Keeper Tax, a San Francisco, CA-based tax filing software for gig workers, creators and freelancers, raised $13M in Series A funding.
Backers included e.ventures, Matrix Partners, Foundation Capital, Lattice CEO and co-founder Jack Altman, Digits CEO and Crashlytics co-founder Jeff Seibert, and Segment president and co-founder Ilya Volodarsky. e.ventures’ Mathias Schilling and Matrix Partners’ Jake Jolis will join Keeper Tax’s board of directors.
The company intends to use the funds to grow its team, including hiring people to support customers, build out its artificial intelligence capabilities to support more types of 1099 job roles, and expand its user base in the US and abroad.
Led by Paul Koulick, founder and CEO, Keeper Tax is an app that allows gig and creator economy workers to identify and maximize tax deductions and write-offs to help plan out finances. The platform automatically connects to a user’s financial accounts to monitor their purchases and identify possible write-offs with the help of AI and machine learning.
The company serves people who have shifted into non-traditional employment roles, which include gig work for popular driving and delivery services; freelance, contracting and consulting roles in fields like social media, marketing, writing, and public relations; content creation on popular platforms like Instagram, TikTok and YouTube; and online gaming on Twitch.
The Keeper Tax App is available as a free download from the App Store. Use of the app is free for 14 days, and a subscription is available thereafter for $16/month. Tax filing through the Keeper Tax app is just $89.