TechPoint 2018 Mira Awards Honor ‘The Best of Tech in Indiana’
The Investor of the Year Award recognizes an angel investor or investment firm who brings both capital and exceptional connections, advice and attention to Indiana companies. Fifty-two independent, volunteer judges spent more than 850 hours evaluating applications, interviewing nominees and selecting this year’s winners. Judges include company founders, technology executives and subject matter experts.
The Mira Awards judges selected High Alpha for the venture studio’s volume of highly-focused business-to-business software-as-a-service investments, as well as the firm’s demonstrated community commitment and value-added growth and education programs like Alloy, Blue Angels, Speaker Series and Flight School.
- Alloy — An exclusive annual portfolio showcase tailored to an executive audience
- Blue Angels — A unique professional development program for women at High Alpha companies
- Flight School — Opportunities to grow and network with other marketing, product, sales, finance and customer success teams across the High Alpha portfolio
- Speaker Series — Events featuring nationally-recognized business leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors
The judges noted that the six financial investments High Alpha made in Indiana companies in 2017 were important in making their decision, but that the company’s ability to draw investment to the community from out-of-state to help fuel companies in its own portfolio and some not formally connected to the studio were major factors.
Since launching High Alpha, the venture studio has invested over $12 million in Indianapolis tech companies. Its Studio portfolio companies have also gone on to raise over $50 million in follow-on funding after launching out of High Alpha Studio.
A total of 15 award winners and two honorable mentions were chosen from the 100+ outstanding companies, organizations and individuals who were selected as nominees this year out of the 205 applications received highlighting achievements during the 2017 calendar year. You can view the full list of 2018 Mira Award winners here.
About High Alpha
High Alpha, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a leading venture studio focused on conceiving, launching and scaling next generation enterprise cloud companies. For more information: highalpha.com or on Twitter at @highalpha.
TechPoint is the nonprofit, industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s technology companies and overall tech ecosystem. The team is focused on attracting talent, accelerating scale-up companies, activating the community and amplifying stories of success. For more, visit www.techpoint.org.