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Tech Talk: Two Decades of VC Focus

One of the more frequent topics in these weekly outreaches is venture capital. That only seems appropriate due to its vital role in growing entrepreneurship in our state. This week, the Indiana Chamber released a two-page impact analysis of the Indiana Venture Capital Study. Commissioned in 2000 by the Indiana Chamber Foundation, that report first documented our state falling [...]

2019-05-20T12:49:20-04:00May 20th, 2019|

Indiana Chamber on State’s Venture Capital Progress and What’s Next

(INDIANAPOLIS) — A major victory in the 2019 Indiana General Assembly legislative session came with lawmakers approving transferability of the state’s venture capital investment (VCI) tax credit. That step says Indiana Chamber of Commerce President Kevin Brinegar shows how far the state has come but more work remains. “Two decades ago this tool to attract vital funding to support [...]

2019-05-13T11:28:24-04:00May 13th, 2019|

Transferability of Venture Capital Tax Credit Nearing Reality; Bills on Broadband Expansion and Data Centers Headed to Governor

Senate Bill 563 – Economic Development Authored by Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) and Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) Makes a variety of positive changes to tax policy and incentive programs intended to promote and enhance economic development. Of note, the bill allows a taxpayer to assign all or part of a venture capital investment tax credit (VCI), subject to certain [...]

2019-04-22T14:02:13-04:00April 19th, 2019|

Tech Talk: Indiana Moving Toward Improved Economic Tools

Venture capitalists' wallets are tightening, according to a recent report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). In the first quarter of 2019, venture capital (VC) funding fell 36% to $25 billion, with 4% fewer deals compared to the fourth quarter of 2018 – when $39 billion was invested in 1,328 deals. And while the 2018 dollars were impressive, the total number of [...]

2019-04-17T11:13:46-04:00April 17th, 2019|

Tech Talk: Putting Some Sense Behind the Dollars

The 2018 Indiana Venture Report from Elevate Ventures offers an insightful overview of the venture capital landscape in our state. Bottom line: There is improvement in some areas, but still a great deal of work to do. That may be a similar conclusion to recent sentiments, but the Elevate team backs it up with some numbers and analysis. The closing [...]

2019-04-08T13:06:27-04:00April 3rd, 2019|

House Takes Up Governor’s Key Economic Development Bill

Senate Bill 563 – Economic Development Authored by Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) Makes a variety of changes to tax policy and tax incentive programs intended to promote and enhance economic development. The major components are: (1) moving to a market-based sourcing method for income apportionment for service companies; (2) a small business innovation voucher program to assist in research; [...]

2019-03-15T12:18:16-04:00March 15th, 2019|

Priority Legislation on Venture Capital Credit, Broadband and Asbestos Litigation Moves to Second Half

Senate Bill 563 (Economic Development), authored by Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle), passed the Senate 45-4 on Monday. It contains the long-standing Indiana Chamber priority of making the venture capital investment credit transferable. Another aspect of significance is the change to how service providers’ income tax liability is determined. The change, generally speaking, will benefit companies that sell their services [...]

2019-02-27T10:48:48-04:00February 27th, 2019|

Top Story: Chamber Pushing Venture Capital Transferability in Governor’s Economic Development Package

Senate Bill 563 – Economic Development Authored by Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) Makes a variety of changes to tax policy and tax incentive programs intended to promote and enhance economic development. The major components are: (1) moving to a market-based sourcing method for income apportionment for service companies; (2) a small business innovation voucher program to assist in research; [...]

2019-02-15T13:31:03-04:00February 15th, 2019|

Tech Talk: Companies Place Big Bets on Indiana

The Heritage Group (THG), an Indianapolis-based business holding company, has typically operated somewhat quietly. But that lack of public notice should not be confused with any shortcomings in the success category. Founded in 1930 and controlled by the Fehsenfeld family, THG has an ownership interest in 31 companies and about 6,500 global employees. Approximately half of those people work [...]

2018-08-23T09:37:05-04:00August 23rd, 2018|

Tech Talk: VC Hot Streak Continues

Our friends at TechPoint recently shared a summary of the strong investment activity that took place with Indiana tech companies in the second quarter of the year. Nationally, here are some of the venture capital highlights for the first half of 2018, which is shaping up as an excellent year. The numbers are from the PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor and [...]

2018-07-18T10:34:08-04:00July 18th, 2018|