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8 Accounting Startups that Became Unicorns

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The Accounting industry is filled with successful companies that have raised millions of dollars in VC funding that came from some of the top investors in the world.

Many of these successes have turned into unicorns — private companies worth over $1 billion.

If you want to build the next unicorn in the Accounting space, these 8 companies should be your inspiration.

8 Accounting Unicorns Companies

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Tipalti

Tipalti

Tipalti delivers cloud-based solution designed to help multinational corporations manage their global payables operations.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $8.30

    B (

    October 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Mateo

  • Started in:

    2010

  • Founders:

    Chen Amit, Oren Zeev

  • Industries:

    Accounting, Financial Services, FinTech, Payments, Software

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $502.50M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    13

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HighRadius

HighRadius

HighRadius pioneered artificial intelligence in the financial services sector to create a next generation of treasury management and order-to-cash applications that have helped our customers reduce costs, increase cash flow, reduce risk, and better serve their customers.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.10

    B (

    January 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Houston

  • Started in:

    2006

  • Founders:

    Sashi Narahari

  • Industries:

    Accounting, Artificial Intelligence, FinTech, Machine Learning, SaaS, Software

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $174.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    11

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CFGI

CFGI

CFGI is a financial consulting and corporate finance organization that specializes in complicated accounting, reporting, tax, and compliance issues.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.85

    B (

    September 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Boston

  • Started in:

    2000

  • Founders:

    Nicholas J. Nardone, Shane T. Caiazzo

  • Industries:

    Accounting, Consulting, Financial Services

  • Number of employees:

    50-100

  • Funding Amount:

    $18.58M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    1

  • Number of investors:

    1

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TaxBit

TaxBit

TaxBit is a cryptocurrency tax and accounting software that automates tax calculations and reporting on cryptocurrency transactions.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.50

    B (

    August 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Draper

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Austin Woodward, Bobby Clayson, Brandon Woodward, Justin Woodward

  • Industries:

    Accounting, Cryptocurrency, Financial Services, FinTech, Software

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $235.75M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    26

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Huisuanzhang

Huisuanzhang

Huisuanzhang is a financial services platform for Chinese integrated enterprises.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.28

    B (

    May 2021

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Beijing

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Zhang Shugang

  • Industries:

    Accounting, Financial Services, FinTech, Internet, Professional Services

  • Number of employees:

    50-100

  • Funding Amount:

    $778.82M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    11

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Pilot.com

Pilot.com

Pilot Fiber is an internet service provider that is committed to offering high speeds for businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.20

    B (

    March 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Jeff Arnold, Jessica McKellar, Waseem Daher

  • Industries:

    Accounting, Financial Services, FinTech, Professional Services, Software

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $161.30M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    23

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FloQast

FloQast

FloQast is a provider of an accounting workflow automation platform.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.20

    B (

    July 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Los Angeles

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Cullen Zandstra, Mike Whitmire

  • Industries:

    Accounting, B2B, Enterprise Software, SaaS

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $223.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    11

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Freshbooks

Freshbooks

FreshBooks is a software company that provides cloud-based accounting software for small and medium-sized businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    August 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Canada

  • City:

    Toronto

  • Started in:

    2004

  • Founders:

    Levi Cooperman, Michael McDerment

  • Industries:

    Accounting, FinTech, Payments, Small and Medium Businesses, Software

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $203.75M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    11

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