Slice, a Fort Wayne-based startup offering cloud-based software for writers and writing teams, has secured a $20,000 investment from Elevate Ventures in Indianapolis through Elevate’s Community Ideation Fund. The software can be used to manage writing projects including reports, proposals, and class essays.
Slice was founded in 2019 by Chief Executive Officer Joe Bellavance. The platform allows users to work individually or with a team to collect content, notes, and other files in one place. Users can collaborate in real-time by editing and managing workflow.
“Slice seeks to transform the way we author, edit, source and organize original content,” said Dan Meek, Elevate Ventures entrepreneur-in-residence serving Elevate Northeast Indiana. “This investment will assist the company with early adoption and technology enhancements.”
Bellavance said the funding will allow the startup to improve the user experience, gain additional customers, and share the software with more people.
“Over two billion people rely on a workflow that’s forty years old,” said Bellavance. “Both of those numbers are staggering, and we have an opportunity to help a lot of people. Funding is life to a startup, and we’re very grateful for Elevate’s investment that will enable us to grow.”
Elevate’s Community Ideation Fund is supported through its partnership with Elevate Northeast Indiana.