• After relaunching its accounting platform, FreshBooks has raised another $43 million

    After relaunching its accounting platform, FreshBooks has raised another $43 million

    For a decade and a half, FreshBooks has worked to establish itself as one of the most popular accounting software platforms for small businesses and the self-employed around the world. To accelerate growth, the company has raised $43 million in Series B funding led by existing investor Georgian Partners, with participation from previous investors Accomplice and Oak Investment Partners. Read More

  • Toronto is poised to become the next great producer of tech startups Crunch Network

    Toronto is poised to become the next great producer of tech startups

    I’ve spent a fair amount of time in Toronto and learned there’s more to this city than Drake calling it home and the recent successes of their professional sports teams. We made one investment there in 2015 and the experience — with the company specifically and the city generally — has been overwhelmingly positive. Indeed, the city has all the markings of a world-class… Read More

  • Cloud Accounting Startup FreshBooks Launches An iPhone App, So Users Can Do Invoicing On The Go

    Cloud Accounting Startup FreshBooks Launches An iPhone App, So Users Can Do Invoicing On The Go

    Cloud accounting startup FreshBooks is designed to make billing, invoicing, tracking expenses, and managing customer relationships easier for small and medium-sized businesses. The company now wants to take that a step further by providing its users with an iPhone app that will allow them to do all those things–and more–from wherever they are. In the past, small business owners… Read More

  • In Five Months, FreshBooks Crosses $1 Billion In Transactions

    Toronto-based invoice startup FreshBooks has crossed $1 billion in billings that wer paid worldwide over the FreshBooks ecosystem between January and May of this year. FreshBooks lets you create and share invoices, time sheets and estimates within a web application. The application is largely popular amongst freelancers, consultants and small businesses. With both free and paid plans… Read More

  • Is Mint Going After Freshbooks? Its New Features Point In That Direction.

    Personal finance tracking site added a bunch of new budgeting and trending features today. Mint presents consumers with a financial dashboard based on spending and income data from their bank, credit card, and other financial accounts. It expanded its charts to include spending over time, income history, asset allocation, and net worth over time. You can now plan for irregular… Read More

  • FreshBooks Adds Collaboration Tool To Online Billing Service

    Outsourcing projects is a natural function of the work of freelancer or a small service-oriented business. But juggling multiple time sheets from different contractors and managing projects from a variety of freelancers can be a hassle. Collaboration between freelancers and businesses is key in order to managing efficient projects. FreshBooks, an Toronto-based invoice startup, is adding a… Read More

  • Outright's Simplified Online Bookkeeping Leaves Stealth Mode With $2 Million In Funding

    There’s no shortage of bookkeeping software applications for self-employed people and small businesses on the market today, but that’s not stopping startups and venture capitalists from trying to get a piece of that action with fresh products. GoBootstrap was one of the startups taking a swing at catering to small-business owners with a dead simple, web-based tool that allowed them… Read More

  • FreshBooks Releases First Quarterly Industry Benchmark Report

    FreshBooks, a Toronto-based invoice startup that formed back in 2004, has released a set of aggregated business data to the public. The data allows businesses to see how they stack up against other companies in their fields on a number of criteria, including the amount of revenue generated from new versus recurring clients and overall invoice totals. Professions available for reference… Read More

  • FreshBooks Launches Open API

    Online invoicing service FreshBooks has launched an open API. Freshbooks sees the new API allowing application designers, businesses, services companies, and users to integrate FreshBooks’ billing platform into a new category of products, features, and solutions for enhancing and streamlining productivity, workflow, sales, CRM, project management, and invoicing. Possible uses of the… Read More

  • FreshBooks invoicing reports how you stack up

    Online invoicing service FreshBooks released a new version of its software yesterday and included an interesting new component that I think is a sign of things to come. Users are now asked if they would like to identify what industry they work in and contribute to aggregate data collection by sector. Participants will be able to see how much other web designers, for example, are charging… Read More

  • FreshBooks pushes the envelope in online billing

    There’s a number of lightweight online invoicing services available, but one Toronto’s FreshBooks is seeking to differentiate itself with some interesting integration with other services. FreshBooks, formed in 2004 and formerly called 2ndSite, today began allowing users to automatically send invoices to customers by US Postal Mail. Customers who have said they prefer not to use… Read More