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Startup Week: Taking a look into HighAlpha's $35M fund

What does it mean to raise money in the midwest? Found out about the strengths and weaknesses of the fundraising landscape here in our backyard.

Kristian Andersen is currently a co-founder and partner at High Alpha - a Venture Studio that conceives, launches and scales enterprise technology companies. Prior to High Alpha, he founded Studio Science - a leading design + innovation consultancy that works with high-growth technology companies. He is an active angel investor and co-founder of Gravity Ventures, a seed-stage venture fund that invests in tech-focused startups. Kristian has co-founded a few startups, including; TinderBox, Lessonly, and Pathagility. Along the way, he has had the privilege of advising a number of others.

Kristian sits on several start-up and non-profit boards, co-founded The Speak Easy & Indy Made, and serves as a mentor at The Iron Yard, RunUpLabs, and the ARK Challenge accelerators. He splits his time between Indianapolis and Arkansas, where he mixes it up with his amazing bride and 6 kids. You can find out more at

Jeff Slobotski is the Founder and Managing Partner of Router Ventures, a seed fund venture firm that bypasses place to connect talented people and impactful projects with global, game-changing resources from around the globe. 

Slobotski is also the VP of Business Development for Wave Interactive, a multidisciplinary team of engineers, designers and strategists who provide a full range of digital services including strategy, architecture, design and implementation.

Before his current role with Router Ventures , Slobotski launched Silicon Prairie News. SPN is a digital media and events company dedicated to highlighting, connecting, engaging, and supporting entrepreneurs, creatives, and investors.