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.

Tech companies like Lesson.ly have choices, and we are pleased that those choices led them here to Indiana.

Step 1: Lesson.ly makes easy-to-use training software. Step 2: Growing businesses buy it. Step 3: Growing businesses tell their friends.

To keep up with this reality, Lesson.ly plans to add up to 74 new jobs in the city 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 in Indiana.”

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.

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 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.”

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. Lesson.ly partnered with FairWinds Advisors on the IEDC project.

"Tech companies like Lesson.ly have choices, and we are pleased that those choices led them here to Indiana," said Eric Doden, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. "High-tech companies can add jobs and invest here with confidence, knowing that this will remain a stable and affordable place to grow. Compared to traditional tech communities, Indiana offers a competitive advantage that truly makes this a state that works."

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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