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Myles Grote


Myles Grote serves as Partner at Elevate Ventures. He is focused on supporting Elevate’s investment processes and assisting in the continued refinement of our investment architecture.

Myles is an Indy native hailing from the IU Kelley School of Business and has spent all 16 years of his career in both building and investing in technology companies. Most recently, he served as the Head of Portfolio Success at High Alpha Innovation and launched Omnidollar, the first ever global syndicate in the State of Indiana where he has participated in early stage investing & advising. In addition to building and investing, he has spent 4 years as an EIR & Mentor at one of the most successful Techstars programs in the World. For fun, Myles enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter and son, watching Indy sports and running.

  • What motivates you? Growing up, my father was paralyzed in a bad car accident. Since then, my entire life perspective changed. The fact that he continued to run a company post-accident showed me what true grit is and continues to motivate me to this day.
  • What is the one critical thing you want people to know about you? As a former founder for 10 years, I have such deep empathy for the journey that entrepreneurs embark on. I want people to know that this empathy flows through to every interaction that I have with founders to this day.
  • Any “did you know?” random facts about yourself to share? While attending IU, I created the first ever collegiate-hosted half marathon in the Country.