WINNERS’ CIRCLE

Where companies pitch investors and make deals for capital.

TechPoint connected an unprecedented 35 venture capital and investment firms with this year’s Mira Award winners and other select startup and scale-up companies, bringing together 75+ entrepreneurs and investors at this unique event.

Dom Inman, President and Co-Founder, Pi Lab
Photo of Biltwell Event Center in downtown Indianapolis
Marc Neri of Silicon Valley Bank
Networking between entrepreneurs
John McDonald of ClearObject (left) and Mike Langellier of TechPoint (right)
Ting Gootee, Tim Kopp, Don Aquilano and Jeff Barry on the investor panel
Nick Maran of New Stack Ventures
Parag Rathi of River City Capital Funds
Ryan Walters of Needham and Company
Kristen Meehan (left) and Suzanne Alaniz of Verizon Wireless
Rod Reasen and Phil Daniels of Springbuk meet with Ting Gootee of Elevate Ventures

Tech companies need funding to hire talent, build product, and go to market fast.

We make that easier by building relationships with out-of-state venture capital firms and angel investors to showcase dozens of companies who they could invest in.

“In some cases, investors we bring in for this event are visiting Indiana for the first time, and we’re making that first impression on them with the intent to turn their initial visit into a year-round relationship of meeting with and investing in Indiana companies.”

- Mike Langellier, President & CEO of TechPoint

In 2017, Indiana tech companies raised $56M through 23 deals, which was about half of the total amount of money raised by all companies in Indiana.

We bring together emerging tech companies who are in growth mode and raising money to meet with investors under one roof in one day. Our investor partners are selected by recommendations from the CEOs and top executives of our companies and come from all across the U.S.

Winner’s Circle is an incredibly efficient way for both companies and VC’s to meet 5-10 companies in one day. Most of the companies are early stage/growth looking for Series A funding. Companies and investors rank each other’s preferred meetings. Matches are set based on rankings and private pitch sessions. Pitches are 20 minute sessions where companies can explain their product and growth strategy to make deals for their next funding round.