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About Zen99

Zen99 provides free tax and insurance tools that make it simple for America's rapidly growing independent workforce to streamline tax and insurance forms, 1099 expenses and more to ensure they don't miss out on tax savings. Zen99 now offers affordable health insurance plans to qualified contractors and their families nationwide, and provides a way to manage all types of tax credits, which can substantially reduce monthly insurance premiums. Zen99 offers educational support and informative content for the freelance workforce through Zen99 University. Based in San Francisco, California, Zen99 is backed by Y Combinator, SV Angel, CrunchFund, Upside Partnership and Collaborative Fund among others.

Headquarters Location

2945 Steiner St

San Francisco, California, 94123,

United States




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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Zen99 in 1 CB Insights research brief, most recently on Aug 1, 2023.

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Latest Zen99 News

Zen99, startup serving ’on-demand’ workers, abruptly shuts down

Aug 13, 2015

Enlarge Miscellaneous: Workers' compensation insurance rates will rise 0.9% Zen99, a San Francisco-based startup serving so-called 1099 workers, has announced that it will shut down on August 25. Launched in 2014 as a free service, Zen99 was backed by Y Combinator and received additional funding from Crunchfund, SV Angel, Upside Partnership and Collaborative Fund. In total, it raised $2.6 million across three rounds. Zen99 offered tax, finance and insurance assistance to the rising self-employed workforce of drivers, cleaners, and freelancers, estimating on its Crunchbase page that contractors are “growing at twice the rate of traditional employees.” They noted that they serve both service industry workers and “asset-based” workers such as Airbnb hosts and Ebay resellers. In a blog post , CEO Zachary Trier did not cite a reason for the abrupt shutdown, but urged users to download their data before it’s deleted on August 25, and offered a discount on Quickbooks’ Self-Employed tax software. In his post, Trier said that remaining capital would be returned to investors and promised to “comment more on the contractor space and this decision soon.” Zen99 is the latest in a series of “on-demand” services to close doors: Zirtual, a virtual assistant platform, closed in August; home-cleaning startup Homejoy shut down in July; and food delivery service Good Eggs recently laid off 140, eliminating operations in all cities except San Francisco. Want San Francisco Human Resources news in your inbox? Sign up for our free email newsletters. Home of the Day

Zen99 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Where is Zen99's headquarters?

    Zen99's headquarters is located at 2945 Steiner St, San Francisco.

  • What is Zen99's latest funding round?

    Zen99's latest funding round is Dead.

  • How much did Zen99 raise?

    Zen99 raised a total of $2.62M.

  • Who are the investors of Zen99?

    Investors of Zen99 include Y Combinator, SV Angel, Collab+Currency, Tuesday Capital, Fuel Capital and 3 more.



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