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KarbonPay

Premium Global Payroll Software - Unified Multi-country Payroll

KarbonPay

Premium Global Payroll Software - Unified Multi-country Payroll

Richardson, TX
Software & Services
KarbonPay’s automated, cloud-based platform enables companies to adopt a unified multi-country payroll strategy that mitigates compliance risk, improves process efficiency, increases visibility of and access to real-time data, and saves on operational costs.

$251,633

raised
$732,311
previously crowdfunded
172
Investors
$19.3M
Valuation
$3.85
Price per Share
$196.35
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$4.27M
Offering Max
0
Days Left

$251,633

raised
$732,311
previously crowdfunded
172
Investors
$19.3M
Valuation
$3.85
Price per Share
$196.35
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$4.27M
Offering Max
0
Days Left
This offering ended on February 01, 2022 and is no longer accepting investments.

Reasons to Invest

Market Opportunity: KarbonPay's total addressable market is due to reach almost $40 billion by 2027.
Strong Team: Our management team has deep domain expertise, having run payroll teams in 14 countries.
Scalability: Our Saas model, coupled with a mission-critical function of every business (payroll), potentially makes our product highly scaleable.

Overview


Payroll that transcends borders

Consolidating multi-country payroll using the latest technologies, KarbonPay provides customers with a global payroll strategy to mitigate risk, automate compliance, and optimize operational costs. Payroll data in one place means a single source of truth to view your global payroll data, which leads to consolidated, real-time payroll analytics not previously available. Our customers deal with far fewer errors and payroll returns, avoid the need to switch HCMs, and are able to finalize payroll closer to payday.     

Founder and CEO, Brad Price, founded Fingo HR in 2016 and grew the company's business during his tenure and he has led global payroll teams including in the US and South Africa. Our other team members include our CFO who has spent over 17 years in financial executive and management positions, our technology sales lead with experience navigating the exit of a Saas startup, and our software lead with 15 years of development experience and 5 years of experience designing and building payroll systems.  


Our team has worked to revolutionize an industry that we believe has traditionally lagged behind the overall HCM technology market. We are upgrading the global payroll industry, one company at a time.

   


      

the problem


The current systems in place are slow, inefficient, and simply unreliable!


As organizations grow globally, we believe they encounter a myriad of compliance issues they aren’t prepared to tackle. The convoluted, multi-vendor solutions these organizations turn to for help experience a number of problems, including: 


Efficiency

In our view, the inefficient, manual process is unreasonably expensive due to its dependency on labor and lag time.      


Lack of Process Standardization and Continuity

If a central team is inoperative, a secondary team in a different geography is often unable to ensure continuing operations, in case of an emergency, for reasons including language barriers, currency differences, and varying legal restrictions found in different global regions.  


Disjointed Reporting & Analytics

Having disjointed payroll systems, data reporting and analytics we believe means that companies lack insight into labor costs, labor planning, and regional drivers. 


Too many vendors

In our view, having too many vendors poses an undue burden on payroll accuracy and operational costs.


Compliance Errors
 

Relying on manual or disjointed networks of compliance partners we believe contributes to inefficient processes, errors, and, ultimately, higher costs.



In general, when it comes to global payroll, errors are common and data protection is far from ideal. The amount of data moving between multiple partners and the rate changes that occur as a result creates inevitable delays, frustrating employers and employees alike. Information becomes disjointed, making global reporting difficult, labor-intensive, and time-consuming. 





The Market


The global payroll industry is predicted to reach nearly $40 billion within the next 6 years 


KarbonPay’s market is worldwide and the industry is expected to reach $38.4 billion by 2027 (Globe Newswire). It’s been predicted that by 2024, 60% of all payroll processing will be completely automated (Gartner). 



More companies are conducting business online and using offshore labor, with US-based companies alone having about 44 million offshore employees (US Bureau of Labor statistics). Between 2016 and 2019, there was a 25% increase in companies using cloud-based technologies, and with Covid-19 acting as a catalyst in this migration process, world-class SaaS options are more important now than ever (Deloitte). 


KarbonPay’s singular focus on multi-country payroll automation and compliance through the latest technologies puts us at the forefront of a major shift within this mission-critical industry.

 



The Solution


Instant, compliant payroll calculations across multiple countries


In our view, KarbonPay’s modern cloud-based payroll solution improves efficiency of both in-house and outsourced payroll with a self-service system that reduces the time spent on data administration and helpdesk calls. We ensure business continuity, using identical processes for global payroll operations, as well as certified partner providers that are able to provide more robust compliance support. Our unified payroll data reporting and analytics provide insights into labor costs and can be used when planning to increase or decrease headcount based on the average cost of employment by country.  


Additionally, KarbonPay’s system allows for ease of use and easier vendor maintenance, which results in more opportunity for cost savings and improved service and product quality. With complex international tools already built in, our system was designed to restore autonomy and ownership of the payroll process anytime and anywhere, without the need for in-country partners, standardizing the process and providing immediacy for any organization employing our platform.  

   




Our easy data-input interface processes payroll in seconds, providing customers with access to granular, customized reporting and analytics, direct payment functionality, seamless data integration, employee self-service, and improved compliance standards.  


Currently, our products serve more than 6,000 users on a daily basis, and our ARR is approximately $130,000. 





OUR TRACTION


We continue to innovate and grow to provide our customers with the services they need

 In June of 2021, KarbonPay made a strategic acquisition of XmartClock.com, a fast-growing employee time-tracking SaaS company. This system enables customers to seamlessly transfer employee hours to payroll, removing the need for manual inputs and the errors that typically occur. We are also integrated with over 40 software tools, including HCMs and Accounting Systems, and have partnerships with major service providers, including BDO.



KarbonPay works with both single country and multi-country customers, charging a monthly base fee (or a fee per country for multi-country customers), plus a fee per employee per month. XmartClock’s revenue comes from charging a fee per employee per month and varies by account tier. Our delivery model positions us as a partner with PEOs, payroll service providers, and/or accountings that would otherwise be considered competitors, allowing us to grow as our customers grow!

Why Invest


Industry trends point to inevitable change--and KarbonPay is leading the way


Bearing in mind current market trends, we consider KarbonPay to be at the forefront of an addressable $38 billion market that is ripe for disruption. With the unique industry insights of our deeply experienced management team, along with our mission-critical, revolutionary Saas model, we feel KarbonPay is set to become the new standard of unified multi-country payroll. 

We have completed our patent landscape analysis and created a blueprint of development processes that allows us to produce 3-4 new countries per quarter moving forward. Within the next 3 years, we hope to have fully automated payroll for 50 countries, something we believe no other payroll provider in the world can do. *Please note this is our business plan and there is no guarantee of this exact timeline. Please refer to our risk factors in our Offering Memorandum.  



Businesses are demanding a better, more integrated, high-tech, and user-friendly solution, and KarbonPay is ready to deliver. Invest today to be a part of our exciting growth! 

 









In the Press

Dallas Business Journal

Automation Startup Makes Acquisition to Help with Latin American Expansion

TalkMarkets.com

KarbonPay, The Startup That Is Revolutionizing The Payroll Process

MoneyClip Podcast

MoneyClip with Raymond Brown

BizCommunity

#StartupStory: Process your payroll anytime, anywhere with KarbonPay

Angel Notes Podcast

KarbonPay On Wefunder | A Talk With The Founders

Ventureburn

SA software service tool launched to automate business payrolls

PYMNTS.com

Tracing Payroll's Evolution Across Departments, Borders

Offering Summary


Company

:

KarbonPay, Inc

Corporate Address

:

3400 N. Central Expressway #110 - 289, Richardson, TX 75080

Offering Minimum

:

$9,998.45

Offering Maximum

:

$4,267,686.50

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$196.35











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

2,597

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

1,108,490

Price per Share

:

$3.85

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$19,250,000.00











Voting Rights of Securities Sold in this Offering

Voting Proxy. Each Subscriber shall appoint the Chief Executive Officer of the Company (the “CEO”), or his or her successor, as the Subscriber’s true and lawful proxy and attorney, with the power to act alone and with full power of substitution, to, consistent with this instrument and on behalf of the Subscriber, (i) vote all Securities, (ii) give and receive notices and communications, (iii) execute any instrument or document that the CEO determines is necessary or appropriate in the exercise of its authority under this instrument, and (iv) take all actions necessary or appropriate in the judgment of the CEO for the accomplishment of the foregoing. The proxy and power granted by the Subscriber pursuant to this Section are coupled with an interest. Such proxy and power will be irrevocable. The proxy and power, so long as the Subscriber is an individual, will survive the death, incompetency and disability of the Subscriber and, so long as the Subscriber is an entity, will survive the merger or reorganization of the Subscriber or any other entity holding the Securities. However, the Proxy will terminate upon the closing of a firm-commitment underwritten public offering pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933 covering the offer and sale of Common Stock or the effectiveness of a registration statement under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 covering the Common Stock.

*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Company Perks*

Early Bird

First 72 hours - 100% bonus shares

Next 96 hours - 50% bonus shares

Volume 

$5,000 - 5% bonus shares

$10,000 - 7% bonus shares

$20,000 - 14% bonus shares

$25,000 - 16% bonus shares

$35,000 - 20% bonus shares

$50,000 - 35% bonus shares

$100,000 - 50% bonus shares

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

(Where perks overlap, the higher of the 2 perks will be received)

The 10% StartEngine Owners' Bonus

KarbonPay, Inc. will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Common Stock at $3.85 / share, you will receive and own 110 shares for $385. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are cancelled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company will not incur any irregular use of proceeds.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$1,886.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$656.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$29,913.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$193,028.00 USD
-$2,500.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

KarbonPay Places in Top 15 at SOTY 2022

4 months ago

Hey folks,

Brad here, writing from Tampa, FL. We're on the final day of the 9th annual Startup of the Year competition, presented by ReliaQuest, Hosted by Embarc Collective and powered by Established. The few days we've spent here have been great, listening to successful founders, investors, fund managers, the Tampa Bay Lightning owner, NFL Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks, among many others.

I'm with Rob and Andy, and we had the opportunity pitch KarbonPay to the group of judges. Coming here we were in the Top 100 Startups in the US for 2021. Today, we were named in the Top 15.

We'll be flying back to Dallas tonight and have lots of connections in the capital space we'll be reconnecting with.

Thanks, as always, for your continued support.

Brad, Rob and Andy


Our Closing Date

4 months ago

Hello KarbonPay Investors and Followers,

Thank you so much for your involvement on our fundraising journey on StartEngine. Whether you have invested, asked a question, or followed us to keep track of our progress, we appreciate you.

Our campaign will be ending early with a new closing date of Monday 31 January 2022. We will continue to accept commitments until then and investors who have made commitments will have up to 48 hours before the new deadline to cancel their commitments.

We will be reaching out to all our investors soon with an update on our plans moving forward, and will also look to host a webinar where we'll share some more detailed information with investors.

2022 looks to be an exciting year for us, and we wish the same for you and yours.

Brad and the team at KarbonPay

Notice of Funds Disbursement

5 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, KarbonPay has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in KarbonPay be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

KarbonPay is a Top 100 Startup of the Year

5 months ago

Hello folks,

We're pleased to share that KarbonPay has been listed in the 9th annual Top 100 Startups of the Year, powered by Established (many of you may be familiar with their Daily Deal Flow email).

We'll be heading to Tampa, FL next month to pitch KarbonPay and compete for the top spot.

Your support and our campaign momentum plays a pivotal role to our ability to gain continued traction and awareness for KarbonPay, and we appreciate it.

We'll keep you posted!

"one of the best payroll systems I have seen"

5 months ago

Hey folks,

Making the decision to invest in a startup can be intimidating. Our updates will continue to serve as a way to keep you in the loop so you can track our progress and make informed decisions.

In this vein, I wanted to share some of the insight our investors have shared as critical reasons for their decision to invest in KarbonPay. It's people like these, who see the potential of our vision and back us furiously, that help us do what we need to do.

All Testimonials made on WeFunder

I've just selected a handful of brief investor testimonials, and encourage you to read each one if you are thinking about investing in the future of KarbonPay. Please be aware that these testimonials may not be representative of the experiences of other customers and are not a guarantee of future performance and success.

Fares Ksebati, CEO MySwimPro: 

"This is a large and growing market opportunity. Scaling a team and paying them across multiple countries is a massive challenge and this founding team is tackling solving this problem. Strong early traction and focus on delivering value to their early users. "

Todd Folk, Founder AppApp: 

"This is a huge space to be in - with more companies allowing the ability to work remotely - the probability of having to pay more international grows for smaller companies."

Stephen Gellatly, Serial Angel Investor:

Serious box ticker for me. Massive upside out there. Go get it....

John Hwung, Angel Investor:

In COVID & post-COVID world, cloud-based full automation technology is the future. But what impressed me the most is the CEO's (Brad Price) patient and cautious way of selecting his team members with right skill sets and his way of software development -- test every scenario! It is the people that make a company successful. Technology is a closely second.

Ryan Kirkpatrick, Angel Investor & Founder:

This kind of opportunity to invest behind Brad and KarbonPay was one it was easy to be enthusiastic about. Brad has not disappointed since my first dollar was deposited. One of the strongest business principles I've lived by over the years has been to invest in people first and product second.  In this case, both are winners. The truth around KarbonPay is the product is meeting a real need at a very attractive price through essentially scaling better efficiencies in the digital payroll process internationally. Now that we’ve moved on from the dreaming phase to reality, the foundation is set and I expect the growth of this product and its success to be strong in the coming months.  Brad’s natural ability to define objectives and execute plans to get there gives me great confidence in the future of this product. I’m happy to be behind this with my time and money.

Josh Nickell, Angel Investor:

I’ve personally experienced the pains of global payroll for remote and distributed teams and know there are very few solutions to the problem.

Richard Goozh, Angel Investor, VC:

I have other investments in the Payroll sector and find your business model interesting.

William Miller, Angel Investor:

Very satisfied by what Brad and his team have implemented so far in rapidly getting market acceptance for their scalable SaaS platform. His team are actively focused on growth drivers such as key partnerships, software integration with accounting software standards such as Xero, and devoting critical attention to software security to sustain a stable recurring and growing revenue stream.

Danny Matthis, Angel Investor:

Looks like one of the best payroll systems I have seen to date based on software and cloud based plus I like the enthusiasm of the Founder and staff as well as the lead investor. Looks to have a very aggressive sales force and a super high closure rate. Also not too expensive per month per employee charges to a company using the services. Very fair pricing. Has great potential and is expanding business operations and acquisitions daily. Expanding into other countries as well. US based operations from TX.

Jeff Toler, Patent Attorney:

I have experienced the vendor payroll problems you are addressing. The problem is significant. I hope you solve it.

Thanks for reading, folks!

Brad & The KarbonPay Team

KarbonPay named as Top 10 HR Tech Startups of 2021

5 months ago

We are beyond excited to share this news with you all. KarbonPay has been named in the Top 10 HR Tech Startups of 2021, by HR Tech Outlook, the number 1 HR Tech publication in the US (per medium.com).

Furthermore, HR Tech Outlook asked KarbonPay to be featured in their cover story for this year's startup edition.

Click here to read the full feature on KarbonPay.

Thanks for your support and for following our campaign. Join us today with your investment.


2021 Reports a Win for KarbonPay

6 months ago

StartEngine / KarbonPay Community,

Just this month, Alight released a new report finding that 40% of companies plan to modernize their payroll systems by 2023. The intent is to replace their antiquated systems with technology that moves them toward more rapid calculation and payment methods

Our entire message at KarbonPay is based on: latest cloud technologies, automated and instant calculation, and integrated cross-border payment options.

Time and time again, data being published by third parties continues to validate the mission of KarbonPay. Still, other players continue to seek aggregation of local providers and tools rather than a single system that can calculate and process compliant payroll for cross-border customers.

Previously, this kind of movement toward cloud-based payroll solutions was projected to crescendo towards 2026. It continues to become a more and more pressing need for international companies as globalization trends continue to increase.

We are working aggressively to remain at the forefront of this shift, and we need your help to get it done. We invite you to invest today so that you can be a part of our journey, too.

See the report summary here.


Global Payroll - Reddit, Salesforce, Wise, Chewy

6 months ago

Hi folks,

I've spent a couple days this week with Global Payroll Leaders in Las Vegas. These payroll leaders oversee global payroll teams for companies like Reddit, Salesforce, Wise, KPMG, Chewy and other big names. I've engaged in the most interesting conversations with these leaders to understand in their own words more about their global payroll challenges.

I wanted to share a few of my learnings:

1. Most, if not all, global payroll teams are still using Excel during critical phases of the payroll process. I asked why - the answer? Their payroll software providers offer limited capabilities and they are forced to process critical parts of the process manually.

2. Case Study: "Our CEO asked for a report of our employee headcount and he wanted to track the number in an ongoing way. Given the disparity of our data across countries, we had to do the following: Every month over a period of 3 weeks, 4 of us would get together to gather data and then scrub, validate, vet and test - all just to provide a headcount report to the CEO."

3. Case Study: "We have employees in 26 countries. We are using 23 payroll vendors. We have no access to master file data for any employee, except in the US. We have no access to data."

4. Case Study: "One of our executives asked us for a YTD report - we had to ask our payroll provider in that country, and it cost us an additional 5,000 EUROS for a simple YTD report."

5. Access to data is a problem for every global payroll team in the world. Disparate systems do not work.

6. Case Study: "Our Sales Lead asked for a Commissions report - I had to go to 5 different sources to ask for the local data which came in different currencies and languages. Then I had to try and consolidate the data to provide an overview."

7. Case Study: "We have employees in 11 locations - we have a PEO for 5 of them, and 6 separate vendors for the other 6."

8. Case Study: "Our provider gives us processed payroll data back in a format that doesn't allow keyword search / vlookup. So I have to manually look through data for 100's of employees to find specific items for checks.

Over and over again, I've heard these astonishing stories that paint a picture of ineffectual global payroll process limitations, caused by a lack of technology and access to data.

As I shared the capabilities of KarbonPay with these leaders, their eyes lit up. The ability to pull consolidate reports in realtime, across locations, in a language of your choice changes the game for global payroll teams of all sizes. We received incredible validation of our product and where we're going, simultaneously backing up the uses of our funds for this raise as we seek to rapidly expand the countries our platform can host.

Our team is motivated after a remarkable event in Las Vegas and we're more committed than ever to solving the real problems of the people we met.

Thanks for reading, folks!

Brad & The KarbonPay Team

KarbonPay wins 1st place at The Go Global Awards

6 months ago

Hi folks,

Brad Price here, CEO at KarbonPay. First, I just wanted thank you all for your support. In just 2 weeks we've raised $229k and we're thankful to each and every one of you for your investments.

Though the weather in Dallas is getting colder, we're turning up the heat with our operations as we deploy our capital for growth and expansion.

We've just hired a new member to the team, Ben, who'll be joining us soon as a software developer. Ben brings great experience to the team and has the added benefit of having worked with two of our existing developers before.

We've also initiated new sales strategies in multiple locations which are designed to increase our demo bookings and sales pipeline.

Our primary good news we wanted to share with you today is that KarbonPay was awarded 1st place in FinTech at the Go Global Awards, run by the International Trade Council. We are extremely grateful for the award, as there were more than 1,500 FinTech companies considered. This great achievement is something we could not have done without the support of our investors. This is a shared victory for us all.We're going to post frequent updates to keep you all in the loop as we progress, and as always we welcome your feedback and questions.

Thanks to you all,

Brad & Team at KarbonPay



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