A sales and marketing software solutions provider, Tinderbox, Inc., will invest $540,000 to expand its Indianapolis, Indiana operations center, creating up to 95 new jobs by 2016. The firm plans to grow its cloud-based platform business adding sales, support staff, software development and product development positions.
The firm provides software for sales and marketing teams to accelerate the customer acquisition process. The company entered the market as a proposal management platform that offered a method to reduce the time, inconsistency and uncertainty associated with sales proposals. Today, TinderBox services clients such as Angie’s List, Dominion Dealer Solutions and Delivra with a comprehensive management solution for marketing and sales content, including proposals, sales presentations and contracts.
“The TinderBox product is helping our clients acquire a greater number of customers with a more efficient process. We’re thrilled to continue enhancing our solution, hiring new team members and expanding this service to additional markets,” said Dustin Sapp, founder and president of TinderBox. “It was an easy decision to choose Indiana as the place to expand with its growing high-tech sector and stable business climate. We’re looking forward to a successful future of economic impact here in Indianapolis.”
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Tinderbox, Inc. up to $1,375,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $55,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. In addition, the city of Indianapolis will consider additional property tax abatement at the request of Develop Indy.
“High-tech, high-wage jobs at a homegrown company is the latest positive momentum for our economy,” said Governor Mike Pence. “More than anything else, job growth depends on building a pro-business environment, and Tinderbox’s decision reaffirms that Indiana is a place where high-tech business makes sense.”
"Tinderbox is a great success story illustrating our efforts to keep our homegrown Hoosier companies right here in Indianapolis,” said Mayor Greg Ballard. “Despite strong competition against cities in the Midwest and on the west coast, we have proven once again that our work in cultivating a strong and inviting business community brings results.”