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File-sharing firm to invest $2.1M, add up to 30 jobs

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Secured FTP Hosting LLC, which does business as SmartFile, said Monday that it plans to invest $2.1 million to expand its Indianapolis operations and add up to 30 jobs by 2016.

The Indianapolis-based online file-sharing company said the investment will help make a 7,500-square-foot facility at 212 W. 10th Street operational by September.

SmartFile has begun hiring software engineers, web developers and system administrators.

The four-year-old company was founded by John Hurley and Ben Timby, part of the cadre that helped start one of the city’s biggest technology stars, ExactTarget Inc.

SmartFile provides a secure file-sharing platform that allows companies to easily access and manage files over the Internet. The company serves 1,300 clients in more than 120 countries, including 50 companies on the Fortune 500 list.

Because SmartFile operates as an open source software platform, developers can rapidly create new applications and integrate existing ones into the system. Last year, SmartFile was a finalist for IT Startup of the Year at TechPoint’s Mira Awards.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. is offering SmartFile up to $300,000 in tax credits and up to $20,000 in training grants based on the company's job-creation plans.


 

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