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Amex ventures invests in Lockstep

Source: Lockstep

Lockstep, the world’s first connected accounting platform, today announced a strategic investment from Amex Ventures. The investment, which finishes out the A+ round, will be used to expand personnel in product, engineering, and marketing.

Lockstep announced their Series A in February of this year led by Point72 Ventures with participation from Clocktower
Ventures, Revel Partners, and Avid Ventures. The A+ round brings Lockstep’s total funding to $17M since inception.

Lockstep integrates with cloud and on-premise Enterprise Resource Planning and accounting solutions and provides services to help accounting teams work together. Lockstep processes over $2.5B of invoices per month across four million accounting departments and has recently received several industry accolades. Lockstep was acknowledged by Gartner in the “Market Guide for Integrated Invoice-To-Cash Applications,” and was named a Major Player in the IDC “MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Accounts Receivable Automation Applications for Midmarket 2020-2021 Vendor Assessment” (doc # US47032320, December 2020). Lockstep also recently won the TITAN Platinum award for Startup IT Company of the Year. As Lockstep works to double headcount by the end of the year, the Seattle-based startup recently brought on an Executive Vice President (EVP) of customer success, an EVP of marketing and a VP of finance to help lead the charge.

“Lockstep seeks to modernize businesses where it is needed most - accounting and financedepartments,” said Lindsay Fitzgerald, Managing Director at Amex Ventures. “By connecting Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable departments, Lockstep empowers companies to efficiently control their payments, cash flow, and working capital. We are pleased to support Lockstep in their mission to streamline corporate payments and reconciliation.”

Most accounting departments today are still using highly manual email and spreadsheets workflows to manage their cash flow and working capital. A recent Lockstep survey found that over ninety percent of the email addresses that accounting departments use to work with trading partners have no automation to help streamline their cash management workflow. Lockstep modernizes accounts receivable (AR) and accounts payable (AP) by automating workflows, bookkeeping, payments, and data sharing.

“We’re thrilled that Amex Ventures is joining our mission to transform the way accounting departments work together,” said Peter Horadan, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder at Lockstep. “Our rapid growth demonstrates the desire of accounting departments to have efficient, trusted connections with their trading partners.”

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