High Alpha Portfolio Companies Tenon and Authenticx Take Home Top Honors at 2024 Mira Awards

Tenon and Authenticx were both honored at the 25th Mira Awards hosted by TechPoint, winning Startup of the Year and Tech Company of the Year respectively.

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TechPoint, the nonprofit, industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s technology ecosystem, recognized multiple High Alpha portfolio companies during the 25th annual Mira Awards held on Friday, April 26th.

The Mira Awards — with presenting sponsor Salesforce — celebrates the best of tech in Indiana each year. They honored 18 winners across the Hoosier state, among them were High Alpha portfolio companies Tenon and Authenticx.

The 25th Annual Mira Awards took place on Friday, April 26th, at the Old National Centre.

Startup of the Year: Tenon

Ben Person, Co-Founder & CEO of Tenon, accepting the Startup of the Year award.

TechPoint stated in its press release, “The Mira judges see ‘huge promise’ in Tenon, which is the first to market in its space. Tenon offers a marketing work management solution for enterprise marketing teams to plan and execute their initiatives at scale. Built on ServiceNow – a world-wide leader in digital workflows trusted by 85 percent of the Fortune 500 – Tenon gives marketing teams the technology needed to collaborate and execute campaigns while providing visibility to drive company-wide alignment, and support, and to prove the value of marketing initiatives. Tenon provides out-of- the-box tools like pre-built project templates and advanced capabilities such as agile marketing.  The company is focused on solving project bottlenecks for enterprises working to align large marketing departments challenged by remote work silos, overlapping systems and turnover. Tenon is already the top choice of global, enterprises-level marketing departments, and with an integration to Veeva Vault, it provides one of the top pharmaceutical companies in the world the ability to expedite marketing campaigns and streamline compliance processes with ease.”

Tenon celebrated it’s public launch out of High Alpha in 2023 with the mission of providing marketers with the tools they need to streamline marketing work from start to finish.

Tech Company of the Year: Authenticx

Amy Brown, Founder & CEO of Authenticx, accepting the Tech Company of the Year award.

TechPoint shared in its press release, “Authenticx is trusted by top healthcare and life sciences enterprises to help them identify, understand and effectively respond to customer sentiment and trends. One of the first to leverage AI to tap into the rich data pool of consumer feedback, the company has been recognized as one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies and, according to Tech Crunch, was the only female-founded and led Midwest company to announce a Series B investment round in 2023. Its more than 15 proprietary healthcare-specific AI models are constantly being improved and checked by human experts to ensure accuracy. The Mira judges credited Authenticx’s consistently impressive growth track record, its impressive tech, Brown’s founder’s journey and industry expertise as reasons the company stood out from its peers.”

High Alpha invested in Authenticx $20M Series B round in 2023 to support their mission of helping humans understand humans through a single source of conversational data.

In addition to our award winners, TechPoint also nominated High Alpha portfolio companies The Engineered Innovation Group and Zylo. You can find more information about the event and the full list of 2024 Mira Award winners here.

The Celebrations Didn’t Stop There

Leading up to Friday’s awards ceremony, High Alpha hosted a Happy Hour for TechPoint Tech 25 Winners, Mira Awards Startup of the Year nominees, and past and present members of the Orr Fellowship, an organization that was also nominated for the Talent Impact Award.

Mike Langellier, former TechPoint CEO and one of Indiana’s most well-known tech leaders, joined the High Alpha team back in January of 2023 to help the venture studio discover, refine and launch new tech companies. With several Mira Awards events behind him, Mike delivered opening remarks, emphasizing the importance of the occasion as a moment for the tech community to unite, celebrate successes, and look forward with optimism and determination.

Mike Langellier giving remarks at the Happy Hour hosted by High Alpha and TechPoint.
Attendees chatting and getting excited for the week's events.

Amidst the rollercoaster ride that is startup life and tech, we believe it’s crucial to provide opportunities for these groups to come together and foster deeper, more meaningful connections, as Langellier noted, “Many are future leaders of the tech ecosystem in Indy.”

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