Let’s Make Taxes Better for Everyone

At Visor, we’re on a mission to transform the tax-preparation industry.

Avinash, Gene and Gernot. Co-Founders of Visor in San Francisco, CA.

Taxes are painful, boring, and one of your biggest expenses. Once a year, you pull together your tax documents and hope you get a check back from the government. Tax-preparation services or products may make the filing a little less painful, but they don’t radically improve the process or outcomes.

That’s our challenge.

How We’re Transforming Taxes

When you choose a do-it-yourself tax product, you may save money in filing fees, but you’re missing out on optimization that only expert advisors can realize. The tax code is complex and subjective, always leaving room for interpretation.

Until now, only people with the means to access highly skilled advising could plan ahead to optimize their finances. We’re expanding the traditional CPA experience into a year-round service. With the latest technology, we make this full-service advising accessible and affordable to everyone.

Our tax experts don’t just file your taxes; they walk you through financial decisions and life choices that have tax implications. When you work with Visor, we pair you with a personal tax advisor who optimizes your finances throughout the year. This hands-on expert answers your questions when you’re buying a home and provides guidance when you’re thinking about a career change.

Our technology elevates traditional advising by leveraging the combined expertise of our tax experts. This approach equips your advisor with the tools to manage complex needs. By bringing efficiency to an antiquated industry, we also lower costs for you.

The Visor Dashboard from which you can speak to an advisor

Our First Milestone

For the past year, we’ve been working behind the scenes to share this new experience with everyone. We’re incredibly proud of the progress we’ve made. Our team has already saved our clients a total of $10 million, and we’re just getting started. Today is the first of many milestones: We’re publicly launching our tax advisory solution to democratize the industry.

We’re also excited to announce that our team closed $6.5 million in seed funding led by early-stage venture firm Obvious Ventures with participation from Social Capital, Maveron, Lux Capital, Fika Ventures, Box Group, Kindred Ventures, Niklas Zennström (co-founder, Skype, angel investing personally), Keith Coleman (VP Product, Twitter), and other angel investors.

We’re grateful to these partners who share our vision, and we’re ready for the busy months ahead! Our new funding enables us to grow our team to 80 people by the end of 2017 and expand the impact of our technology.

Together, we’re making taxes better for everyone. Will you join us?

If you’re ready for a smarter way to manage your taxes, get started with Visor.

If you’re interested in joining our growing team, check out our job openings.