Venture Beat - January 2, 2018
Lessonly (Indianapolis, Indiana)
Enterprise software company that’s gaining traction outside of the Valley is Lessonly. Though its most recent raise — an $8 million series B in November — is modest, its journey has been notable for a couple of reasons.
One, it has raised later-stage money in a town where that has not been an easy task. According to Crunchbase News, Lessonly’s recent round is the first series B raised in Indianapolis since 2016. Second, the company is growing at a healthy rate, having doubled its revenue from 2016 to 2017……
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