botkeeper Named American Business Awards Tech Start-up of the Year

Judges Say Timing is “Perfect” for Industry’s First Automated Bookkeeping Solution

Boston, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES

BOSTON, May 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- botkeeper®, the first automated bookkeeping solution, today announced that it has been named the winner of the Gold Stevie® Award in the Tech Start-up of the Year category of the 16th Annual American Business Awards®.

The American Business Awards are the country’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Monday, June 11th.

“botkeeper is extremely proud to be selected as the Tech Start-up of the Year by the American Business Awards,” said Enrico Palmerino, botkeeper CEO. “Our country is populated with some of the most inventive young companies in the world and to secure this award is especially gratifying.  Our sincere thanks to the panel of Stevie Award judges.”

Botkeeper is redefining modern accounting best practices. Utilizing a blend of dedicated machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), and human assistance, botkeeper eliminates what historically has been a highly-manual, error-prone, and expensive back office process. Botkeeper clients benefit not only from bookkeeping automation, significant cost savings, and 99.97% accuracy, but also from fully-customizable dashboards and reporting which give a 360-degree view of their businesses.

According to the American Business Award judges who selected the 2018 Tech Start-up of the Year, “The botkeeper service is a unique solution to a huge problem for millions of small to mid-size businesses. Its first-of-its kind automated bookkeeping capability – combined with 24/7 human support to clients – is poised to gain significant market traction. The timing for robotic process automation for smaller business operations is perfect.”

In January, botkeeper announced a $4.5-million Seed funding round led by Ignition Partners and which also included 500 Startups partner Matthew Johnson; Talla founder Rob May, an early botkeeper client; and New York Jets starting offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum.

More than 3,700 nominations from leading-edge organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration.

“The nominations submitted for the 2018 American Business Awards were outstanding,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.  “The competition was intense, and those recognized as Stevie Award winners should be immensely proud of this accomplishment.”

About botkeeper
botkeeper provides growing businesses with a robotic bookkeeper that automates bookkeeping and accounting tasks using machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), and human assistance. Hundreds of leading-edge companies trust botkeeper for round-the-clock accounting services that save them time and money and allow them to focus on growing their businesses. For more information, visit

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at