Philanthropy-focused software firm planning to add 110 employees

Selfless.ly Inc., a philanthropy-focused software services firm, announced plans Thursday to hire as many as 110 people over the next four years as it expands operations in downtown Indianapolis.

Founded in 2017, Selfless.ly launched its software platform this month. The firm offers a virtual foundation platform that helps companies demonstrate social responsibility through channels such as volunteering, monetary giving and donated services.

The firm said it expects to add five “high-wage” employees in 2020 and then ramp up hiring significantly in subsequent years.

Selfless.ly leases space in the Union 525 Building—a tech incubator at 525 S. Meridian St.—but said it plans to “evaluate options for growing its footprint in downtown Indianapolis” as employment grows.

A state incentive agreement the company reached in August with the Indiana Economic Development Corp. says the company plans to make a capital investment of nearly $1 million to establish operations in the Fishers Town Commons retail center at 8235 E. 116th St., but the firm has moved those plans to Indianapolis.

The IEDC offered Selfless.ly up to $1.75 million in conditional tax credits and up to $100,000 in training grants based on the job-creation plans. The incentives hinge on the company’s ability to meet hiring goals.

Selfless.ly was started by Joshua Driver, the founded of Open for Service, a 4-year-old Indianapolis not-for-profit that provides a network for people to help businesses promote diversity. He was named Community Champion of the Year by Techpoint in 2017.

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