YCombinator W17 YC ~ Ernest Semerda & Dmitry Birulia

Veryfi founders (Dmitry & Ernest) are immigrants, born in Eastern Europe during the communist era. Staying on top of our finances was chiseled into us. That was the only way to survive in such turbulent times. We survived on ration coupons. Then later, we were fortunate enough to migrate to the west.

In 2009 Dmitry and Ernest met at Coupons Inc, in Silicon Valley, California, US. At Coupons, we added value on the software engineering side and helped households across America save money by printing money in the form of discount retail coupons.

In our new life, we managed engineering teams, later invested in real estate and business. Amongst all this activity, we found a common reoccurring pain point. Managing tax obligations in a spreadsheet, weekends spent doing endless data entry, books reconciliation and then having to use a carrier pigeon to ship it all to our CPA was getting out of control. We had enough. Armed with our skill & experience we built the 1st fully automated bookkeeping mobile 1st platform. 100% powered by machines end-to-end with proprietary computer vision and machine learning algorithms.

Welcome to the future!

We did it the hard way. We automated the boring parts of accounting (date entry, categorization & reconciliation) with machines, not humans. This means that no one except YOU is looking at and accessing your data. Veryfi is a HIPAA & GDPR compliant solution. You can now rest assured your financial data is safe.
We also made Veryfi a real-time “system of record”. A technical feat above the rest. Now you could truly throw away those receipts after each scan.

Getting the foundation right has allowed us to build data models that automate many facets of bookkeeping with high precision. And setting the ground work for whats to come next!

To help us through this complex journey, we were honored to get the support of “the world’s most powerful start-up incubator” (Fast Company); Y Combinator. We graduated from Y Combinator in 2017 (YC W17 cohort) and received further support from amazing investors listed below. We are humbled to be surrounded by so many amazing people and if you want to join our mission please reach out.

We are just getting started.

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Ernest & Dmitry
Veryfi Cofounders

Ernest Semerda, cofounder of Veryfi, Medlert and GSDfaster

Ernest Semerda

Dmitry Birulia

Dmitry Birulia

Backed by the best in Silicon Valley

Y Combinator YC W17 invests in Veryfi, a Silicon Valley startup founded by Ernest & Dmitry Act One Ventures invests in Veryfi (a YC backed startup in Silicon Valley) Zillionize Invests in Veryfi – AI-Based Technology That Replaces Human Bookkeepers 

Headquartered in Silicon Valley

Veryfi is headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley.
28 E 3rd Ave, Suite 201, San Mateo, CA 94401, California, USA

Veryfi HQ - Downtown San Mateo

Veryfi HQ – Downtown San Mateo


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Are you wasting your precious time at a boring company going nowhere?
Do you love getting stuff done fast and with high precision?
Do you enjoy working on deep learning problems and mobility?

Then you have came to the right place. We work with the latest tech from native mobile to machine learning on a microservices & container architecture. We are uprooting an old industry that’s slow to adopt modern tech and protocols. Exciting times!

We have positions open locally in San Mateo (California) and remote with opportunity for employment visa sponsorships. We invest in you.

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