Tech Company Off to Speedy Start

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Indianapolis-based tech startup Torchlite is touting its rapid growth. The company, which was founded by former Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), Adobe Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: ADBE) and Salesforce Marketing Cloud executive Susan Marshall, is reporting more than $1 million in recurring annual revenue after just over a month.

Torchlite connects businesses with marketing specialists through an online marketplace and has grown from a handful of workers to 15 and more than 200 freelance marketers have become "Torchliters" since launch. It has experts located in more than 30 cities throughout the U.S.

During an interview last month on Inside INdiana Business Television, Marshall said the marketplace includes professionals with writing, design, search engine optimization, blogging and development skills that can connect to a wide range of industry needs. She said Torchlite can be an alternative to in-house or outside marketing agencies.

Marshall says "the rapid speed at which we're growing has really exceeded our expectations. These early successes are proof that Torchlite is filling a gap in a marketplace that’s in dire need of updating. Our clients are experiencing just how powerful digital marketing can be to their businesses when done with the right mix of experts and technology."

The company is moving into a new space in downtown Indianapolis and is continuing to recruit marketing experts.

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