Lesson.ly was started in November 2012 with a mission to make team training easy for growing businesses of all sizes. Over the course of 2014, software startup Lesson.ly has experienced rapid revenue and client growth.

As of late, we’ve been busy checking some big items off the Lesson.ly to-do list. Here’s a bit more detail on the progress.

New Office: 407 Fulton St, Indianapolis, IN 46202



Once a school, now an office space, the Young and Laramore building, where Lesson.ly officially resides, was named one of the “World’s Coolest Offices” by the readers of Inc. Magazine in 2012.

It doesn’t hurt that Kurt Vonnegut’s dad designed the building in the late 1800s, that Kurt himself went to school here as a youngster, and that today local radio station WTTS brings the likes of John Legend and Ingrid Michaelson into the building for private shows right below us.

Also, we’re a training company, so a school atmosphere makes plenty of sense (our space has two slate chalkboards still attached to the walls).

New Hires:

On July 1, 2014, we announced plans to continue growing the Lesson.ly team here in Indiana. Last week, in conjunction with that plan, we made three new sales hires, growing the team to a headcount of nine.

It puts a big smile on my face to welcome Brian Foreman, Mike Wendahl, and Evan Wible to the team.

If you want to join the sales team, email info@lesson.ly to let us know why.

New Clients:

Lyft: Lyft, the popular ridesharing service, came aboard to train their vast network of drivers on product updates and best practices. Use Lyft to get around your city car-free, affordably, and without hassle.

Return Path: If you want better insight into how your commercial emails are performing in the wild, you should use Return Path. I was fortunate enough to be in New York City with Matt Blumberg, Return Path’s CEO, right after he received some big news: Return Path ranked #2 on FORTUNE Magazine’s “25 Best Medium-Size Companies to Work For” list. Now that Matt’s news is public, you can read all about it here. Lesson.ly is helping Return Path tr ain and certify its employees and partners on the ins and outs of Return Path’s software offerings.

Modcloth: My mom, sister, and girlfriend love Modcloth, the vintage-apparel online retailer, so you can imagine how their eyes lit up when Modcloth started using Lesson.ly to train its customer-care team. Next time you head to Modcloth, use the sort-by-decade feature; it’s neat. And we like neat companies.

The Way Forward:

We’re going to keep doing what we’re doing, improving Lesson.ly inside the app and out, and possibly bring a few new strategic partners aboard to help along the way. Stay tuned for all of that; in the meantime, thanks to Indianapolis, Techpoint, and everyone else for helping us get here.