Serial Tech Entrepreneur Receives Sagamore of The Wabash

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A big name in the state's tech scene has received one of the highest distinctions in Indiana. Governor Eric Holcomb has awarded ClusterTruck founder Chris Baggott the Sagamore of The Wabash. During a presentation this week at the company's Indianapolis headquarters, Congressman Luke Messer (R-6) said the serial entrepreneur "embodies exactly what the 21st century American dream is about."

Baggott's accomplishments include co-founding Compendium Software, which was eventually sold to Oracle, and ExactTarget, which was eventually sold to Salesforce and its present-day incarnation Salesforce Marketing Cloud is headquartered in Indianapolis. Baggott founded and runs Tyner Pond Farms in Hancock County and The Mug restaurants.

Messer delivered the honor to Baggott Wednesday on behalf of Holcomb and added "as an innovator, entrepreneur and job creator, Chris has had an enormous impact on Indiana’s growing economy throughout his career."

ClusterTruck has raised several millions of dollars in capital and is in expansion mode with a recently-opened Bloomington location and plans for Cleveland, Columbus, Ohio; Denver, Kansas City and Charlotte.

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