High Alpha, an Indianapolis-based venture studio, raised over $100m to launch the second edition of its startup studio services and its venture capital fund to accelerate the creation, the launch and scaling of enterprise cloud companies.
Led by tech entrepreneurs Scott Dorsey, Eric Tobias, Kristian Andersen and Mike Fitzgerald, High Alpha is a venture studio focused on building next-generation enterprise cloud companies through a new model for entrepreneurship that unites company building and venture capital. The team creates and launches new businesses internally, in addition to partnering with entrepreneurs, large corporations and other investors to conceive, launch and scale new businesses.
High Alpha Studio II, its enterprise cloud startup studio, raised $16.65M from repeat investor Emergence Capital, based in San Francisco and an early investor in cloud companies Salesforce, Box and Veeva Systems, alongside new investor Foundry Group, based in Boulder, Colo. Brad Feld, Partner at Foundry Group, will join the board alongside Gordon Ritter, Founder and General Partner of Emergence Capital, and the partners.
High Alpha Capital, a Seed and Series A venture capital fund, also announced the close of High Alpha Capital II, an $85M fund focused on supporting innovative entrepreneurs building the next generation of enterprise software. With its previous fund of $21M, High Alpha Capital I’s portfolio includes software startups and scaleups across North America, including; G2 Crowd, Narvar, SalesLoft, When I Work, Integrate, Terminus, DroneDeploy, Lessonly, Zylo, Sigstr and many others.