Last week, news broke that ExactTarget is launching down the path of an IPO. The ExactTarget IPO will surely mean an infusion of capital for the 11-year-old enterprise marketing software company. But will tapping into the public market have an impact on the hundreds of startups that are cropping up in the Midwest? There will [...]
About Matt HuncklerMatt's a founder and organizer at Verge. He's a connecter, writer, and habitual start-upper.
About Matt Hunckler
Matt's a founder and organizer at Verge. He's a connecter, writer, and habitual start-upper.
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I first met Gerry Hays when I was an undergrad at Indiana University in his Entrepreneurial Finance course. But Gerry didn’t just give me the standard Venture Capital 101—he also helped me package and sell my first business. I’d have to say he knows more about Indiana Venture Capital and funding startups than just about [...]
Over 100 people rallied on Butler University campus last week to celebrate the launch of Localstake, a new web platform (now in beta) that looks to help entrepreneurs microfinance their venture with local resources. The Localstake launch brought an eclectic crowd of investors, software developers, and friends of founders to build support for the startup [...]
Indianapolis-based MyJibe announced today that it has been acquired by Provo, Utah-based software company, MoneyDesktop. MyJibe is a web-based application that takes a proactive approach to personal finance. The software brought live support capability and bank-level-standards for security for consumers and advisors. MyJibe sold for an undisclosed amount and the product, as it is known [...]
Social Entrepreneurship Examples: How Startups Can Embrace Social Entrepreneurship (Without Losing Their Shirts)
Mark and I go way back. We’ve known each other for a few years and even had a chance to work together for a while. I learned a ton from collaborating with and observing Mark, and he could even be credited with bringing me to the Indianapolis startup scene right out of college. But it [...]
It’s aliiiive! Our Midwest startup community has grown from a handful of initial members to nearly 1,300 active contributors. In the past year alone, our regular get-togethers have gone from around 50 people to over 200 at every meetup, with spots consistently selling out—sometimes in less than 5 hours! But the growth story isn’t really [...]
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