• LessAccounting Claims They Turned Down Acquisition Offer From “Low Moral Fiber” GoDaddy

    LessAccounting Claims They Turned Down Acquisition Offer From “Low Moral Fiber” GoDaddy

    On Wednesday, I reported that GoDaddy acquired cloud-based financial management application company Outright, with all 24 employees joining GoDaddy. Now, web and mobile app developer LessEverthing tells me they turned down an offer from GoDaddy in 2009. Read More

  • GoDaddy Acquires Outright, Establishes Mountain View Office

    GoDaddy Acquires Outright, Establishes Mountain View Office

    GoDaddy purchased cloud-based financial management application company Outright today for an undisclosed amount. Outright co-founder Ben Curren, CEO Steven Aldrich and their entire team will be joining GoDaddy, the world’s largest web hosting provider. Outright customers, over 200,000 strong, will soon “have the benefit of Go Daddy’s rich suite of cloud-based… Read More

  • Outright Tracking More Than $1 Billion, Launches W-9 Management Service

    We’re big fans of Outright, a free and drop-dead simple online bookkeeping service. Today, the startup has revealed that it is tracking over $1 billion self employed and micro-business transactions, which Outright says is a sign that the freelance, contract labor, and self-employment marketplace is strong. Outright.com’s platform manages all business finances, tracks income… Read More

  • Startups Continue To Attract Funding, Create Jobs

    Let’s kick off the week on a positive note: innovative startups in the U.S. continue to attract capital from investors, and in turn are doing their part to counter the trend of the rising unemployment rate in the country. Evernote, an information capturing service provider, recently closed a $10 million round while personal TV service Sezmi has been able to add another $25 million to… Read More

  • Outright Raises $5 Million More For Simple Online Bookkeeping App

    Sequoia Capital has led a second round of funding for Outright, provider of a free and drop-dead simple online bookkeeping service, investing $5 million in the fledgling company together with returning backers First Round Capital, Shasta Ventures and SoftTech VC. Outright (formerly called GoBootstrap) launched its online bookkeeping app in public beta earlier this year after raising $2 million… Read More

  • Financial Startups Demo Their Dashboards At Finovate

    The following guest post is written by Larry Chiang, a co-founder of Duck9 who also regularly blogs for BusinessWeek. Today he is reporting from the Finovate startup conference. At the FinovateStartup conference in New York City today, it is clear that financial startups are pushing forward regardless of funding woes or a lackluster economy Companies here at Finovate center around… Read More

  • Outright.com Leaves Beta, Adds New Partners To Streamline Small Business Accounting

    Running your own small business has plenty of perks: you can set your own hours, work from home, and there’s nary a TPS report in sight. But there are also a number of downsides, not the least of which is the fact that you have to take on role of your business’s accountant. That means keeping tabs on business expenses, filing taxes four times a year, and plenty of other headaches. Read More

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

    Personal finance tracking site Mint.com 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

  • 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