SproutBox is a venture capital firm in Indiana that focuses on investments in startup and early stage companies. Founded 2008 in Bloomington, Indiana, United States by Brad Wisler, Marc Guyer, and Mike Trotzke, it invests in early stage ventures and seed. Its portfolio companies include Periodic, Quipol and Pocket Tales. The company invests their talent in startup companies with high growth potential in exchange for equity. Each year, SproutBox will give four hand-picked startups all the expertise, tools, and resources needed to turn their early stage ideas into a revenue-generating reality. During the fast-paced 10-month Sprout cycle, the selected startup (or Sprout) typically receives approximately $250,000 worth of services, along with just enough cash to enable entrepreneurs to stay focused on creating and marketing their product.