VATBox raises $24 mln

VATBox said Wednesday it raised $24 million in financing led by Viola Private Equity with participation of existing investors. Tel Aviv, Israel-based VATBox provides automated VAT recovery and governance solutions.


TEL AVIV, Israel, August 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —
Automated VAT recovery & governance solutions empower the Global 2000 to maximize VAT returns, ensure compliance and governance.
VATBox, the leading cloud-based provider of automated VAT recovery and governance solutions, announced the closing of $24 millionin a new financing round led by Viola Private Equity with participation of existing private investors. The funding will further fuel VATBox’s aggressive growth plans, accelerating its expansion in the massive, growing market of VAT recovery and governance.
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VATBox was founded in 2013 by CEO Isaac Saft and President Noam Guzman. Leveraging their extensive experience in the enterprise software market, together with Comverse former SVP of Global Operations Yoram Hordan (COO) and a team of 60 employees, VATBox has become a significant player in the field of VAT recovery and compliance. The company has hundreds of multinational clientsincluding brand leaders and the Fortune 500.
VATBox aims to replace current, ad-hoc manual VAT recovery processes, with an innovative, fully automated, data driven solution that maximizes returns and provides visibility and compliance across all global entities. VATBox’s disruptive technology ensures that any cross border or unstructured VAT paid by the client will be captured, qualified, evaluated and recovered automatically.
VATBox operates in many countries worldwide and is currently focused on expanding its presence in existing and new markets.
Sami Totah, Partner at Viola Private Equity, said: “VATBox’s fully automated solution offers more money back and the requiredgovernance to clients, solving a long term pain around the complexity of dealing with VAT. The company’s track record with Fortune 500 clients provides significant market validation. We are excited to join forces with VATBox’s excellent team in building the category leader in the VAT recovery market.”
Isaac Saft, CEO of VATBox, added: “Indirect tax is a massive and significant expense for every global company. For decades, the VAT recovery market was controlled by manual service providers that offered inefficient, risky, non-visible and limited services, thereby forcing companies to leave billions of euros of VAT on the table, and leaving themselves open to significant risk. In today’s complex indirect tax environment, executives expect to control, forecast and optimize financial processes with technology, which surprisingly,has not evolved since incept, and governance was unheard of. As the first and only tech player in this market, we provide fully secure and easy-to-use solutions that maximize VAT recovery, while adding an essential compliance and governance layer that had not been available before. We are very excited to partner with Viola Private Equity as we continue to disrupt this accelerating market.”
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Viola Private Equity is a member of the Viola Group, Israel’s premier technology-focused Private Equity group with over $2B under management. Visit:
Contact: Meira Primes | CMO VATBox | |