California-based SaaS firm plans to hire 150 workers for new Indy office

A California-based software-as-a-service company plans to invest $1.2 million to establish an office in Indianapolis and said it could hire up to 150 people to staff it by the end of 2024.

Celigo, which makes software that helps companies automate business functions and IT services, already employs 17 Hoosiers who work remotely.

The company—which has 300 workers at several locations worldwide—has not chosen a location for its Indianapolis office but it is evaluating options, according to a news release from the Indiana Economic Development Corp. The office will be home to portions of Celigo’s implementation, support, product, engineering, customer success, sales and marketing operations. The company said it is hiring in all areas of its operations.

“We’re looking to significantly increase headcount in 2021 and build a world-class team, and Indianapolis has proven to be a great place to find the top-notch talent we need,” said Jan Arendtsz, founder and CEO of Celigo, in a statement.

The IEDC offered Celigo Inc. up to $2.25 million in conditional tax credits and up to $250,000 in conditional training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. The tax credits are performance-based, meaning the company is eligible to claim incentives once Hoosiers are hired.

TechPoint CEO Mike Langellier said in a statement that “like so many Bay Area companies, Celigo realized it needed a more sustainable location for growth.”

“After looking at a number of other markets, Jan and the team picked Indy because they can be a real player here, not just a number, while benefiting from and contributing to a successful tech community,” Langellier said. “They will thrive here, and we look forward to their growth.”

In 2020, Celigo launched a new user interface that allows developers and business users to access pre-built tools to help automate more than a dozen business processes, in part by using artificial intelligence.

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