OUR PORTFOLIO

 

Elate’s Dynamic Strategic Planning platform helps organizations increase visibility and drive engagement.

 

The Bee Corp’s technology helps beekeepers maximize pollination revenue per hive and helps growers reduce cost and optimize pollination quality.

LEAD INVESTOR: IU VENTURES

Invoke Learning provides an advanced-analytics solution for higher education that positively impacts the full student journey – enrollment, retention, engagement, and DEI – all leading to better student success.

 

All In’s technology enables and empowers coaches to lay a foundation for winning programs.

LEAD INVESTOR: SKYPOINT

Folia’s digital platform and collaboration tools improve workplace productivity while reducing environmental and economic costs.

LEAD INVESTOR: IU VENTURES

Stagetime is a professional community for members of the performing arts industry to network, advance their careers, and build enduring relatonships.

LEAD INVESTOR: HYDE PARK ANGELS

Blueprint Stats unlocks the full potential of basketball game film for athlete development and evaluation, team strategy, and entertainment.

LEAD INVESTOR: IU VENTURES

The Boost app helps students manage and meet assignment deadlines, resulting in higher grades and on-time graduation.

LEAD INVESTOR: GWU LABS

Qualifi’s HR technology allows recruiters to identify their most qualified candidates seven times faster than traditional methods, while increasing equity and accessibility. 

LEAD INVESTOR: RALLY VENTURES

FloWaste’s food analytics platform empowers restaurants, food service, and food producers to optimize food usage and reduce waste and costs.

LEAD INVESTOR: ROCKSTART

Civic Champs is the most intuitive and impactful solution for volunteer management and engagement.

LEAD INVESTOR: TECHSTARS

A Techstars company, Beastcoast is an industry-leading esports and professional gaming content network.

LEAD INVESTOR: ELEVATE VENTURES

Where Our Capital Is Invested

percentage of total dollars to date

  • female founding teams 26% 26%
  • BIPOC founding teams 41% 41%
  • Black founding teams 18% 18%
  • FEMALE OR BIPOC Founding teams 61% 61%
  • Indiana companies 100% 100%

The Mill Awarded $400,000 EDA Grant

The grant will allow The Mill to grow Flywheel Fund to the private fund legal limit of 99 members and to establish Turbine Fund for seasoned investors to make bigger investments. Both funds will invest in Indiana-based startups, with special attention to creating equitable access to capital for women and diverse founders.

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Flywheel Backs Blueprint Stats

Less than 1% of the basketball world uses breakdowns, due to the cost and difficulty of accessing the technology. Blueprint Stats attacks that problem head on at a time when both sides of the market are looking for player insights. Recruiting budgets are being cut, and athletes want to stand out to scouts to make the most of new NIL opportunities.

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ProBook Sports Receives $50,000 Investment

ProBook Sports provides an end-to-end platform for coaches to engage with their team members in aspects ranging from video and analytics to nutrition and calendar management. In a market where the dominant player is focused on providing video to very large professional organizations, ProBook is poised to fill a gap with the thousands of other teams.

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Flywheel Invests in Esports Startup

Anderson, a graduate of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, developed the model for Beastcoast while working in finance. His work doing due diligence on the esports industry uncovered an opportunity to move away from the traditional model for physical sports, in which media rights, box office, merchandising and sponsorships drive revenue, to an integrated model that monetizes the content itself.

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Flywheel Sees Rapid Expansion

The first cohort of 11 members planned to make four investments of $25,000 in a year. By January 2021, the fund had exceeded expectations, investing $120,000 across five companies in less than six months. The second cohort has quadrupled membership to 50 investors and grown the investment fund to $640,000—an increase of over 500%.

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FIve Startups Win Funding

The five companies who received investment are: Stagetime, an online professional network for the performing arts; Civic Champs, an app for nonprofits that automates volunteer management; Boost, an app that helps students manage and meet assignment deadlines; Qualifi, whose technology allows HR professionals to conduct very high volumes of phone interviews quickly; and Flowaste, whose data analytics provide actionable insights on food waste.

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“Flywheel Fund has been a great partner for FloWaste. Working with Pat and Brian has been a huge asset, and having great midwestern syndicate members broadens our network and creates new opportunities.”

Rian Mc Donnell

CEO / FloWaste

“We are excited to have the Flywheel Fund invest into the ProBook family. Flywheel did not just invest in us, but provided two amazing mentors from the organized sports space.”

Andre Harakas

Founder & ceo / all in team sports hub

“It’s fantastic to see the impact that Pat, Brian, and team are having in our local startup community. [Flywheel has] become one of the strongest match-makers (for investors, founders, and tech enthusiasts) in the state.”

Ravi Bhatt

coounder & ceo / folia

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