Venture capital firms have invested across the nation this year, completing deals in 45 states, as well as the District of Columbia. We all know that the motherload of VC financing flows to the tri-powers of California, New York and Massachusetts, but a few other states with venture-funded companies might surprise you. Indiana, Louisiana, New Mexico, South Carolina, Kansas and Kentucky all saw between five and 10 VC financings land on their home turf this year. Indiana just popped up on our radar this week, when Indianapolis-based storage specialist Scale Computing raised a $12 million Series D financing led by Indiana investor Heron Capital Ventures. A few notable Silicon Valley firms also participated in that round, including Benchmark Capital, Northgate Capital and Scale Venture Partners.