The 5 Best Alternatives to Fondo in 2024

The 5 Best Alternatives to Fondo in 2024

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Pilot Team
February 16, 2023
The 5 Best Alternatives to Fondo in 2024

Fondo is a popular accounting software designed to help startups manage their finances with ease. While it offers a range of features to streamline financial tasks, it might not be the perfect fit for every business's unique needs. That's why we've compiled a list of alternative accounting solutions below to help you find the best match for your startup.

1. Pilot

At Pilot, we're dedicated to providing startups and growing businesses with the essential financial services they need. Our team of experienced accountants, fractional CFOs, and tax specialists work together to deliver accurate monthly books and expert advice, allowing you to focus on what matters most - growing your business.

What We Do

As a leading provider of financial services for startups and growing businesses, we cater to a diverse range of industries and offer a comprehensive suite of services. Our team of experts is committed to delivering accurate and tailored solutions that help you focus on your business growth. We specialize in the following:

  • Industries: We specialize in working with high-growth technology startups, ecommerce providers, professional services, non–profits and more.
  • Services: Accounting, Advisory, Financial Planning & Reporting, and Outsourced CFO support for QuickBooks Online.

Our industry-specific expertise allows us to address the unique challenges faced by startups, consumer brands, professional services firms, and more. From managing complex inventory tracking to navigating SAFEs and financing rounds, we have the knowledge and experience to support your business every step of the way.

Why Use Pilot?

  • Financial expertise and innovative workflows: Pilot combines the knowledge of experienced professionals with advanced technology to deliver accurate and efficient accounting services, allowing you to focus on growing your business.
  • Enhanced communication and collaboration: Our user-friendly portal facilitates seamless communication between your team and our experts, ensuring that your financial information is always up-to-date and accessible.
  • Extensive experience with startups and growing businesses: We have a proven track record of helping companies at every stage, from pre-seed to raising nine-figure Series C rounds, making us a reliable partner for your financial needs.
  • Streamlined integrations: With over 250 integrations available, Pilot easily connects with your existing tools and systems, simplifying your financial management process.
  • Highly rated and trusted: As the #1 bookkeeping and accounting service on G2, and with high ratings on Capterra and Getapp, you can trust Pilot to provide top-quality financial services for your startup or growing business.

Our Pricing

Pilot offers various pricing options for their services:

  • Bookkeeping: Starter $499/month billed annually, Core $699/month billed annually, and Plus with custom pricing.
  • Tax: Essentials starting at $2,450/year and Standard starting at $5,400/year, discounted to $4,950 for 2023 taxes.
  • CFO Services: Basic at $1,875/month billed annually, Essential at $3,375/month billed annually, and Custom at $5,625/month billed annually.

For custom pricing plans, visit the Pilot Pricing page and contact sales for a quote.

2. Kruze Consulting

Kruze Consulting is a leading provider of accounting, finance, HR, and tax consulting services for seed and venture capital-funded startups. With a focus on helping startups raise capital and manage their finances, Kruze Consulting's clients have collectively raised over $10 billion in VC financing and are regularly acquired by large public technology companies.

  • Industries: SaaS, Biotech, CPG, Crypto, eCommerce, Hardware, Healthcare, and more.
  • Services: Startup Accounting, Bookkeeping, CFO Services, Financial Consulting, Tax Advice, 409A Valuations, and Financial Technology Stack Setup.
  • Pricing Plans: Basic (starting at $600/month for less than $150k in monthly expenses), Founder Timesaver (starting at $750/month for $150k-$300k in monthly expenses), and Premium (contact for pricing for more than $300k in monthly expenses).

3. Bench

Bench is an all-in-one financial solution designed to help small businesses grow by providing expert bookkeeping, income tax preparation, and filing services. With a powerful platform and a team of professionals, Bench aims to simplify financial management for business owners.

  • Industries: Automotive, Construction, Consumer Services, eCommerce, Energy, Financial Services, Food & Beverage, Government & Agency, Healthcare Care Equipment & Services, Manufacturing, Media, Non-Profit and Religious, Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences, Professional Services, Real Estate & Development, Retail, Software, Technology Hardware & Equipment, Telecommunications, and Transportation.
  • Services: Bookkeeping, Tax Preparation, and Financial Reporting.
  • Pricing Plans: Essential ($249/month billed annually) and Premium ($399/month billed annually).

4. Acuity

Acuity is an accounting and online bookkeeping service provider that focuses on catering to the needs of entrepreneurs. With a strong emphasis on recommending the best accounting technologies and implementing sustainable financial processes, Acuity has become the financial backbone for over 2,000 innovative entrepreneurs.

  • Industries: Blockchain & Cryptocurrency, eCommerce, Professional Services, Software, Technology Hardware & Equipment.
  • Services: Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Advisory, Bookkeeping, Outsourced CFO, Payroll, Tax Preparation, Technology Implementation & Consulting.
  • Pricing Plans: Bookkeeping ($479/month), Bookkeeping Plus ($1,029/month), and Bookkeeping Plus + Accounting ($2,179/month).

5. airCFO

airCFO is a financial services provider that specializes in offering accounting, fractional CFO, tax, and people operations services to startups. With a focus on helping startups build a stable financial structure and prepare for growth, airCFO acts as a trusted advisor to hundreds of venture-backed companies, providing education and guidance on developing and improving back-office practices.

  • Industries: Not explicitly mentioned, but they have served over 300 startups across diverse industries and business models.
  • Services: Accounting, Fractional CFO, Tax, and People Operations.
  • Pricing Plans: Pricing is determined based on the stage and scope of the startup, with customized services offered at each stage.

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