ScaleFactor

Bookkeeping and Financial Operations Software Platform for SMBs

The Story

Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Austin, TX, ScaleFactor is a leading bookkeeping, payroll, and financial operations software platform for small-to-medium-sized businesses. Unlike typical human-led bookkeeping services, ScaleFactor leverages workflow automation to eliminate manual processes and provide insight into financial performance in near real-time.

ScaleFactor’s platform connects to all of a business’ relevant financial accounts and leverages artificial intelligence combined with a workforce of highly trained bookkeepers to provide business owners a holistic view of their finances. Over time, the system learns the financial patterns of the business and proactively alerts users to future cashflow issues or opportunities to improve operations. In this way, ScaleFactor brings the power of enterprise financial management systems to real-economy SMBs, acting as a partner to handle back-office tasks and flag important issues, while owners can focus on serving their customers.

Stripes first began building a relationship with CEO Kurt Rathmann in early 2018 and became increasingly impressed with the team’s powerful vision to revolutionize financial management for SMBs and strong execution as they continued to make progress automating back-office workflows while growing at a tremendous rate. When ScaleFactor decided to raise its Series C, Stripes was chosen to be involved due to our SMB software and financial technology expertise as well as our upfront conviction in the company which drove strong alignment between our teams. We are excited to partner with Kurt and the rest of the ScaleFactor team on their mission to build the essential financial operating system for SMBs across the country.