HireAthena, a San Francisco, CA-based on-demand labor marketplace offering accounting, payroll and HR services, launched out of stealth.
HireAthena, a spinoff of BackOps and Scalus, is backed by Sherpa Capital, Google Ventures, e.ventures, DCVC, Crunchfund and angel investors Naval Ravikant, Max Levchin, and Mark Pincus.
Led by Founder and CEO Kristen Koh Goldstein, HireAthena offers accounting and HR services that include bookkeeping, monthly financials, finance, payroll, and tax with a remote workforce and partners.
HireAthena Emerges from Stealth, Launches On-Demand Labor Marketplace
Spun Out of BackOps & Scalus, Newly Formed Company Solves Accounting, Payroll & HR Operations
Backed by Google Ventures & Sherpa Capital, Powered by Work-from-Home Talent
April 26, 2016 07:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time
SAN FRANCISCO – HireAthena, an on-demand labor marketplace offering accounting, payroll and HR services, today officially launched out of stealth. HireAthena is a spinoff of BackOps and Scalus, and is backed by Sherpa Capital, Google Ventures, e.ventures, DCVC, Crunchfund and high-profile angel investors including Naval Ravikant, Max Levchin, and Mark Pincus.
“They have been our partner during 600% growth and easily supported a full financial audit.”
Six years ago with a mission of bringing one-million Moms back into the labor force, former Wall Street trader turned CFO turned CEO Kristen Koh Goldstein, mom of three, realized a modern workflow platform could not only solve the time and cost issues associated with business task management, but could also bring thousands of talented Moms and Dads back to work—talented, superstar employees from top accounting firms including Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and others. The foundation for HireAthena was built, and today, a new kind of platform goes live.
HireAthena offers accounting and HR services that include bookkeeping, monthly financials, finance, payroll, and tax with a remote workforce and top-tier partners. The San Francisco-based startup provides an all-in-one platform with an executive dashboard to help run a business and keep accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll at your fingertips, all while helping entrepreneurs, non-profits, and local business owners by matching them with stay-at-home talent.
The Labor Marketplace of the Future
Technology clearly differentiates the HireAthena marketplace. Leveraging the Scalus software platform, HireAthena enables rapid on-boarding of remote employees, standardized quality, and full audit compliance. Automated services and operations that are fully compliant empower progressive thinking businesses with a cost efficient solution to what can otherwise be an expensive and opaque part of business—reconciling bills from CPAs, accountants, software vendors, and others.
“When I realized the technology was finally ready to support a marketplace of remote accounting professionals—with all data in the cloud and video conference for communication—I realized we could tap into a huge labor pool of highly educated and credentialed moms who need flexibility in their life,” said Founder and CEO Kristen Koh Goldstein. “We rolled out this model in 2013 but quickly hit a scaling wall and doubled down our technology investment. Today HireAthena is leveraging the Scalus workflow platform to solve the labor marketplace problem in a whole new way.”
Executive feedback on HireAthena
“HireAthena allows us to focus on what we do best,” said Naval Ravikant, CEO, AngelList. “I trust them.”
“HireAthena has allowed our business to scale rapidly and efficiently,” said Claude Calegari, Vice President of Finance at Womply. “They have been our partner during 600% growth and easily supported a full financial audit.”
“HireAthena is a true partner to us,” said Matthew Welch, COO, SASB. “They provide non-profit accounting expertise and led us through several successful audits. We couldn’t afford this level of talent in-house.”
“We take pride and care in offering best-of-breed technology solutions, best practice, and savings to our start-ups. Our partnership with HireAthena 100 percent embodies this philosophy,” said Ryan Keating, Managing Partner, Keating Consulting Group. “We’re working closely with HireAthena to provide a technology rich back office solution that allows us to streamline monthly accounting and focus on finance, growth, and other strategic goals.”
HireAthena is available today—sign up for a consultation or speak to one of our team members at (855) 223-9293.