Khatabook buys Biz Analyst for $10 mn

Fintech startup Khatabook announced the acquisition of Biz Analyst, a software as a service (SaaS) business management application, in a deal worth $10 million.
Khatabook team
The platform will enable Khatabook’s micro, small and medium-sized business customers to digitise operations for business growth by leveraging business analytics, sales force automation and digital invoicing.

Biz Analyst provides solutions to small and medium-sized businesses using Tally accounting software to automate business operations and make data-driven decisions to manage sales, inventory, outstandings and productivity.

The company currently has over 80,000 paid users.

Biz Analyst, as a part of Khatabook, aims to double the user base in 2021 and create bigger opportunities for the network of its over 1,000 channel partners.

Khatabook said that the Biz Analyst team will continue to run independently, retaining Mumbai operations while maintaining synergies with the Khatabook headquarter in Bengaluru.

The original co-founding team of Biz Analyst Vaibhav Vasa, Mehul Sutariya, and Nilesh Zaveri will now be a part of Khatabook’s leadership team.

“The strengths that Biz Analyst offers are the perfect extension to our present business portfolio. The acquisition is a step forward for Khatabook in its mission to provide business efficiency to India’s MSMEs through value-added services,” Ravish Naresh, CEO and co-founder of Khatabook, said in a statement.

Khatabook said it aims to leapfrog into the next phase of growth and offer its customer base of over 10 million monthly active merchants an opportunity to scale up their businesses by utilising premium value-added services.