Markd Closes $100M Debut VC Fund for InsurTechs

InsurTech venture capital firm Markd on Thursday (March 24) closed its $100 million debut fund for early- and growth-stage startups “with the potential to propel the digital transformation of the insurance industry,” according to a company press release. Markd founder and managing partner Parker Beauchamp and an undisclosed industry partner are among the anchor investors […]

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Grow Your Business with Purdue Extension Community Development

Northeast Indiana entrepreneurs and businesses have no-charge access to programs designed to help businesses grow. Register today! This training is made available by Purdue Extension Community Development, a NIIC Community Navigator Program Partner Spoke. Organization. Digital Ready Businesses – Entrepreneurs and small businesses learn to expand their online presence and gain new customers through interactive […]

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Local Company Opens Venture Capital Possibilities to New Investors

Photo by Mammoth Research An Interview with Tommy Martin, CEO and Operations Manager, Mammoth Research By leveraging local and national resources, connections with world-class physicians, and its own propriety technology, Mammoth Research has launched highly successful venture capital funds. In so doing, Mammoth Research has opened venture capital investment opportunities to people who have never […]


IIB: The NIIC Hires Program Manager

The Northeast Indiana Innovation Center in Fort Wayne has hired Rhonda Ladig as program manager. She is also owner of Ladig Consulting LLC. Ladig holds a bachelor’s degree from the Indiana Institute of Technology and a master’s degree from Purdue University Fort Wayne. Read more at Inside Indiana Business

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NIIC Connected Health Lab Relaunches with New Leadership

Renewed Focus with Initiative Partners FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The NIIC announces the relaunch of the Connected Health Lab  (CHL) Program, with new employee Rhonda Ladig leading the initiative as the program manager. The relaunch considers the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare, technology, privacy, education, manufacturing, and data. Mike Fritsch, NIIC President and CEO, said, […]

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