Eric Tobias

Entrepreneur & Investor.
2015-PRESENT
HIGH ALPHA

A new model for entrepreneurship that unites company building and venture capital.

2019-PRESENT
THE VOGUE

The premier live music venue in Indianapolis. Located in the Broad Ripple Arts District.

2012-2014
SALESFORCE

VP, Product, Marketing Cloud
3 Products + Data Science

2008-2012
igodigital

Personalization, Guided Selling, and Recommendation Engine for Marketing.
Sold to Salesforce (NYSE: CRM)

1999-2007
TECHNUITY

Manufacturer of portable power for consumer electronics.
Sold to Audivox (NASDAQ: VOXX)

1999-2007
batteries.com

E-commerce provider of specialty batteries for over 50,000 digital devices.
Sold to Audiovox (NASDAQ: VOXX)

Work.

I am an entrepreneur and venture investor.
I have founded and led 3 different companies to successful exits to public companies. My last company, iGoDigital, was acquired by Salesforce.

Today, I spend my time as a Partner at High Alpha, a venture studio in Indianapolis, that conceives, launches and scales high-growth B2B software companies. In addition, we invest in software companies across North America and I serve as a Board Member with many of these companies.

I have been fortunate to earn numerous accolades for business leadership, including CIO Magazine’s Thirty Under 30, Indianapolis Business Journal’s Forty Under 40, and Inc Magazine's "Inc 500" for the Fastest Growing Companies.

Family.

I am a husband to Laura, father to Anna, Abbie Grace, and Elizabeth, and care taker to 2 dogs (George and Geraldine) and 1 cat (Millie).

My daughter Anna is a senior at Cathedral High School and my daughters Abbie Grace and Elizabeth attend St Lukes Catholic School. We all live in Indianapolis.

Philanthrophy.

I am a passionate civic leader and champion of all things Indianapolis.

In addition to my business work, I am also a passionate civic leader, serving on the Board of Directors of The Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation, the Dean’s Council at Indiana University’s School of Informatics, and the Board of Directors at Cathedral High School. In addition, I was one of the co-founders of The Speakeasy, Indy's first and finest co-working space for entrepreneurs.

Fun.

I am a music lover, especially the live variety.

When I am not working or hanging out with my family, I love to travel and see live music. My favorite city is New York but I love exploring new places of all kinds.

Some of my favorite artists and musicians include Counting Crows, Augustana, Dawes, Sara Bareilles, Todd Snider, The Lumineers. I've been fortunate to see Counting Crows 100+ times over the past 20 years.

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