He was bullied. He flunked out of college. His first business tanked—badly. And yet today, he’s arguably the most influential tech entrepreneur in Indianapolis. His secret? An abiding belief that the glass is half full.
The $2.5 billion sale of ExactTarget to Salesforce transformed the local tech landscape. And according to the people who lived it, the story of how it went down is as rich as they all turned out to be.
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.