked a few

Torchlite Helps Businesses Access, Manage Marketing Freelancers

Susan Marshall, founder and CEO of digital marketing startup Torchlite, has been working in the technology sector for about 25 years. Her experience is mostly in product development and marketing, and she’s worked for some of the most innovative companies in the world, including Apple, Salesforce, and Adobe. With Indianapolis-based Torchlite, Marshall has set her

Torchlite Adds to Team

Torchlite has named Curt Olson vice president of enterprise and channel sales. He previously spent 13 years with Salesforce, formerly ExactTarget. Olson is a 20-year veteran of the SaaS industry with deep experience in software sales, services and product. The firm also named Leigh Hamer senior director of professional services. She brings 10 years of experience in journalism, public

For tech sector, a mix of optimism, concern about Trump presidency

Following Donald Trump’s surprising victory in the U.S. presidential race, several local technology executives and investors said they’re encouraged there’s going to be an entrepreneur in the White House. But many of those same leaders expressed concern about the potential for Trump rhetoric or policies that would marginalize women and minorities. Trump has had 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

Fast-growing Torchlite adds people back into the tech stack

Pop quiz, hotshot! Your tech startup is growing super fast. Recurring annual revenue surpasses $1 million after just 40 days of operation, and the growing pains you expected a year from now are staring you in the face. What do you do? What do you do? Torchlite co-founders Susan Marshall and Shawn Herring are answering