About High Alpha

Pioneering a New Model for Entrepreneurship

Our Story

High Alpha was founded by long-time friends, colleagues and business partners, Scott Dorsey, Eric Tobias, Kristian Andersen, and Mike Fitzgerald who knew first hand the impact breakout companies can have on individuals, families, communities and entire industries.

Scott Dorsey co-founded ExactTarget and led the company through an IPO and multi-billion dollar acquisition by Salesforce. Mike Fitzgerald spent the bulk of his career in corporate development and led the ExactTarget team in opening offices around the world, while acquiring and integrating innovative technology companies. Eric Tobias, a multi-time entrepreneur with three exits to public companies, sold his previous company iGoDigital to ExactTarget, later joining Salesforce as an executive. Kristian Andersen founded Studio Science, a successful digital consultancy, which he later sold to private equity in addition to co-founding several other venture-backed SaaS companies.

High Alpha was born with a vision to serve and support entrepreneurs on their own journeys, by being the best possible co-founder imaginable. Since launching the first B2B SaaS Venture Studio, High Alpha has built a world-class team of over 50 builders and operators, co-founded 35+ new companies, backed over 80 founders, and is transforming the venture-building industry with purpose.

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Dream Big

We push boundaries, defy conventional wisdom, and take smart risks by pursuing big opportunities hiding in plain sight.

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Move Fast

We push ourselves to build processes that compress time, speed, and decision-making to produce results faster.

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Expect More

We demand the best from ourselves, our team, and our portfolio.

The High Alpha Community

We invest a great deal in cultivating a strong team dynamic and culture through organized social events, weekly team lunches, and career development opportunities.

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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

We are committed as an organization to building a diverse and inclusive culture. We also have an internal team focused on fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion at High Alpha and across our portfolio.

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Philanthropy

Our team is passionate about giving back to our local community and often partners with other local organizations making a difference in our city.

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Culture

We invest a great deal in cultivating a strong team dynamic and culture through organized social events, weekly team lunches, and career development opportunities.

A Hub for Entrepreneurship

We designed our office in Indianapolis’s Bottleworks District with the community in mind, serving as a gathering place for High Alpha, our portfolio companies, and the broader tech ecosystem.

With the explosive growth in venture studios, High Alpha founded the Venture Studio Collective in 2019 as an exclusive platform for accomplished venture studios to learn from one another, collaborate on ideas and deals, and advocate for the venture studio asset class.

Investors

We are backed by some of the brightest minds in venture capital. Our investors and advisors have built and invested in some of the most successful SaaS businesses and venture firms in the world.