Three Outstanding Companies Headline April Pitch Week!

The VisionTech Angels Screening Committee reviewed five companies in March and selected three to present at our April Pitch Week next (continued…)

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R&D Tax Credit Change Could Put Money in the Pockets of SaaS Companies

While we’re not in the tax preparation business, VisionTech Angels member, Steve Sehy, MBA, CPA, has provided some good information (continued…)

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VisionTech Portfolio Company WorkHere Adds SalesForce Alum Lisa Helms to Lead Customer Engagement

Successful start-ups need strong leaders. VisionTech portfolio company WorkHere, which has an app that is transforming the way companies hire and people find jobs, recently added proven leader Lisa Helms to its leadership team.

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VisionTech Portfolio Company NeuroFx Clears FDA Hurdle for Stroke Drug Candidate

VisionTech Partners’ portfolio company NeuroFx may have an effective treatment for stroke. The Indy-based company just cleared an important hurdle with the FDA toward its first clinical trials in humans.

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VisionTech Angels Member Profile: Keith Davis, Biotech Researcher, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor

Keith Davis is not your ordinary angel investor. He’s the director of the Johnson Center for Innovation and Translational Research at Indiana University (IU) Bloomington, a senior research scientist in IU’s Biotechnology Program, and an entrepreneur himself.

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WorkHere’s CEO Howard Bates Has Earned His Wings

When it comes to angel investing, Indianapolis entrepreneur Howard Bates has earned his wings. He has personally invested in ten (continued…)

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For OrthoPediatrics, Angels Bring More Than Money

Mark Throdahl is very familiar with angel investors. In 2009, his company, Indiana-based OrthoPediatrics, needed capital to help advance and (continued…)

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So You Want to Be an Angel? Join Us at the E3 Summit July 13

There’s a certain romance in calling oneself an entrepreneur or angel investor. It conjures up images of Shark Tank, deal-making (continued…)

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VisionTech’s Don Scifres Takes Role with SmartFile

Three years ago, Don Scifres, Bernie Berry, and I formed VisionTech Partners/VisionTech Angels with Don participating as a managing partner. (continued…)

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Sold Out! Startup Study Hall with The Startup Ladies

Involvement in entrepreneurship and angel investing remains largely male-dominated endeavors. This is not for a lack of trying. The Angel (continued…)

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Rwanda: Creating The New Reality Through Entrepreneurship

Two decades ago, the news reports out of Rwanda were sobering. Over a 100-day period in the spring of 1994, (continued…)

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Startup Champion Stuart Gutwein to Lead VisionTech Angels’ Lafayette Chapter

Indiana attorney Stuart Gutwein is not one to sit still. When he’s not practicing law, he’s advising startup companies at incubators around the state. If he’s not founding and running investment firms, he’s doing cross-fit or spending time with family.

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Welcoming Jim Schellinger to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation

VisionTech Partners is pleased to learn of the appointment of Jim Schellinger, Chairman and CEO of one of Indiana’s premiere architect firms, CSO Architects, as president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC).

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The Business of Caring: What Friends Do

A friend has just given birth. A family member has passed away. A co-worker’s had a car wreck and is laid up in bed. You want to help, but your own busy life doesn’t leave much time to be there for others in a meaningful way.

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OrthoWorx’ Sheryl Conley: From Small Town Girl to Global Executive to Angel Investor

rowing up in Warsaw, Indiana, town of some 13,600 residents, Sheryl Conley never imagined she would be group president and chief marketing officer of one of the world’s most successful orthopedic medical device companies, Zimmer Holdings

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What’s in an App? For Peoplocity, It’s Customer Service, Loyalty and Retention

It’s probably happened to you. A product or service doesn’t meet your expectations. So you go to the company’s website, looking for satisfaction and contact information.

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LumenCache’s Derek Cowburn Is Ready to Launch

This is not Derek Cowburn’s first rodeo, but the seasoned entrepreneur admits his company LumenCache is in the midst of an incredible ride.

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A Deal Starter: VisionTech’s Investment Ceiling Has Just Doubled

For eligible Indiana startup companies, raising capital just got easier. That means fewer late nights honing your pitch. A few less pitches to potential investors. And fewer sleepless nights waiting for due diligence to be completed.

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Entrepreneurs, Start Your Engines

In the spirit of the greatest spectacle in racing, the Indianapolis 500, the Venture Club of Indiana hosted a themed (continued…)

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Highlights from the 2015 Angel Capital Association Summit

Two weeks ago, Oscar Moralez, Tony Petrucciani, and I were in San Diego for the 2015 Angel Capital Association Summit. (continued…)

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Venture360 Makes Link Between Angels and Start-ups More Seamless, More Connected

Whether you’re an angel investor managing a portfolio, an entrepreneur in search of capital, or a portfolio company building your (continued…)

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VisionTech Travels to West Lafayette for Purdue “Pitch Day”

This Wednesday, February 25,  representatives of VisionTech Partners and VisionTech Angels will  travel to West Lafayette to participate in Purdue (continued…)

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When Doctors Call, VisionTech Partners Listens

Nowadays when I meet with a physician, it’s typically not a about a health issue. It’s about an idea they (continued…)

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So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur? Enroll in INVisionU at IU

Back in the 60’s and 70’s, kids wanted to be cowboys, firemen, teachers, doctors, and nurses. (Or so I’m told.) Me personally? I wanted to be an astronaut. Now young people want to be entrepreneurs. Where did that come from?

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Adding Bench Strength

One of VisionTech Partners’ core missions is to support people through the process of starting and investing in new companies and successfully commercializing new technologies.

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High Five! VisionTech Angels Among First in Nation to Earn ACA Certification

VisionTech Angels aspires to be among the top angel investing groups in the country. Today’s announcement that we’re among the (continued…)

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Managing the Vision Behind VisionTech Angels

Todd Saxton approaches his passion for endurance sports in the same way he approaches venture activities—as a long but rewarding (continued…)

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VisionTech Angels in Action: Terry Schlotterback, Warsaw Chapter President

For 34 years, Purdue graduate Terry Schlotterback applied his knowledge and energies to the orthopedic device industry. When he retired (continued…)

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A VisionTech Angel Portfolio Profile: OrthoPediatrics

So what makes a startup company a good investment for #VisionTechAngels? Obviously, there’s a tremendous amount of due diligence involved. (continued…)

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Raising the Bar: VisionTech Angels Moves to ProSeeder

Angel investment groups rely on their technology platforms to manage and share information between entrepreneurs and angel investors. This is (continued…)

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