Lighting It Up | Enrico Palmerino from Botkeeper

Hot dog stands, energy drink distribution, custom ping-pong balls—Enrico Palmerino has run about every kind of business you can imagine.

His ventures attracted him to data analysis, which eventually led him to found his current tech startup, Botkeeper, an automatic bookkeeping solution for accounting firms, powered by AI and machine learning.

On this edition of Founders Journey, Enrico tells us about his early beginnings and how he ended up creating a lighting company in college that pulled in over $8 million in revenue by his senior year.

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Botkeeper has raised $50M from marque investors and serves several thousand companies and 80+ accounting firms, processing 30M+ transactions per quarter. Enrico also serves on the Board of OnProcess Technology and Fidelity Bank and is an investor and advisor in several prominent tech companies. He has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting, Top 30 Most Inspiring Business Leaders, and 2020 Golden Bridge Entrepreneur of the Year.

Prior to Botkeeper, Enrico was co-owner and Managing Director of SmartBooks, a cloud accounting firm, which grew from 6-40 employees in 3 years before he was bought out in 2015 so he could launch Botkeeper.Early in Enrico’s career he was ranked 2nd among Bloomberg’s Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25 in recognition of his co-founding ThinkLite. Enrico grew ThinkLite from dorm room start-up to $8.5M ARR before graduating college and successfully exiting the venture.



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