FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (December 12, 2019) — Indianapolis-based and Certified B Corporation, Selfless.ly has closed pre-seed funding from local investors. The turnkey corporate social responsibility platform is the first of its kind to provide the tools necessary for companies of all sizes to make a bigger impact in their communities.
The funding round was led by Indiana Spine Ventures and included participation from Chris & Amy Baggott, Jay Love, Angie Stocklin, Jane Martin, Mark Hill, Kara & Eugene O’Donnell, and David Schisla. “Our pre-seed round of funding is a testament to the diverse local investors who’ve shown they value the impact of Selfless.ly and diverse entrepreneurs,” says co-founder and CEO Joshua Driver. “This raise will allow our company to roll out the platform to a larger audience, and enter into several new national partnerships which will directly benefit great causes that our clients, employees, and communities care about.”
“In Indiana, we’re committed to cultivating an entrepreneurial ecosystem that offers the support, resources and access to capital that startups like Selfless.ly need to innovate and grow their operations,” said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger. “We’re excited to support Selfless.ly through their continued success in Indiana as the company scales its CSR platform, partnering with global businesses committed to increasing their social impact and driving change in their communities.”
The funding arrives as Selfless.ly releases its beta program to companies in Central Indiana and looks to make key hires in early 2020 in client success, engineering, and sales.
Selfless.ly’s platform is now available for companies to empower their employees in workplace philanthropy. By giving choice to employees, while seamlessly tracking & managing all corporate volunteering/giving, Selfless.ly is a smart choice for any philanthropic company. Selfless.ly won the 2018 Demo Day pitch at StartOut Chicago, was a finalist at Techpoint’s Mira awards for new tech startup of the year in 2019, Powderkeg Emerging Tech Culture Honoree and is a graduate of gBETA’s first Indiana cohort.
The Selfless.ly team has been fortunate to have great partners throughout the thriving Indianapolis tech community including Fairwinds Advisors, The Startup Ladies, The Storyteller Agency, Taft, Launch Indy, and more. For additional information, please contact founding partners Joshua Driver & Zach Rodenbarger at [email protected].
Selfless.ly provides a virtual foundation platform for companies of all sizes to demonstrate their social responsibility through channels of volunteering, monetary donations and contributed in-kind products/services. Selfless.ly is a certified LGBT Business Enterprise and Indiana’s first dual-certified domestic benefit corporation and B Corp. Our mission is to reshape corporate culture through technology that helps companies contribute to making their communities a better place. Learn more at https://www.selfless.ly.