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Indy an 'unlikely' hotbed of tech startups

This article originally appeared on Crunchbase .  Salesforce’s   $2.5 billion acquisition of email marketing startup ExactTarget  in 2013 was a big deal. And for Indianapolis, it may have also catalyzed a burgeoning startup scene. A number of former ExactTarget and Salesforce executives have gone on to start companies in the midwest city ExactTarget considered home. Former ExactTarget Co-Founder and CEO Scott Dorsey also launched a venture fund in the city as well. In 2015, Dorsey launched High Alpha, a venture fund focused on investing in enterprise cloud companies that has already invested in more than two dozen startups. Another co-founder, Chris Baggott, started ClusterTruck, a fresh food delivery company in the city, the same year. The central location, lower cost of living, and ability to hire talent for less money than other markets also makes the city appealing to founders and investors alike, Ziegler added. “You can find direct flights to almost anywhere out of the

Best Suburb in America is...

Business Insider published a new ranking, proving once again which the best Suburb in the United States is. If you look closely at who landed at Numero Uno you'll see that not much has changed in the past decade or so. Niche  refreshed their calculations for 2018 due to the rising costs of big-city living and more millennials opting to steer away from suburbia. The major factors included to determine quality of living are: crime, unemployment rate, schools, new home price, income, amenities, and cost of living. 

America's Most Underrated City

It's that time of the year where Indianapolis takes center stage again - on ABC Sunday afternoon, to be specific. Forbes recently ran an article touting Indy as the most underrated, partly due to being the 35th largest city yet hangs with the elite, in terms of things like value, food, sports, steak, golf, and unique activities.  You might think it's weird to list both steak and food, plus golf and sports, but when you're ranked at the top of your class, you gotta give it its own press. Sports:  #1 football stadium (LucasOil) #1 basketball stadium (Fieldhouse) #1 Superbowl experience (2012) #1 sporting event (Indy 500) #1 Final Four host (8 times) #1 NFL Combine host NBA All-Star 2021 2024 host BCS Championship 2022 host  Annual NCAA Championships for Swimming, Gymnastics, Track & Field. And best of all... Golf Pete Dye courses (The Fort, The Brickyard, Maple Creek) PGA events (Crooked Stick) #2 city for public golf courses (Fishers) #1 rated publ


If you're a stock investor, you've probably seen the FANG acronym being used. Google is now Alphabet so it needs a revision. Allow me to sprinkle some § flair on Jim Cramer's original by adding some other can't-pass-up tech stocks: F acebook A mazon N etflix T esla A pple S alesforce M icrosoft A lphabet So there you have it, FANTASMA . My new favorite word is actually a Spanish word for GHOST or PHANTOM.  Hmm, Indy happens to be home to a certain Pro Bowler who calls himself the Ghost. And he wears a spooky number that supposed to be unlucky. But the horseshoe hung upside-down represents luck and the guy feeding him the ball is named Luck! Just like (another "Indy")  ND up-state uses the clover, which when found as 4 petals (Four Horsemen? Horses again!) means luck! And a Leprechaun with his lucky charms and a pot of gold!!  What does all this mean? Duh. Bet on Colts to win the Superbowl. Almost all the pieces are there (still

Indy among Most Impressive US Cities

Thrillist recently reached out to expert travelers and writers to find out which American cities are the best. Seeking to find the friendliest, cheapest, tastiest and most innovative spots led to where else: Indianapolis. If you're staying downtown, at first glance you'll see a lot of chain restaurants. But if you look a little harder, you'll find a hotbed of culinary masterpieces . In 2017 Condé Nast Traveler named Indianapolis the most underrated food city in America, thanks in large part to Martha Hoover's empire . No other city hosts an event like Indy does; whether it's the Superbowl, Indy 500, Final Fours, NBA All-Star game, NFL combines, B1G Championships or proudly serving millions at the convention center. What if you're not just  travelling  here, but looking to move here to improve your life and/or career? Good news: Glassdoor  ranks Indy #2 on the list of best American cities for jobs. Our northern suburbs Carmel and Fishers have both bee