Tech Startup Accountants
Founders trust us with their accounting & tax compliance.
Cloud Based tools. Down to Earth approach.
From Pre-Seed to Series A, to Exit!
Founders trust ShayCPA when it comes to their taxes and their financials. We offer personal service and actionable money saving advice to founders looking for a more hands-on CPA Firm.
Step 1: Contact Us
Get in touch and we’ll reach out to you to schedule a video call to better understand your tech startups needs and prepare a custom quote.
Step 2: Onboarding
We’ll invite you to our secure client portal where you can use our easy to use onboarding checklist to get started. See general pricing guide here.
Step 3: Review
We schedule ongoing video calls with you to review your financials and ensure all of your tax compliance is taken care off.
Services that Scale with your Startup
Accounting for Startups
A GREAT set of financial statements informs decision making in real time. It allows you to know your burn rate and runway and understand your KPI’s to drive profit margins. We understand that tech startups have nuances like MRR/ARR and Deferred Revenue Recognition. Our trained team loves to get into the nitty gritty of accounting and does not shy away tackling complex transactions.
Taxes for Startups
Founders a Tax Return can be way more than just a compliance exercise - done correctly tech startups can realize valuable R&D Tax Credits that put cash back into your business to extend runway and drive growth, set the founders up to take advantage of favorable capital gains rates through Qualified Small Business Stock treatment (QSBS) and save yourself from making painful errors that can lead to serious penalties for not filing the right forms at the right times.
Founders partner with us.
Years of Experience
Passion to work with Tech Founders
We have a proven track record of working with early stage technology companies and have a passion and curiosity for the amazing ingenuity of the founders we have a privilege to work with everyday!
“Akshay, Kimberly, Jay, and the entire ShayCPA team has been a partner to Runway since the beginning. They have managed all of our monthly bookkeeping and necessary federal and state tax returns, while also handling additional, more specific matters such as R&D tax credits and state-specific sales tax filings. They have been responsive, flexible, and incredible partners to work with since our Seed round, and we have scaled with us even as we more than 6x’d the company.
“We have been working with Shay CPA for a few years. The team is always very professional and gives clear advice, guidance, and insight. Their ability to understand the infrastructure of a highly technical start-up has been so helpful as we continue to grow and scale.”
“Shay CPA is the very best accounting firm I’ve had the pleasure to work with. Akshay is on top of what’s important, and he’s also very tech savvy which makes working with him seamless and efficient!”
“Akshay (and his team) are more than just our accountants, they have served as the backbone of our start-up’s infrastructure. Helping us navigate all sorts of tax and regulatory requirements, technology and professional services partner selection, and general thought partners, they’ve really gone above and beyond in terms of their willingness to engage with us. While it’s still relatively early days, I’ve been incredibly impressed and look forward to continuing to work with them!”
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