Zeni announces it raised $34 million in Series B funding
By Leandra Monteiro
AI-powered finance concierge Zeni today announced it has raised $34 million in a Series B funding round led by Elevation Capital with participation from new investors Think Investments and Neeraj Arora. Zeni has seen 550% revenue growth year-over-year driven exclusively by referrals and organic growth. Existing investors Saama Capital, Amit Singhal, Sierra Ventures, Twin Ventures, Dragon Capital and Liquid 2 Ventures also participated in the round.
Today, according to Zeni, it manages more than $500 million in funds each month across more than 100 start-up customers, ranging from pre-revenue startups to businesses generating more than $100 million in annual revenue. Zeni will use the capital infusion to bring its intelligent bookkeeping and accounting platform and services to more customers by investing aggressively in its team in the U.S. and India across product, technology, marketing, sales and finance operations.
“Startups and small businesses are fundamentally changing how they operate based on digital-first tools and services that are displacing the traditional, slow and human-intensive services across every category,” said Swapnil Shinde, Co-Founder and CEO, Zeni. “There is a huge demand from startups to digitize and automate their business finances, leading Zeni to experience 550% revenue growth and 375% customer growth year-over-year. Zeni is tackling the root of startup risk—financial management—by applying artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotic process automation to create a fast, streamlined, intuitive way for startups to manage their finances.”
Zeni is a bookkeeping and accounting platform that provides real-time insights and flux analysis of a company’s key financial metrics via its AI-powered Zeni Dashboard, including Cash In and Cash Out analysis, Universal Search of transactions across a startup’s entire finance stack, Spend and Income Trends for every customer and vendor in their ecosystem, and more.
“Our focus at Zeni is to make finance management as seamless as possible for our customers, which carries over to the minimalist, intuitive product experience within the Zeni Dashboard,” said Snehal Shinde, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Zeni. “Every feature we introduce has an explicit purpose based on our customers’ needs and is meticulously crafted to allow startup founders to find the answers to their questions in the most direct, actionable way possible.”
Ravi Adusumalli, Founder and Managing Partner at Elevation Capital has joined the company’s board. Commenting on the funding, Ravi Adusumalli said, “Swapnil and Snehal’s track record of serial entrepreneurship has given them a keen understanding of the daily frustrations founders face in managing their business’ finances. This experience has also given them a clarity of vision which sets them apart from their peers. Digitizing and automating the bookkeeping and accounting functions and giving founders an up-to-the-minute understanding of their finances is critical for informed decision-making in a fast-paced start-up environment and Zeni is making these tasks infinitely easier for founders.”
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