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Tech, Infrastructure and Values Mark Rise of a Corn Belt City
The number of businesses in Indiana is surging, with the number of new formations up 51% in 2022 over 2019, to about 83,500 – a sign of economic growth to come. The broad approach seems to be working. In terms of growth, Indiana looks more like a sunbelt state, said Kristian Andersen, a partner at High Alpha, a venture firm based in Indianapolis. … By Elizabeth MacBride.
VC Spotlight: Cake Ventures Invests in Demographic Change
“Diversity is ingrained in our fund, but we don’t have a mandate,” says founder Monique Woodward. “We see opportunities in lots of different people.” According to Woodard, 40% of the companies Cake Ventures invests in have female CEOs and 40% have black founders/CEOs. … By Ellen Chang.
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A Founder’s Collaboration Skills Can Be The Key To Success, Especially in Deep Tech
University of Florida’s Innovation Center is finding a new way to measure how startups make a difference. … by Elaine Pofeldt
An Immigrant From Argentina Reinvented A Hot Niche In The Beauty Business
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