Employee Training Software Provider Lesson.ly to Expand in Indy

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Training Software Company to Create 74 New Jobs by 2018, Capital Investment of $600K

INDIANAPOLIS (July 1, 2014) - Lesson.ly, an employee training software company, announced plans today to create up to 74 new jobs and invest up to $600,000 in capital investment by 2018. 

"Lesson.ly would not exist without the assistance and encouragement of local government, businesses, and programs like the Orr Fellowship," said Max Yoder, Lesson.ly's co-founder and CEO. "The low cost of doing business and recent state tax reforms made it an easy choice to place our headquarters in Indiana. Our commitment today reflects our intent to grow and create meaningful jobs for Hoosiers."

Founded in 2012, Lesson.ly's software helps businesses create more efficient processes around new employee onboarding, customer support training and sales enablement training. With simple tools to build, share and track lessons and courses, Lesson.ly is everything a company needs to get teams up-to-speed and keep them there, no training background required.

"Indy strives to attract new talent to keep up with the growing high-tech industry," said Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard. "Indy earned recognition last year by Forbes as the #4 city in the nation for high-tech job growth. Today's announcement by Lesson.ly solidifies Indy's position as a leader in this industry."

Expanding at a rapid pace, the company currently works with businesses such as Angie's list, BambooHR, and Indiana University Health. To support a growing customer base, Lesson.ly plans to invest $600,000 over five years to both create jobs and lease and equip headquarters space in downtown Indianapolis.

"Indy's information technology industry once again shows that Indianapolis successfully competes on the national stage," said Brian Gildea, vice president of Indianapolis economic development for the Indy Chamber. "Our talented workforce, top universities, and friendly business climate create an ideal environment for tech companies to successfully grow their business and Lesson.ly has proven that with today's announcement."

In support of Lesson.ly's initiatives, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered the company up to $750,000 performance-based tax credits over a 10-year period based on job creation plans. The Indy Chamber supports this project through workforce and permitting assistance.

Lesson.ly has been featured in such outlets as TechCrunch, while Yoder has also appeared in Fast Company's "Most Creative People" column for his passion philanthropy project, The First Fund.

About Lesson.ly
Lesson.ly makes easy-to-use training software for growing businesses. With simple tools to build, share and track lessons and courses, Lesson.ly is everything a company needs to get teams up-to-speed and keep them there, no training background required. Learn more at lesson.ly.

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Media Contacts:
Emily Wilson (Lesson.ly) - 317.602.7137 or ewilson@bohlsengroup.com
Ashley Elrod (Indy Chamber) - 317.903.9825 or aelrod@indychamber.com

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