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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