Even before the multibillion-dollar sale of ExactTarget, the city had a healthy, if unheralded, tech startup scene. But with a crop of new millionaires and twentysomething entrepreneurs coming out of the Speak Easy’s repurposed woodwork, Indy is on the verge of becoming the next venture-capital hub.
America’s most addictive scents aren’t developed in a Paris perfumery or a New York lab, but in an Indianapolis basement. How Ambre Blends won a cult-like hold on our noses—and boomed into a big-money business
The company blossomed in a corner of the state better known for truck parts than for purses and paisleys, earning adulation from fans and tax breaks from politicians. Then some handbags started bearing “Made in China” tags, and longtime business relationships began to fray.