Accounting practice management software company Karbon has raised $US66 million (A$93m) from US investor Tidemark Capital.
The seven-year-old US-based Australian venture now operates in more than 20 countries offering cloud-based business management software for SMB accounting firms. It is now the preeminent independent practice management solution in the accounting industry globally.
The latest round comes 11 months after a US$10 million raise, led by Five Elms. The fresh cash delivers a more than five-fold uplift in the value of the business from $70 million in March 2021 to $400 million now.
“We believe with high certainty that Karbon has the product and organisational foundation to become the holistic practice management solution for the accounting industry.”
McLeod said it critical for the business to find investors that shared their values and had the experience to help them.
“Dave and the entire Tidemark team fit the bill. Dave is one of the most experienced, thoughtful and strategic people I have encountered. He brings a wealth of B2B and vertical SaaS pattern recognition from his prior investments in Toast, Xero, CCC, Legalzoom, SiteMinder and others,” he said.
“The Tidemark team will be Karbon’s X-factor, and I am truly humbled that we can attract such an amazing set of experienced people.”