Tech company founded by former Purdue students to add 100 jobs

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INDIANAPOLIS — A startup that provides technology for computer science classrooms plans to create new jobs in Indianapolis.

Mimir announced Thursday that it will expand operations in Indiana to support the company’s growth. The education software is used at more than 80 universities, including University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins University, University of California-Los Angeles, and University of Cincinnati.

“The Midwest is a perfect place to scale a startup like Mimir,” Prahasith Veluvolu, chief executive officer of Mimir, said in a statement. “Indianapolis remains one of the most affordable cities in the nation and continues to evolve into a tech hub. That’s translating to additional funding opportunities from investors and more robust employee pools for companies like ours.”

Mimir was created while its founders were attending Purdue University. They launched their first project, Mimir Classroom, in 2015 and took their new software program to Silicon Valley to participate in the Y-Combinator, a startup accelerator, where they successfully launched their business. Mimir Classroom automates computer science grading and checks for plagiarism.

The company moved into the Market Tower in Indianapolis in June due to its growth. Before the move, the company was located in The Anvil coworking space in West Lafayette.

Mimir currently has 14 full-time employees and hopes to expand to 20 employees by the end of the summer. The company is currently hiring for sales and engineering positions. Interested applicants may apply online at www.mimirhq.com/careers.

By 2021, the company hopes to create 102 new, high-wage jobs. The positions are expected to pay an average wage nearly 50 percent higher than the average job statewide.

By the end of this year, Mimir plans to launch an additional software platform that helps companies evaluate potential new employees’ computer science skills during the interview process.

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